Sen. Corker, Remember What You Said in 2007?

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is administering CPR to the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, S.744, which richly deserves to die on its merits (or lack thereof). Along with Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Corker has brokered a very expensive fig leaf, which calls for throwing money at the border without any assurances that our borders will actually be secured, and which fixes none of the myriad of problems with the bill in its entirety.

All of this effort is designed to provide senators cover to vote for amnesty for 12 million illegal aliens. It may be worth reminding Sen. Corker what he had to say on the subject of amnesty on May 23, 2007:

“There is a sense of fairness that we see many times on the floor that is not addressed by the fact that we have about 12 million people in this country today illegally. People see this bill as straight amnesty, where all of a sudden we are going to make it legal that if you have been here working, for however long, you become legal in this country by virtue of being here…It is that point, I think, that has divided the American people, the fact that this bill does not address the inequity of allowing those people to remain here.”

The 2007 quote was dug up by blogger Fred Bauer.

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    So now they are saying that Edward Snowden, who released all the NSA secrets and had a top security clearance, was not properly investigated and vetted. But these “strict background checks” of 12 million people are going to attempt to untangle all the various IDs and Social Security numbers used by them? Yeah, and I have a bridge to sell you.

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      John Winthrop on

      Leland…..if you find out that an illegal used your SS and all of the sudden your SS goes from 1000 a month to 2500 dollars……what would you do?………..would you tell the IRS that is not yours? or you would do the HONEST thing and claim what you really worked for?