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Old 02-15-2011, 09:33 AM
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It has come to light that Gov. Haley Barbour’s former lobbying firm, Griffith & Rogers, worked on behalf of the Mexican government in 2001 promoting legislation that would have given amnesty to millions of illegal aliens

On Fox News Sunday, Barbour tried to explain the damaging revelation by saying: “Let me just make this very plain. I'm a lobbyist, a politician, and a lawyer. You know, that's the trifecta. And I am willing to have my record in front of everybody.”
In September 2010, he told Human Events: “Common sense tells us we're not gonna take ten or twelve or fourteen million people and put them in jail and deport them. We're not gonna do it, and we need to quit--some of the people need to quit acting like we are, and let's talk about real solutions."
We need to enforce current laws

Barbour has also tried justify the hiring of illegal aliens to rebuild the Gulf region after Hurricane Katrina, though he referred to them as “the Spanish speakers that came in to help rebuild.”

Barbour said: “There's no doubt in my mind some of them weren't here legally. Some of them were, some of them weren't. But they came in, they looked for the work--if they hadn't been there, if they hadn't come and stayed for a few months or a couple of years, we would be way, way, way behind where we are now.”
Or…Those jobs would have gone to American workers and their wages would have been much higher and would have been spent in this country, rather than wired back home to Mexico and Central American in the form of Western Union Moneygrams.

With 1 in 5 Americans out of work, we cannot afford another in a long line of presidents who spend more time securing jobs for illegal aliens, than they do for U.S. citizens.
Couldn't agree more
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:44 AM
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Of course, he’ll flip flop. I can hear him now – “Well, I didn’t actually mean we should legalize the undocumented. I simply meant we should forge a partnership with their countries of origin, for humane repatriation.”
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