||Senate Gives Gonzales Free
Hand on Border
John Ashcroft faced Senate confirmation, four days of hearings
were designed to nail him down on issues such as race, affirmative
action and desegregation. Twenty witnesses were called. Attorney
General nominee Alberto Gonzales faced only two days of hearings
with questions limited mainly to his role in the administration's
policy on torture. In the single question on immigration law
enforcement, Gonzales said
illegal aliens are citizens.
"America is facing an invasion across
its border with Mexico and the U.S. Senate has proven once again
that it doesn't care," said Glenn Spencer of American Patrol.