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Putting off border security a bad idea
Rep. Lou Barletta -- Roll Call -- March 12   
Barletta: Secure the Borders Before Addressing Illegal aliens
    We have been presented with a false choice in the Washington-based debate over illegal immigration. On one hand, we are offered the Obama plan, conveniently leaked to the media, which offers permanent residency after a shockingly long eight years on probation. On the other, we have the "gang of eight," who say citizenship lies at the end of an amorphous path following a declaration of secure borders by a yet-to-be-named commission. Both of these are unacceptable and fail to address the causes of illegal immigration and the massive costs associated with legalizing millions of people who have already broken our laws. [...]
    There should not and cannot be a plan to address the millions of illegal aliens until we secure the borders. The two plans put forth are inadequate, in that there are no standards for what a secure border truly is. Putting the northern, southern and water-bound borders aside, what about all of the inland portals? If your state is home to an international airport, then you effectively live in a border state, given that 40 percent of all illegal aliens present today arrived on visas that have now expired.
    As I like to say, a homeowner would never replace the wet carpet while there was still a hole in the roof.

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