MALDEF Opposes Border Enforcement First
Allowing Drugs in While They Fight For Amnesty
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 1
Dobbs: All right. Let me ask you this, if, in point of fact, we could secure the borders, would you be willing to secure those borders and ports, and then begin the process of reforming our laws or would you resist that idea absolutely?
Trasvina MALDEF: The two go hand in hand. Legalization is helping us secure the nation. [...]
Dobbs: We could have had -- we would be on the issue right now. We could be undergoing a very vigorous reform of our immigration laws had your organization and others not resisted securing that border.
Trasvina: Absolutely not. You're just incorrect, Lou. The people who want to debate on the bill want to move forward.
Dobbs: Do you want to legalize marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines? Because that's what -- those drugs are killing people in the very ethnic group that you purport to represent.
Trasvina: Look, Lou, you can get on different subjects all you want. On the issue of immigration...
Dobbs: I'm not -- it's all about the border, it's all about securing this border, it's all about enforcing our laws.
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