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Brownback supports Bush on immigration


Just links today:Sam Brownback links[(Wichita Eagle) Bush: Guard needs to help patrol border:][1] Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., has been a vocal supporter of creating a guest worker program that would allow an eventual path to citizenship to some illegal immigrants. He said Monday night that he thought Bush's speech will help break the immigration logjam in the Senate by showing the commitment to security that has been demanded by immigration opponents."I've had people say to me, 'Secure the border first, then we'll talk' " about guest workers, said Brownback, who was in suburban Detroit to speak at a gathering of Republican activists. "The president had to establish credibility" on security, he said.[(Hutchinson News) Sebelius worries about further strain on Kansas Guard:][2] Sen. Sam Brownback, who is pushing for a national guest-worker program combined with better border security, said the president was headed in the right direction."I support the temporary use of National Guard troops until robust border enforcement measures are in place," Brownback said."The potential deployment of National Guard troops to the southern border underscores how we need a long-term fix for our broken immigration system. As the ineffective 1996 enforcement-only approach demonstrated, only a comprehensive solution that combines border enforcement with a guest worker program will fix the system and get immigration under control."[(USN&WR commentary) Handicapping for '08:][3] Charlie Cook, the respected analyst for NBC News and National Journal, lists 11 potential (presidential candidates) in both parties. I'm not a betting man, but more than half of those ambitious folks will be off the track long before a vote is cast.The main reason for their departures will be the inability to raise enough money to make an effective race. And the necessary amount to even play will be bigger than ever. The dropouts on the Cook list would be Sens. Sam Brownback of Kansas and Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, along with Govs. George Pataki of New York, Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts.How to contactAs always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][4] [1]: http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/special_packages/immigration_debate/14588824.htm [2]: http://www.hutchnews.com/news/regional/stories/Guard051606.shtml [3]: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/opinion/mashekblog/archive/060515/handicapping_for_08.htm [4]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed


KsTwister 12 years ago

Brownback is eyeing the Presidency so why wouldn't he side with him now. Sam certainly hasn't answered the call of those who put him in office. Add another amendment Sam, you will get your pork sooner or later but for crying out loud will you really try and do something with the real issues?!!!

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