Former Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice recently admitted that one of her greatest regret about serving in the Bush Administration was the missed opportunity at passing Comprehensive immigration reform. At a recent hearing on Alabama’s controversial state passed immigration law, citizens of Alabama voiced their strong opposition for the law.The United States government uses newspaper advertisements in Mexico to combat drug smugglers.
Condoleezza Rice: ‘I Don’t Know When Immigrants Became The Enemy,’ Former Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice recently admitted that one of her greatest regret about serving in the Bush Administration was the missed opportunity at passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform. “Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke on a variety of topics in front of a crowd at Duke University Tuesday night, offering a particular criticism of the nation’s stance on immigration.”That immigrant culture that has renewed us … has been at the core of our strength,” she said, according to the The Raleigh News & Observer. “I don’t know when immigrants became the enemy.”Rice has long lamented the Bush administration’s failure to address comprehensive immigration reform during two terms in office, a disappointment that she reportedly reiterated on Tuesday.”
Immigration law draws fire in public hearing by House panel considering rewrite: At a recent hearing on Alabama’s controversial state passed immigration law, citizens of Alabama voiced their strong opposition for the law. “Opponents this morning called Alabama’s stringent immigration law hateful, evil and shameful and said a proposed rewrite will not remedy that. The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee held a public hearing on proposed revisions to the law. More than two dozen speakers addressed the committee. Many told lawmakers that the existing law is hurting the state’s image, splitting families and encouraging racial profiling, while a few complained changes will weaken the current law “We don’t like the immigration bill. We don’t want it tweaked. We want it repealed,” said Barbara Evans of Lowndes County.”
US turns to Mexican newspaper ads to counter drug smugglers who target unwitting job-seekers: The United States government uses newspaper advertisements in Mexico to combat drug smugglers. “For years, smugglers have used classified ads to recruit people to drive drugs across the border. Now, the U.S. government is fighting back with ads of its own. The ads by smugglers offer jobs as security guards, house cleaners and cashiers, and applicants are later told they have to drive company cars to the United States. They aren’t told, however, that the vehicles are carrying drugs. Starting this week, U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement began buying ad space in Tijuana newspapers to warn job seekers they might be unwitting targets.”