What Barbara Jordan stood for
By Michelle Malkin • February 22, 2008 03:31 PM

Last night, both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton invoked ( http://michellemalkin.com/2008/02/21/th ... -clinton/c) the late Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan as a hero and mentor (transcript: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/02/22/ ... debate.php).

Jordan, a black Democrat who was a staunch advocate of immigration enforcement and border control, was a true maverick.

She didn’t just pay lip service to border security as all of today’s presidential candidates do. She meant what she said. If Clinton and Obama bothered to pay attention to what Jordan stood for, I highly doubt they would be so eager to wrap themselves in her legacy.

She stood for ending chain migration, ending the idiotic Diversity Visa Lottery program: http://www.numbersusa.com/about/goals.html , and enforcing strict deportation policies not just for illegal aliens convicted of aggravated felonies and other crimes, but for all border/visa violators. She opposed welfare programs for illegal aliens. She pushed for real employer sanctions. She summed up what comprehensive immigration enforcement reform really looks like:
Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave.
Go read her full testimony to the House immigration committee in February 1995: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/uscir/022495.html

No way in hell she’d support Clinton or Obama (or McCain, for that matter) based on their open-borders records.
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