Tancredo Challenges McCain To Debate


Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., on Thursday challenged a guest-worker program promoted by Sen. John McCain and offered to debate the Arizona Republican on immigration policy.

The challenge came as McCain prepared for a national tour to promote the guest-worker proposal. A spokeswoman for McCain was not immediately available to comment.

McCain and co-sponsor Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., have said their proposal would help employers and secure the borders by better regulating immigration. It also would help illegal workers earn legal status.

The Senate is expected to consider their bill and others this spring.

Last December, Tancredo helped pass legislation to tighten border security and prevent illegal immigrants from getting jobs.

“We could present our two views of immigration reform so the American people could compare our approaches side-by-side,” Tancredo wrote to McCain.

4 Responses to “Tancredo Challenges McCain To Debate”

  1. Brad Says:

    Never happen. McCain doesn’t want to look any more foolish than he already does. My guess is he will be trying to run for President in 2008.

  2. The Watchdog Says:

    I know it won’t happen either but I hope Tancredo keeps pushing him on it durning McCain’s election campaign. Hopefull Tancredo will be in the race as well.

  3. Ron Says:

    Tom Tancredo and a Lou Dobbs ticket is a Patirotic Americans wet dream. I’m just glad as hell these two Americans exist. Here are two Americans who are truly role models.

  4. Barry Bartindale Says:

    Re “The hardest thing for me to get past in cases like these is that if our politicians had enforced our immigration laws, the victims in these cases, who died horrible deaths, would likely still be alive.”

    The hardest thing for some people to face is the fact that it is law enforcement that isn’t enforcing the law, not “politicians.”

    “federal courts had repeatedly affirmed since 1984 that local police may inquire into immigration violations in the course of a routine stop”…..”Local police departments have always had the ability to collaborate with the INS in enforcement operations.”…..”It is illegal for local governments to prohibit police cooperation with the INS, and individual officers who report violations are protected by law.”

    “Local police officers should be made aware of their inherent legal authority to make immigration arrests if they have probable cause that an individual standing in front of them is present in the country illegally…..”

    “…..state and local law enforcement officials are free to arrest illegal aliens to the full extent permitted by state law.”

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