ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) - California Rep. Duncan Hunter didn't particularly like the question posed by the Manchester Union Leader's Tom Fahey. Fahey asked who is going to fill the jobs left open if illegal immigrants had to leave the country.
He said he didn't agree with the premise that illegal immigrants are filling all the jobs, citing a sweep at Swift plants in Iowa as evidence.
Hunter said border enforcement is the issue at hand. That's why he's in favor of the fence mandated in the bill he sponsored, and signed by President Bush in October.
That bill mandated a 854-mile, double-border fence, not the "scraggly little fence you show on CNN all the time," he said.
"If they get across my fence we sign them up for the Olympics immediately. We've got a big fence," he said.
Six months later, Hunter said that fence is just 11 miles long.
"This administration has a case of the slows," he said.
– CNN.com Writer Kristi Keck