June 5th, 2007
09:21 PM ET
10 years ago

Hunter: This administration has a case of the slows

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

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  1. Gary Denson bloomington indiana

    Duncan Hunter won this debate and exposed the corruption behind immigration reform. American citizens know that the only reason for comprehensive immigration reform is to pass a complex,full of loopholes and unenforcables,bill that will continue to provide business with a low wage underclass that draws its real paycheck from U.S. tax dollars.

    June 5, 2007 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |