June 17th, 2007
02:59 PM ET
10 years ago

Hunter: Bush's immigration plan a "terrible trade"

Hunter disagrees with President Bush on immigration

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Presidential Candidate Duncan Hunter thinks the President’s new plan to provide additional border security funds to the immigration bill is “terrible”. Speaking on CNN’s Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, Hunter said, “I think it's a terrible trade for the president of the United States or the Senate, which really has this amendment, to trade border security for amnesty.”

The president Thursday proposed adding an amendment to the immigration bill that would immediately provide $4.4 million to beef up border security. “Border security is the obligation of the American government,” Hunter said. “That's like saying we'll send enough bullets to our troops in the field in Iraq or Afghanistan if you do something else, if you in Congress will make the right move. That should be a given.”

- CNN Associate Producer Jennifer Burch

Filed under: Duncan Hunter • Immigration • President Bush • Senate
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Alice Waught

    I agree with hunter, I think they should be treated humanly when they live here ,but they would want the better paying jobs in our society and there is not enought to go around. I say veto bush's immgration bill. do not let them become citizens.

    June 17, 2007 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  2. Lee, CA

    Are you serious.. one word... "spellchecker"

    June 17, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  3. Allen, Jacksonville, FL

    uh, who uploaded this story?

    The picture looks ridiculously stretched.

    June 17, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  4. anon

    as a side note, you need to work on picture formatting on this blog. you take certain-sized pictures and then stretch them to fit the default, making people's heads look very short yet very fat.

    June 17, 2007 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  5. Pat M Chtown PEI Canada

    The rules and regulations below are posted on the Comment Page/ So how did the following posts at the bottom of the page slip through the cracks...
    What is required by one should be required by all.

    "Comments that do not include your name, city and state will not be posted."
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    Posted By Alice Waught
    Posted By Lee, CA
    Posted By anon :

    June 17, 2007 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    I will likely vote for the Democractic nominee and do not agree with many of President Bush's policies. However, whatever his intentions, the immigration bill is better than anything we have right now. The Republican candidates should stop complaining and propose REAL SOLUTIONS, such as the one President Bush has suggested. If they think this is a 'terrible mistake,' well, they should come up with their own plan...much like candidates who denounce the war should come up with their own strategy.

    June 17, 2007 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  7. Jay, NYC

    I sure would like to know where this 4.4 billion dollars is coming from. Money don't grow on trees.

    June 19, 2007 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  8. Anonymous

    In regards to this piece of s- bill the U.S. Senate is trying to shove down the thoat of the American public, I have only one comment:



    June 20, 2007 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |