Tuesday, July 10, 2007

MEL Responds (Again!)


This shall have to do folks as my "Title" block is non-working currently in blogspot....(who knows why!)

At any rate......Mel again responds to my email....a week and a half later, but a response none-the-less......

"Dear Mr. DeLand:

Thank you for contacting me regarding immigration reform. I appreciate hearing from you and would like to respond to your concerns.

As you may know, on June 28, 2007, the Senate voted to set aside debate once again on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S.1639).

I firmly believe addressing this issue in a comprehensive manner is critical to our nation’s security and continued prosperity. While securing our borders is top priority, we must also address the economic and law enforcement realities of having millions of illegal immigrants already living and working in the United States. Any solution to this problem must be practical to be effective. Efforts to secure our borders should be coupled with necessary changes to our current ambiguous and ineffective immigration policies to maximize security for our country. Additionally, gaining operational control of the border will not cease the problem if we do not gain control of our employment system. Please know that, I will continue to work with President Bush and my colleagues in Congress to develop a plan that will halt the flow of illegal immigrants crossing our border while implementing needed changes to our immigration laws.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions or comments. For more information about issues and activities important to Florida, please sign up for my weekly newsletter at http://martinez.senate.gov.


Mel Martinez
United States Senator"

Thanks for the response Senator.....HOWEVER......you continue to discuss the fact we cannot seal the border without addressing the needs of the 12 million here already..

Plus.....You seem to feel current laws are unworkable.....then WHY were they passed, and WHY should we believe anything coming from the Congress?