“When you consult with Latino Hollywood celebrities such as Eva Longoria and Rosario Dawson wanting their take on [immigation reform], you aren’t serious. When you sit down with the SEIU and other union leaders to get their take on immigration reform, you aren’t serious. When you threaten to sue border states that are only doing what the federal government won’t do, you aren’t being serious. And, finally, when you bring up ‘immigration reform’ for political reasons – to fire up the folks on the left as the election season nears – you aren’t serious.
“When it comes to securing our borders, enforcing our immigration laws and holding businesses accountable to hiring illegal immigrants, Mr. President, I, like many of my Republican colleagues, am serious. And if it would take introducing legislation to build a moat with alligators in order to secure our borders to get you to be serious on the topic – I’m game.”
– Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), in an open letter to President Barack Obama yesterday.