Monday, October 08, 2007

Tancredo Takes On Rogue Mayors

From The Hill

Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), a GOP presidential hopeful and leading critic of immigration policies, blasted Texas mayors Monday for not letting the federal government build a border fence on their land.

Tancredo is reacting to reports that mayors of some Texas cities oppose the construction of the fence, which Congress approved to improve border security.

“These mayors are jeopardizing national security with their not-in-my-backyard attitude,” Tancredo said. “Congress approved the border fence with the overwhelming support of the American people to protect our nation from terrorists and illegal aliens and it will not be thwarted by a handful of rogue mayors.”

The outspoken Tancredo, who is polling in the low single digits in national polls, also offered his solution to the problem, which is to “build the border fence north of these communities.”

“These mayors have already demonstrated that their hearts and loyalties lie with Mexico — perhaps they’d feel more comfortable if their cities were geographically located there as well,” Tancredo said.

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