Secretary said Friday that immigration reform would let U.S. law enforcement focus on catching criminals instead of migrants seeking better economic prospects. But he said Americans were unlikely to back any such reform until added security along the Mexican border convinces them they're safe.
"Comprehensive immigration reform, he said, would allow U.S. law enforcement to focus more on the people that we don't want in the country under any circumstances, namely the criminals and the dangerous folks."
He did tip wich way the administration leans.
"Every time a Border Patrol officer is transporting a load of future housekeepers and landscapers to someplace to be returned, he's not looking for drug dealers or drug loads," Chertoff said.So basically, we only care about the bad guys (crimanals) coming across the borders, "future housekeepers and landscapers are welcome, any way you can get here.