Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani signs autographs after speaking in New York, Monday, May 21, 2007. Giuliani was there to receive the endorsement of local New York politicians for his 2008 presidential run.
The former New York Mayor said he would like for there to be a system or database that would allow the government to “know everybody who is in the United States, who comes here from a foreign country”.
“If you make that your goal then everything follows from that or leads to that,” he added. “There should be a tamper proof id card, biometric id card that everyone who comes here from a foreign country should have. In order to make sure you identify everyone, in order to be secure.”
“Let’s see what happens in the debates they have now, the Senate has to debate it, the House as to debate it,” said Giuliani. “Let’s see if they can put something like that in, it that ends up giving us more security. The present version of the bill however … I don’t think that accomplishes that.”
This leaves McCain as the ONLY GOP Presidential candidate supporting the bill as submitted – out on an immigration limb that has little or no GOP voter base support.
McCain can make his quips about the Mittster but at the end of the Memorial Day recess he will have to either deliver and vote for an acceptable bill or………
And it is American National Security and not political endorsements that are driving the Mayor’s position.
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