U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo, (R) Colorado, in Grand Junction Monday, said illegal farm workers should be deported. The controversial representative for the 6th Congressional District spoke at the monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Mesa County. He told the audience that higher food prices are a fair trade for increased national security.
The congressman has long been noted for his stance against illegal immigration. He says constituents are finally becoming frustrated as the number of illegal immigrants coming to the United States continues to soar. Tancredo noted that for every illegal alien stopped at the border, three to five manage to slip through undetected.
He says illegal immigration places a huge burden on the courts and social services, but that a bigger problem is the 100,000 Non–Mexican nationals arriving in the U.S. illegally, some of whom could be terrorists.
For the last few months Tancredo has been waging a low–key and as yet unannounced bid for the Presidency of the United States. He says the real purpose of his travels to Iowa and New Hampshire has been to put the immigration issue on the front burner of presidential politics.
Tancredo appealed to the partisan crowd to urge their local government to turn up the heat on illegal immigration, including contacting local federal immigration officials that he says often look the other way when illegal workers are reported.
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