Monday, February 7, 2011


"The cases vary. At the present, he and his staff are assisting a young woman who is in college. She was adopted as a child with special needs after her birth parents died. Her adoptive parents are U.S. citizens who thought that she had been born in the United States.

"We’re trying to see if there is any way, any loophole where she can get a Social Security card so that she can get a job," he said.

Farenthold predicted that key immigration issues will be back on the table in six months.

He said that "big-city Republicans don’t understand the border and have vilified both legal and illegal immigrants." He said 99 percent of immigrants that enter the U.S. don’t come to take advantage of the country"

It is always a good sign when someone tries to think for themselves.  But he is mistaken if he thinks the misperception only comes from big cities.  I know plenty of Mexican Americans in Brownsville whose families have been here since it was Mexico, and who will be angry with Farenthold over his more pragmatic approach.  I am happy with his words on this issue so far - of course the Republicans can threaten him with blocking a project he wants and his views may change.

I think those of use who understand undocumented immigration is not so black and white are happy with this story on this issue.


Fred Drew said...

Sounds to me like the guy can at least think - his policies on immigration sound logical.
It is a shame that the previous staff took the records of inquiries in progress with them.
Who could that benefit, politically?

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed. Lets see if he can fade the heat. On the issue of looting the office, the last time we heard a story like that was when the Bush guys moved in after Clinton. That time it turned out to not be true. I'm no friend of Ortiz but I'm reserving judgement.

Anonymous said...

what about when the pan won the mayoral position in matamoros years ago. didn't they show up to find nothing but computers, police cars, garbage trucks...