Amnesty, Big Ag, public education in multiple languages, borders and enforcement – Georgia’s retiring U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson on why he supports passage of “a bipartisan immigration bill”
The below is from WXIA-TV News
Sen. Isakson: Rapid health decline prompted early retirement
On why he thinks the GOP and Democrats should work to pass a bipartisan immigration bill:
“The public is ready for the Dreamers, for that problem to get solved. The public is ready in south Georgia to have workers to work in the fields. The public is ready in public education to see to it we’re responding to multiple languages that are being spoken in our schools(Note from D.A. King: Metro Atlanta’s Dekalb County school system, for example, is blessed with about 140 foreign languages). And every day we put off solving those problems is a day we have another problem down the line. It’s time we did – and it’s time we enforced the law as well. What the president has done, and it’s made some people mad, but he’s actually enforced the laws that we passed – that we said we were going to (use to) enforce the law with a long time ago. We need to just tough it out and do it.
Get it done and appropriate the money that’s necessary to get it done and then move it forward to a better day where everybody is recognized for their legal status, the ethnicity is not a stop to them being a citizen of the United States or get a visa, and we get it done in an orderly fashion where we no longer have borders that leak. We have borders that are strong, and ways to get in that are legal and right. I doubt we’ll get anything done on immigration before the end of the year, but we should.”