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A Democrat for immigration enforcement: For real

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 29, 2007 02:06 PM

There are, believe it or not, a few Democrats who have their heads screwed on straight when it comes to immigration enforcement. Several were elected last fall; the open-borders lobby has conveniently ignored them.

At their peril.

Numbers USA brings words that one of the pro-enforcement Dems is readying a worthwhile piece of legislation with bipartisan support:

A new immigration enforcement bill that would remove the jobs magnet for illegal immigration is expected to be introduced in the House very soon. The SAVE Act (Secure America with Verification Enforcement) will be sponsored by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and is expected to have bi-partisan support. NumbersUSA believes this bill originating on the Democratic side of the House is just the vehicle to give us a chance to actually pass immigration legislation through a Democratic-controlled Congress that would significantly improve the lives of most Americans. Specifically, The SAVE Act would eventually require every employee in America to go through the E-Verify system, identifying all illegal aliens and removing any “glitches” that once allowed them to pass through the system and into the workforce undetected.

Shuler was a staunch opponent of the Bush/Reid shamnesty:

“This is an issue that Democrats and Republicans should stand together on,” said Rep. Shuler. “We should stand for the rule of law and what is right. We cannot, we must not, and we should not reward those who have broken the law.”

“It is unfair to those who have gone through and are continuing to go through the process of legal immigration to grant amnesty and citizenship to those who have entered our country illegally,” Rep. Shuler continued

He can say that again.

Now, if only more of our GOP lawmakers and DHS bureaucrats in the Bush administration would do the same.