Chertoff promises changes to illegal aliens policy
Homeland security secretary says all illegal aliens will be returned
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff promised Tuesday to end the "catch and release" policy that has allowed tens of thousands of non-Mexican illegal aliens to disappear within the United States.
"Return every single illegal entrant -- no exceptions
," Chertoff said in prepared testimony to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on proposals to overhaul the immigration system.
Chertoff was joined by Labor Secretary Elaine Chao in presenting administration views on the illegal immigrant problem. He said President Bush remains committed to a comprehensive approach including gaining control of the border, enforcing workplace laws and establishing a temporary worker program.
IT'S ABOUT TIME! We need more of this kind of talk coming out of the ivory palace.