WorldNetDaily has a new post by Chuck Norris, deftly countering each and every one of the immigration attacks that have been recently made against Huckabee:
Some would love to turn former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's GOP presidential candidacy from a surge into a dirge. That's exactly what critics are trying to do – and working double-time at it, especially with the issue of immigration.Read the whole thing here...
Mike welcomes this catalyst of criticism, first and foremost because he knows his record is strong. But he also realizes the heat translates into the fact that he has become a significant threat to the former rat pack ("first tier") of the presidential race.
What I appreciate about Mike is he does not dodge difficult issues or accusations. He forthrightly dealt with these criticisms last week, appearing on countless forums refuting or giving further explanations. As you will see, these allegations are based upon nothing more than a combination of others examining minutiae and maligning his record.
Huckabee opposed the amnesty bill proposed by the Senate this year. He supports Congress' $3 billion directed to build up border security – monies used to train and deploy 23,000 more agents, build 700 miles of fence and 300 miles of vehicle barriers, add four drone airplanes and erect 105 radar and camera towers.
As he summarized, "I have supported enforcing the laws on adults who broke the immigration laws. I believe in a secure border. I believe that we shouldn't have amnesty, and I don't believe in sanctuary cities."
Resolving probably his greatest accusation, Gov. Mike did not offer blanket in-state tuition breaks to the children of illegal immigration. He tried to prevent penalties to high school students, even those whose parents brought them over illegally, who were aspiring to obtain challenging academic scholarships. He espoused that these competitive benefits were open to illegals too, "if they were willing to apply and become legal citizens."
Huckabee explained the drive behind his decision:
[My] position was and remains that you do not punish a child for the crime of the parent. If a child is in the back seat of a car when a father drives drunk, it's perfectly appropriate to put the father in the drunk tank, but you don't put the child in the drunk tank. If a child was brought here when he or she was 5 years old and has gone through our entire education system and has worked hard, learned and made straight As, and has qualified for an Academic Challenge Scholarship, which was a very specific program in the state, and that student has qualified to be able to earn that scholarship, I'd rather that student go to college and become a taxpayer, not simply take some low-end hourly wage job and ultimately be a tax-taker.
Mike's strong position on illegal immigration still stands – it isn't negated by his compassion. He agrees confidently and completely with the words of President Ronald Reagan, "A nation without borders is not a nation."
That's where Mike Huckabee stands on illegal immigration – and I support him for it. One more reason why he's my choice for president, and I believe we should all join his team, spread word about him, and especially support him financially.