On Thursday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal gave an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. At the end of the interview, Blitzer asked Gov. Jindal if he was in favor of a comprehensive approach to immigration reform. Unfortunately, Gov. Jindal told CNN's viewers what he really believes:
I am for a comprehensive approach.... We in the Republican Party need to be clear that we welcome folks who want to come to this country, who want to follow the rules, make this a better, stronger country. Our legal immigration system is broken. We need to dramatically increase the number of people we allow into this country legally. It's good for them, it's good for our country. Right now, our immigration policies aren't good for our country. They're not good for our families. We have folks that come here, we educate them, we kick them out of our country. As a Republican Party, we need to be very clear, we welcome those folks that want to come here, make this a better, stronger country. It takes a lot of entrepreneurial spirit and risk to move your family here, to take those chances, to want to get good-paying jobs, to work very hard. Those are the kind of people that have made this a great country.
Obviously, Gov. Jindal is not aware (or, worse, he does not care) that 23 million Americans can't find a full-time job. Please send him a fax and tell him that importing even more foreign workers is not a policy that is good for the Republican Party or a policy that's good for unemployed Americans.
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