Press Briefing by Scott McClellan
For Immediate Release
Q Scott, WorldNet Daily quotes the largest local union of U.S. Border Patrol agents, Local 2544 in Tucson section, as saying this: "We have not had one single complaint from a rank-and-file agent in this sector about the Minutemen, many of whom are retired firefighters, cops and other professionals. Sensors have been set off by the ACLU sneaking around."
MR. McCLELLAN: -- along our borders. We're making use of new technology to help secure our borders. We have taken a number of steps in recent years to achieve that important objective.
The President also believes it's important -- you bring up one -- you mentioned amnesty, and the President does not believe we should have a blanket amnesty. He's made that clear, as well. But the President does believe we should have a more orderly, secure, and safe migration system. And one of the issues before us is immigration reform. There are a number of members that are committed to immigration reform. The President has outlined his approach for moving forward on a temporary worker program that will address two important priorities when it comes to our border. It will -- well, address an economic need, and it will address the security challenges that we face, because if we move forward on that plan, it will allow those who are enforcing our borders to focus their efforts on those who are coming here for the wrong reasons, and help us better secure the borders.
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