"I'm not going to use taxpayer dollars to file lawsuits for illegal aliens," said Bruning after learning a couple in the U.S. illegally was bringing a case to his office. "You're not going to get a free lawyer" from his office, he said, "if you're not a citizen of this country."
This has ticked off idiots like Raul Gonzalez, legislative director of the National Council of La Raza, who said Bruning's interpretation would allow people to "run wild over immigrants." No, Raul, not immigrants, illegals. There is a difference.
Ron Haskins, a former welfare adviser to President Bush who worked on the 1996 welfare overhaul as a congressional staff director, said the welfare reform law was meant to deny legal services to illegal immigrants.
But it is appropriate to spend public money on issues that "advance the interests of society," he said.
"If I was a citizen of the state," he said when told about Bruning's position, "I'd think, what's in the interests of the community?"
"Even if a person is here illegally, we should enforce the law."If we were enforcing the law the illegals wouldn't be here. By all means enforce the law, beginning with the ones on immigration.