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If Only Bernie Kerik Could Say The Same...


“I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.”—Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

This is why the Bernard Kerik issue resonates. It has nothing to do with second-guessing the Bush White House vetting process. It’s the fact that the head of law enforcement in NYC and the potential leaders of homeland security could have such a blatant disregard for the law.

And everyone outside the Bush administration sees what the White House won’t: That enforcing immigration law is a key part of homeland security. Will the next DHS nominee be any more serious about illegal immigration that Kerik? Not unless President Bush suddenly gets serious about it, too.


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