I was sent an interesting email with an attached letter from Florida Senator Bill Nelson sent to Don O’Nesky, one of his constituents, in in May 2006. The subject of the original letter from Senator Nelson was his stand on illegal immigration.
In the letter Senator Nelson states, “I believe the U.S. needs a smart, realistic plan to address illegal immigration – one that protects our borders and insures all immigrants play by the rules.” Nelson in his 2006 letter wanted to “deport” those who don’t “play by the rules.” Sounds somewhat like what Donald Trump is saying today.
In an email to Senator Nelson, reminding him of what he said, O’Nesky notes:
Senator Bill Nelson
Dear Senator Nelson:
Re: Illegal Alien/Immigration Issues
On May 23, 2006 we received the attached letter [below] from you agreeing that we have an illegal alien/immigration problem. You indicated “we need to enforce our existing laws.” Plus you pointed out additional things that needed to be done to protect the border. You implied these items would be on the table when ‘the Senate considers this issue.’
Well, next spring will complete a decade since that letter was sent out and not only has the situation not been fixed, it is much, much worse.
At this rate, in another decade we will not have a border. And as a reminder a country that does not enforce its border is no longer a free and independent nation.
This is a serious issue that has needed fixing for a very long time and it must be fixed now!
It seems politicians in general, and Democrats like Senator Nelson in particular, are willing to change their policy positions like the weather in the Sunshine State. With President Obama opening the U.S. borders and allowing increasing numbers of refugees from Muslim countries into local communities, Senator Nelson has reconsidered his position?
Here is the original letter sent to Senator Nelson: