CHICAGO - With mid-term elections looming, Illinois' U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin joined his left-wing colleague Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), in calling on President Obama to act through executive order on immigration.
Voicing traditional liberal bromides, Durbin said: “Voices of hatred, voices of division, voices that tell us we should not embrace the diversity of this country, that we shouldn’t show the sense of caring and compassion for those less fortunate that come to our shores and borders. We’re being tested again, and I know we can pass that test.”
Durbin's opponent, Jim Oberweis, argues the U.S. needs to secure its borders and then implement a guest worker program in which non-American workers can "easily, safely and legally" move back and forth across the border in order to provide cost-efficient labor without citizenship, or while in the process of acquiring citizenship.
"Unfortunately, Sen. Durbin prefers to demonize people and keep the status quo alive. He is using immigrants – both legal and illegal – as pawns for his political games. That is just wrong – even immoral. I want to find a solution. We should not use people to play political games," says Oberweis.