Thursday, December 23, 2004
Actually, Our Border With Mexico...
Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) issued a statement on Tuesday contrasting
the government's zeal in preventing parrots from Mexico from illegally entering
the country with their efforts to stop illegal immigration in general.
Under the headline "Apparently There Are No Jobs Available That American Parrots Won't Do," Tancredo said he was surprised to learn of the "incredible success that
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers enjoyed in apprehending
smugglers attempting to illegally smuggle 150 Lilac Crowned and Mexican Redhead Amazon Parrots into the United States."
[A]dded Tancredo, "Perhaps we should explore the possibility of moving the
Fish and Wildlife Service from the Interior Department over into Homeland