In a panel discussion moderated by Andrea Mitchell (of NBC News fame) in celebration of the eighth anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, former DHS secretary, said that critics of immigration reform need to “get over it” and find a solution to the problem of “illegal” immigration. Andrea Nill at Think Progress posted his remarks:
Ridge: At some you’ve got to say to yourself, ‘We’re not sending 12 million people home. Let’s get over it…So let’s just figure out a way to legitimize their status, create a new system, and I think that will add more to border security than any number of fences we can put across the border.
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