33 Total Quotes

Mark Krikorian Quotes

US-Visit is not going to screen out people with terrorist intentions from Western Europe who aren't on our radar screen.
Mark Krikorian
#People

The president has Richard Nixon levels of popularity right now. He's just in no position to push Congress around.
Mark Krikorian
#Congress

Tom was like an Old Testament prophet crying out in the wilderness, and finally people are starting to listen.
Mark Krikorian
#People

In fairness to USC they are a young team with a lot of new players and when we scored relatively early it can be unsettling for a young team. I am sure if the shoe had been on the other foot and they scored an early goal on us we might have been a little unsettled.
Mark Krikorian
#Fairness

The professional opportunities for soccer players are very limited in America. There isn't a pro league here for women, and MLS is still pretty small, so you have to make sure a school is a good fit academically. If you want to be a physical therapist, and a school doesn't offer the courses you need to become certified, is it worth it to go there? It's a question of compatibility first and foremost.
Mark Krikorian
#America

The benefit to those who are not immigrants is miniscule and is completely wiped out by the extra social costs that immigrants incur.
Mark Krikorian
#Benefit

For five years President Bush has been talking about the war on terrorism. But it's all offense and no defense. And immigration control is the most important defensive tool in this kind of conflict.
Mark Krikorian
#Defense

The broad phenomenon is that states have to grapple with the issue of immigration because of failure on behalf of the federal government. The state and localities end up holding the bag.
Mark Krikorian
#Failure

I was very pleased with our performance tonight. I thought we were very sharp and created an awful lot of scoring chances. I thought their goalkeeper was outstanding and made a few very good saves. I am really satisfied with our team tonight.
Mark Krikorian
#Performance

This is the first time I've ever heard the president praise Customs and Border Protection agents. This was an important thing to do.
Mark Krikorian
#Praise

Congressmen are increasingly uneasy about being seen as soft on immigration control. I would bet that we end up with an enforcement-only bill and no guest-worker program.
Mark Krikorian
#Control

They're very athletic and they have good organization, and that combination usually means a stingy defense. They have good players all over the field.
Mark Krikorian
#Defense

The chief obstacle to reform is the president.
Mark Krikorian
#Reform

Technology is a tool, but it's only a tool. The personnel has to be adequate and the policy objectives appropriate. I would rather see better policy and less technology.
Mark Krikorian
#Technology

These startup groups suggest an increasing sophistication in the immigration debate.
Mark Krikorian
#Debate

My real problem is the dishonesty of it. It proves once again there is nothing temporary about Temporary Protected Status.
Mark Krikorian
#Dishonesty

The problem is Congress bans the employment of illegal aliens but bases the verification on pieces of paper and plastic. It's almost designed to create business for document fraud. It's almost designed to create business for document fraud.
Mark Krikorian
#Congress

It's pretty clear that the immigration service does not have the ability to run a vast guest worker program.
Mark Krikorian
#Ability

Assimilation is really a psychological process where you come to identify with a new country as yours. The ease of overseas travel and information access interferes with that.
Mark Krikorian
#Country

I think it's going to implode. They're trying to do too much.
Mark Krikorian
#Trying

Today's immigration policy is almost founded on lies. It presupposes lying by almost everyone involved.
Mark Krikorian
#Lies And Lying

I'm not sure what about this guy is conservative anymore. He appointed a couple good judges and that was it — and he almost blew one of those chances.
Mark Krikorian
#Conservative

What that suggests to me is that a policy of attrition of the legal population through law enforcement could actually work because most of them are not deeply rooted.
Mark Krikorian
#Law

Clergymen ought to stick to the things they know and government policy is not one of them.
Mark Krikorian
#Government

That tells you the White House statement was slippery enough that both sides could plausibly claim support.
Mark Krikorian
#Support

The president is in enough trouble with his base.
Mark Krikorian
#Trouble

What we are seeing in the streets is a naked assertion of power. This isn't really about immigration -- it's about power.
Mark Krikorian
#Power

A high-profile immigration raid like this, as unusual as it is — four days before Congress comes back to debate amnesty again — does smell suspicious. I'm happy to see the enforcement. The question is: Is the administration committed to the routine enforcement of immigration law, not just when these egregious cases come along? I'm sure they aren't.
Mark Krikorian
#Congress

Adding 200 agents to focus on immigration is good, but its kind of if your bathtub has 1 inch of water and you fill it to have 2 inches, it's still not adequate.
Mark Krikorian
#Focus

Politically, what this is intended to do is show enough senators on the Republican side that the president is serious about enforcement to get them to vote for the amnesty. It's a spoonful of enforcement to help the amnesty go down.
Mark Krikorian
#Republican