57 Total Quotes

Tom Tancredo Quotes

Tom Tancredo
You should never ever, ever reward people for breaking the law.
Tom Tancredo
#Law

Tom Tancredo
There is a general agreement about the fact that citizenship in this country should not be bestowed on people who are the children of folks who come into this country illegally,
Tom Tancredo
#Agreement

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The appropriateness of the design has been questioned by many people because of the crescent's prominent use as a symbol in Islam - and the fact that the hijackers were radical Islamists,
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#Design

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When the president tries to make us believe that open borders equals national security he loses all credibility.
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#Credibility

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With a disaster this size, no program is sacrosanct, no cost-cutting is off the table, ... Republicans weren't put in office to be satisfied with the size of our government.
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#Disaster

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Well, ... what if you said something like -- if this happens in the United States and we determine that it is the result of extremist, fundamentalist Muslims, you know, you could take out their holy sites.
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#United States

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Oh, believe me, it will be one hell of a fight. I guarantee you, ... I'll do everything I can. It will be interesting to see how this thing certainly plays out.
Tom Tancredo
#Hell

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But believe me, ... it's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg in terms of the sort of personnel shifting that needs to go on.
Tom Tancredo
#Believe

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If we can stop the employment of people who are here illegally, a huge part of this problem goes away.
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#People

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You will find people by the millions, frankly, will return to their countries of origin, ... If they do not have a job and do not have access to social-service benefits, there really aren't any option.
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#People

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is reaching critical mass in this country. Something will happen … to force this nation to come to grips with this problem.
Tom Tancredo
#Country

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It has nothing to do with race, ethnicity or country of origin
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#Country

Tom Tancredo
It begins to create a crack in your credibility, and when that happens it is enormously difficult to seal, ... There is a sense that there is blood in the water, and when that happens the piranhas come from everywhere.
Tom Tancredo
#Credibility

Tom Tancredo
If he, at that point, said, 'I'm going to step down as majority leader,' we would not now be in the position of him being forced to step down,
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#Majority

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I don't think I've ever been more worried about our prospects and our ability to retain control,
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#Ability

Tom Tancredo
Even though I'm a critic of Tom DeLay, I think this is pretty much a witch hunt.
Tom Tancredo
#Delay

Tom Tancredo
[The U.N.] is nothing but a debating society that has really taken now its lead in kicking the heck out of the United States. That's its main focus.
Tom Tancredo
#Society

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unsuitable for paying appropriate tribute to the heroes of Flight 93 or the ensuing American struggle against radical Islam that their last historic act and the 'Let's roll' effort has come to symbolize.
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#Hero

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You can put some lipstick on the pig, but it's still a pig. ... Nobody's going to go home, he knows it, everybody knows it. It is an amnesty … concentrate on the enforcement, Mr. President. Concentrate on the enforcement or it won't get anywhere in Congress,
Tom Tancredo
#Home

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It's important to the security of this country.
Tom Tancredo
#Country

Tom Tancredo
A guest worker program would be an open invitation to potential terrorists. They could enter the country legally, get a job, and use the program as cover. One of the terrorists who blew up the garage of the World Trade Center in 1993 did just that under an earlier program.
Tom Tancredo
#Country

Tom Tancredo
The government of Mexico is a co-conspirator in the smuggling of immigrants. This is how we reward them, with helicopters and ways to tap phones? . . . Somebody just has a lot more trust than they should have in Mexico's ability to be a good neighbor.
Tom Tancredo
#Government

Tom Tancredo
The administration's continued kowtowing to big business defies political sense,
Tom Tancredo
#Business

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because of the crescent's prominent use as a symbol in Islam _ and the fact that the hijackers were radical Islamists.
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#Islam

Tom Tancredo
You can put some lipstick on the pig, but it's still a pig. ... Nobody's going to go home, he knows it, everybody knows it. It is an amnesty concentrate on the enforcement, Mr. President. Concentrate on the enforcement or it won't get anywhere in Congress,
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#Congress #Amnesty

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Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics. It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law.
Tom Tancredo
#American Politician

Tom Tancredo
Because the worst of all worlds is when you pretend like you have an immigration policy, you make coming into the United States without our permission illegal, and then you actually don't enforce it.
Tom Tancredo
#American Politician

Tom Tancredo
He can fight terrorists overseas, but he leaves our borders so they can come in here and do their thing.
Tom Tancredo
#American Politician

Tom Tancredo
I am intent on making this immigration issue part of the national debate during that Presidential election... and I will do that any way I can.
Tom Tancredo
#American Politician