Republican Washington Senate candidate Clint Didier has a variety of things to say on the subject of illegal immigration in an interview on KUOW radio. (Transcription from the conservative blog Palousitics.)
He calls for improving security at the borders, as almost everyone does. His take on dealing with people in-country illegally is quite moderate, allowing for work visas for those who work and pay taxes (expulsion for those who violate the law), and a prospective path to citizenship for those seeking it. Less red meat than you might expect.
But there's also this . . .
But we also have an invasion of terrorists. There has been documentation found of terrorists actually crossing the southern border and northern border. So Posse Comitatus that was passed in 1878 where we can’t use our military as a police force is out of the question. We’ve got a breach of security, so therefore we can use our military on the border. You know, when they were there in 2007 for one month and no drugs and no people crossed there, and they weren’t even given bullets. The Federales came and crossed and ceased one of our positions because we didn’t even have bullets to defend ourselves.
UPDATE From a Tea Party event, there's also this, about the United Nations: "they are out to take our guns and repeal American sovereignty." And this golden oldie, direct from the John Birch Society of the 60s: "We need to get out of the U.N. and to get the U.N. out of the United States."
So curious that the John Birch Society of a half-century ago has never been as politically successful as it is today.