Monday, June 12, 2006

Immigration Debate Sinks Like a Brick

Oh, wait ... it is a brick!

From The Plain Dealer:

The illegal immigration debate has hit Ohio's congressional offices like a ton of bricks.

Capitol Hill mailrooms have received about 15,000 bricks in the past two months as part of a border security campaign initiated in response to last month's pro-immigration rallies.

"We intend to be a thorn in the side of Congress until they do what we want them to do, which is to secure the borders and send the illegals home," says Kirsten Heffron of Fairfax, Va., a co-founder of the Send-a-Brick Project.

Meanwhile, the bricks are piling up around the Capitol. Fifty-six are stacked beside a desk in Republican Sen. Mike DeWine's office, some bearing handwritten messages like "Secure the Border."

On the House side, Majority Leader John Boehner has received a dozen bricks.

"Unfortunately, there are enough heated debates in congressional offices that we can't have bricks lying around, so they have to be discarded," says Boehner spokesman Kevin Madden.

The Send-a-Brick Project link.

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