Again, I ask: why is this issue more importantly to her than the black U.S. citizens and legal residents who will be disproportionately affected by rewarding lawbreakers with amnesty? What issue that primarily benefits black folks has she gone this far to bat for? From The Daily Caller, about the moderate-conservative Republican: "During a conference call detailing the formation of the Bipartisan Policy Center Immigration Commission — set to be co-chaired by Rice, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry G. Cisneros, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell — Rice suggested the 2007 reform effort failed in part because there was no gas left in the White House’s tank. 'First of all, it was closing in on the end of the administration,' she said. 'Frankly, it had been a long seven years at that point....I think the environment is better now. I think it was getting very late in the administration, and I think now we have some new energy behind the issue.”
More from Dr. Rice, about illegal immigrants: " Rice noted that the comprehensive immigration reform could help secure the border. 'I think there is a tendency to think that the border security problem has to be completely and totally solved first,' she said. 'You’re not going to get there. But if you have sound immigration policies, it is actually easier to have border enforcement, I am a fan of doing both together, but I wouldn’t want it to be thought that comprehensive immigration reform is actually going to make the border security problem harder. I think it’s the other way around.'"