"Very little thought was given to what would happen to the children, who are by the way American citizens," Huckabee said on his monthly radio show. "I hope the next time the feds will operate with a little more common sense."
He also questioned the idea of immigration enforcement at all:
" We’re now paying money to feed and house them in a jail space that we’re not putting meth [amphetamine] dealers in. "Is a chicken plucker a greater threat than a meth dealer or a terrorist or an armed robber?
" I don’t think so. "Alien roundup provokes Huckabee scolding, BY SETH BLOMELEY, Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, August 4, 2005
And as everybody knows, the "armed robber" and "meth dealer" demographic comes from the chicken plucker population. That is, you have a low-wage population from a high-crime country, you're going to have more crime.
See my story The Nebraska Bank Killers: Were They Or Weren’t They? where I interviewed the mayor of small town in Nebraska, and he said ”Some come up to work, some come to sell drugs.”