Immigration Reform and The Great Fence
Immigration reform has languished over the demands of the likes of Sen. John Cornyn-R YouGuessedItTexas that the border be 90% absolutetalamentaly seeecured before any meaningful reform could take place. But now! A couple of, yes, Republican senators, Bob Corker, R-TN & John Hoeven, R-ND have come up with a great new plan that will so totally erase the poison pill provision that Cornyn wants to slam in there to insure that immigration reform will never occur.
Let’s just double-down on the number of border patrol agents from about 20,000 to 40,000 and pretend that now we have 90% border security or whatever they want. PLUS we’ll build that fence another 350 miles to total 700 miles of a fence that absolutely cannot be climbed or gotten over, no. (Ahem, unless someone comes up with a great deal on, like, ladders and stuff.)
Have the Rethuggies really thought this through? They’re creating f’n jobs with this bill! Apparently they haven’t heard that gummint doesn’t create jobs. Oh, unless it’s for keepin’ brown people out there yonder where they belong, amirite?
Too bad, though, that this is really just a big nothingball. The House isn’t going to pass any kind of immigration reform bill no way no how. And Rethug outreach to minorities continues apace.