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Is Tougher Border Enforcement a Prerequisite for Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

B1RD Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 12:07 PM
The president is aligning (fundamentally transforming) our healthcare system and society with those of the EU, Canada and other countries so we blend into the new fabric of world order. Then we can become one of many in a more serious struggle for life. All miserable, all under the thumbs of tyrants, ALL! LOOK AT IT!

The "comprehensive" label would suggest that beefed up border security would be at least one integral part of any final reform package, and rest assured that everyone on all sides of the debate will at least claim that it is.  The real question is whether achieving certain concrete benchmarks will be meaningfully required before other elements of the law are triggered, such as starting the clock on a multi-year path to citizenship for illegals.  Virtually every Republican says yes.  Barack Obama (for now) and Janet Napolitano say no.  Chuck Schumer and other Democrats say maybe-ish.  Plus, preliminary legalization...