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Immigration Reform: When A Trigger Isn't A Trigger

RiffRaff Wrote: Apr 19, 2013 9:46 AM
Kevin, the Gang of Eight is conning us. If Congress wanted a secure border, as most Americans do, they could zip up that border air tight. Direct a multi-agency team to manage the different aspects of border security and put a billion dollars or so for construction of a sensored, impassable barrier. We've put men on the moon, we've created engineering wonders, we've won world wars yet we can't build a barrier that effectively stops people? That's crazy. All the immigration reform measures since Reagan have promised border protection and control and failed to deliver. They have repeatedly lied to us. It is time to stop the lies and the games. Border controls first, population control second, and if they're serious, then reform.
DevinDenver Wrote: Apr 19, 2013 9:54 AM
Plus, they can recommend all the border security measures in the world and simply NOT FUND them. Does this ring a bell with anyone?

Border enforcement has long been a top priority for Republicans in Congress and conservatives across the country when it comes to immigration reform proposals. The Gang of Eight's plan has promoted its "enforcement-first" approach, but some Capitol Hill Republicansare taking a closer look at the enforcement provisions - and coming away with skepticism.

The first four major points of the Gang of Eight's immigration "outline" [pdf] concern border security and its priority over a path to legalization for illegal immigrants. Indeed, the outline says that "no immigrant in undocumented status may be adjusted" until parts of the border...