“I cant remember a worse piece of legislation in my lifetime and I lived through the LBJ era.”
If ICE can’t handle their current workload, and can’t process apps for people who want to come in legally from places like Canada in under 2 years, then how in the (hades) can they handle 12 million apps from people who’ve been hiding and living illegally for years?
From a workability standpoint, this legislation can’t work due to this problem alone. If you think we can’t have enough busses to send home 12 million people (plus children born here), then how do you think that ICE can process 12 million new applications?
Senator Stabenow’s aide, a cute young thing, told me, “Well, there will be funding for more staff with the $5k that each of them will pay.” Uh, yeah, right.
My guess is that most illegals will not take up the offer in this bill — either they won’t want to pay the fine or they’ll be afraid that if they return home their paperwork will fall into a black hole of bureaucracy, and they’ll never be able to return. I think this fear is quite justified.
If we can secure the border in 18 months, why hasn’t it been done already?
If the passport office can’t expedite passports because of recent rule changes, how are we going to deal with the paperwork this law will generate?