Skip to comments."The Border Security Ruse" [The Corker-Hoeven amendment is a sham]
Posted on 06/21/2013 7:07:03 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
For a brief moment, I thought the Wall Street Journal had published an editorial on immigration I agreed with. It's titled "The Border Security Ruse" and I thought it would be about the efforts to add increasingly stringent border enforcement provisions as a way of buying Republican votes for the amnesty, pointing out that they were only included for political purposes and would never actually be implemented. Alas, the Journal was complaining that the promotion of enforcement-first amendments was the eponymous ruse, a "trick" by the inhumane and anti-growth folks on the "restrictionist right" to prevent amnesty for no good reason.
But more attention on the border-security ruse in my first meaning is warranted. The latest attempt at providing political cover for pusillanimous Republican senators to vote for amnesty comes from Corker and Hoeven. Their proposal would leave the basic, flawed architecture of the bill in place, amnestying the illegal population up front and promising more enforcement in the future. The marquee element of this latest ruse is to roughly double the Border Patrol by adding 20,000 agents and finish the 700 miles of fencing already required under current law. It also includes a 90 percent apprehension rate for border infiltrators, but that provisions is a "goal" rather than a requirement and would thus not have to be met before the amnesty beneficiaries could upgrade to green cards (and eventual citizenship).
This is utterly phony. Even Senator Corker alluded to its phoniness when said this morning on MSNBC that "for people who are concerned about security, once they see what is in this bill, it's almost overkill." There is no way to successfully recruit and train 20,000 additional Border Patrol agents in a short period of time at least not without cutting a lot of corners. The Border Patrol certainly needs to grow it's considerably smaller than the NYPD. But doing it properly takes some time; it took about a decade to add the last 10,000 agents, so how long would it take to add 20,000 more? They just pulled this number out of their, uh, hats as a way to dazzle the yokels "who are concerned about security."
The Corker-Hoeven amendment is a sham, pure simple. Anyone who votes for it is announcing that he thinks the American people are gullible fools. I just hope they're not right in that assessment.
The toads in the state controlled “media” have gone orgasmic over this phony “amendment”. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. We’ve been here before and it didn’t work then either.
A complete disgrace.
Obviously the calls from Murdoch and/or Roger Ailes went out to the underlyings....the WSJ shilling for amnesty around the clock, and the idiots Hannity and O’Reilly quickly falling in line to wholeheartedly endorse this bogus plan.
O’Reilly must have been the easiest to buy off. Rupert probably said he would place an order for 100 copies of BOR’s latest 3rd-grade level book.
Lucy has set up the football once again, as Charlie Brown comes racing forward to boot it....
Charlie KNOWS what is going to happen, but he gamely soldiers on.
And Lucy - Lucy does what Lucy ALWAYS does.
20,000 new border agents.
19,000 of whom will likely sit in an office building in El Paso and shuffle paperwork until qualifying for a Gubbermint pension.
Hey, they can always use them as community organizers.
For you O’Reilly sycophants that means you too,suckers All
Big Sis and her King will put 19,000 of them on the Canadian border if they are posted anywhere outside of the District of Corruption.