Update: There are murmurings that President Obama will not support any plan tied to closing the borders. We will have something on that soon.
A bipartisan group of 8 Senators have agreed on basic principles of immigration reform. They are excellent principles but they are only principles at this point.
The one most important principle is faulty. It relies on our closing the borders. Will we really close the borders? I don’t think there is any evidence we will.
This is all window dressing.
It’s Déjà vu all over again.
Charles Krauthammer on the principles:
Janet Napolitano has tried to claim that we had 12 million illegals here and now have 11.1 million which means no new illegal immigrants entered the country and she sent the rest home.
Napolitano has been giving illegal immigrants work visas, ignoring illegal immigrants unless they have committed felonies, and so on, but she would have us believe there are fewer illegal immigrants here? That’s too much of a stretch of the imagination for me.
It is more like 20 million and giving them amnesty is going to be very expensive in more ways than one.
In the end, something has to be done so hopefully this will work. It sounds better than doing nothing.