CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY FEBRUARY 7, 2024
WHEN IT COMES TO THE BORDER, IS SOMETHUING BETTER THAN NOTHING? IS HALF A LOAF BETTER THAN NONE. SOMETIMES, BUT MAYBE NOT THIS TIME.
MOST THINGS CAN BE EASILY FIXED, BUT NOT WHEN IT COMES TO CONGRESS. A SENATE BILL WOULD ALLOW FOR CONTINUED HIGH LEVELS OF MIGRANTS AND THE SUPPOSED DEPORATTION OF SOME AND OTHER “FIXES,” BUT IT’S MORE THAN 300 PAGES LONG AND THAT MAKES ME SUSPECT. FINISH THE WALL AND DEPORT THOSE WHO DON’T WQUSLIFY FOR ASYLUM AND THEN RETURN TO THE REMAIN IN MEXICO POLICY OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. PROBLEM SOLVED. TOO BAD THEY WON’T SOLVE IT. HERE’S WHAT THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION IN WASHINGTON SAYS ABOUT THE BILL: “The reported deal does not stop the border crisis that Biden has created, and which he could end tomorrow with a stroke of his pen. In fact, this deal would make matters worse — all while giving Biden and sanctuary jurisdictions political and financial gifts.
“It would make the current border chaos permanent, tying the hands of future administrations to stop it.
It would permit up to 150,000 illegal crossings per month (5,000 every day, 1.8 million per year) before a new “shutdown” authority could be invoked. For now, the authority to invoke this will be vested in a president who openly defies current law when it comes to immigration. Biden already has the authority he needs to secure the border. He just doesn’t want to.”
AND THERE YOU HAVE IT, OR DON’T. I’M CAL THOMAS.