One of the most maddening things about this, among many, is that the deal itself is an admission of the government’s gross dereliction of duty when it comes to border security, and now we’re supposed to believe many of those same politicians who let it happen are going to fix the problem this time.

From ABC News:

ABC News has confirmed that the Senate “Gang of Eight” and other members have reached an agreement to strengthen border security provisions in their bill that they hope will deliver the 70 crucial votes needed for the measure.

According to a high-ranking Senate aide, a formal announcement is expected to be introduced on the Senate floor this morning, but no immediate vote is expected. As of now, no news conference on the deal is scheduled either.

A second Capitol Hill source tells ABC News the agreement will include a major border build up, with a key change being a nearly doubling of border agents, completion of 700 miles of fence, and a specific plan for border security, which must all be fully implemented before green cards are available to undocumented immigrants.

Attaching the amendment could bring the larger piece of legislation closer to the goal of 70 votes that some members of the Gang of Eight have envisioned.

Skeptical? Maybe a White House meme will change your mind. “Success baby” cannot tell a lie:

Well, I’m certainly sold! Hey, let’s let in millions and millions more illegals, grant them amnesty and save another trillion dollars!

And I know all these politicians are saying the millions and millions of people who will be allowed to come “out of the shadows” (I never knew State of the Union speeches were considered “the shadows”) won’t be allowed to vote for many years until they complete a certain “process,” but that’s BS. They will end up voting immediately or Chuck Schumer wouldn’t be foaming at the mouth right now.

The bill is probably dead in the House, but if for some reason it does pass, the GOP will have earned its eventual permanent minority status in the House, Senate, and Oval Office.


16 Responses to “Gang of 8 Strikes Deal: Agrees to Secure Border Like They Should Have Already Been Doing While Also Securing Dems Millions Extra Votes”

  1. SignPainterGuy on June 20th, 2013 3:11 pm

    There are so many things wrong with this, like … EVERYTHING !!

    As you point out, Doug, the gubmit won`t finish the fence this time either, they`ve proven they can`t be trusted.

    Amnestees won`t pay fines, won`t pay back taxes, won`t come out of the shadows.

    Schumer, the "Schmuck", WILL see to it they don`t have to wait for voting privileges.

    With Immigration Reform, the O`Scare requirement that employers must provide health insurance to employees or pay a fine will be waived in the case of these amnestees. SO, it would only stand to reason that employers could save a pile of money by not hiring American citizens and instead hiring or even replacing ACs with the newly-legal illegals.

    GREEN CARDS !! We don`t need no stinking Green Cards !!

  2. Granny55 on June 20th, 2013 5:09 pm

    As far as I am concerned – other than a few staunch conservatives – they all need to be voted out of office.

  3. SignPainterGuy on June 20th, 2013 5:17 pm

    And a whole passel of them should be charged and tried for High Crimes, Misdemeanors and Treason !

  4. Granny55 on June 20th, 2013 8:03 pm


  5. joyannaadams on June 20th, 2013 10:54 pm

    Ditto both! Hey, is it just me? Its come to my notice that Jeb Bush and Rubio are playing good cop, bad cop….Jeb says: "They are very fertile, we need them all…" and Rubio is for securing the border…and what? What am I missing here?

    They just want them to GET here and multiply in order to keep the big government fubar intact…both leaders want the invasion it seems.

    By the way, my whole street just got new roofs by the Mexicans. They sure have got THAT job down. Regular Americans are going from house to house begging for work in construction here. I've turned away dozens of them. They simply cannot compete with the lower wages that the Mexicans offer.

  6. iratenate on June 21st, 2013 1:12 am

    Oh? So you won't support the bill unless we promise to secure the border? In that case, yeah, sure – we promise. And don't for a minute think this is one of those 1986 "yeah, sure – we promise" kind of promises…

  7. rosa on June 21st, 2013 9:23 am

    Clearly none of the oligarchical geniuses here have considered that the root of illegal immigration is the Mexico government (ours is looking more and more like theirs—maybe we'll be the ones crossing the border when things really start spiraling).

  8. jeffythequick on June 21st, 2013 12:04 pm

    At 1922 pages, we'll have to pass it to find out what's in it.

    Plus, if you like your health insurance, you can keep it!

    Here's a crazy thought, Rubio:

    Pass a border fence bill, then, if you build the "fence" (I hate that word, makes it sound like what I have in my backyard. How about a wall?), then come to us in say, 20 years, to do your amnesty, Marco.

  9. SignPainterGuy on June 21st, 2013 12:23 pm

    As I understand it, building the fence is already in the law, it was the funding for it that was stopped (by bi-partison vote). It only makes sense that IF you are interested in stopping the illegal alien invasion, you must build the wall-fence first.

  10. backwoodsconsr on June 21st, 2013 12:37 pm

    I think it's more like, "What do you mean I won't respect you in the morning? I don't respect you now."

  11. SignPainterGuy on June 21st, 2013 12:43 pm

    How `bout that Farm Bill ? It didn`t get the press that the Immigration Reform Bill has, but it seems to me it was crap. According to published reports, the dems openly hated it. It was loaded with pork and about 80% about food stamps (incl. food stamps for other countries – WHAT ?), so republicans SHOULD have also hated it and you`d think Ds would have loved it, but it appeared that it was mostly Rs who supported it. Then when it failed in the House (I heard that it originated in the Senate and set a precedent that way, or would have if it had passed), the dems, especially Ninny Nan Pelosi, went all sanctimonious on us and screamed about how children are gonna die !

    The Rs insisted on a cut to the food stamps part, much like the sequester in that it was really just a reduction in the amount of increase in funding, not real cuts, so they are charged with being childish, unprofessional, horrible people.

    I`m really confused !

  12. jeffythequick on June 21st, 2013 3:37 pm

    I like the Chinese design for border "fences":….

  13. jeffythequick on June 21st, 2013 3:40 pm

    I'd go with Pasadena Phil on this one… and the next one… and the one after.

    My metaphor is the catbox brownies:
    A D will argue to put 6 pieces of cat poop in the brownies, and the R will compromise to 4 pieces, and they'll both be happy, thinking that they won.

    But, as we see with Obamacare, they don't want to eat the brownies (exempting themselves from it).

  14. SignPainterGuy on June 21st, 2013 5:03 pm

    That is some picturesque piece of work !!

    Since `86 when the "build the fence" law was enacted, even with union labor using the technologies avail. since then, we could have finished The Great Wall of America by now !

  15. SignPainterGuy on June 21st, 2013 5:05 pm

    No, they want to exempt themselves, don`t want to eat them and are willing to quit and run before they`re forced to !

    Great analogy, btw ! :-)

  16. asylum lawyer on August 2nd, 2013 5:03 pm

    The asylum cases either denied or objected to by the US government over the past thirty years. This trend is now changing somewhat

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