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:
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) June 19, 2013
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.