Sunday, May 27, 2007

"Rx for Breakdown"

An excellent column in the New York Post about the impossibility of the immigration bureaucracy successfully handling the proposed immigration bill.

The bill would triple the agency's work load. The agency can't keep up with the work load now -- legal immigrants are waiting years to be processed.

And that's just for starters.

The points made in the article would seem to be obvious common sense. Members of Congress have to know the background check and bureaucratic aspects of the bill won't work. (Either that or they live in a fantasy world, which is equally troubling.) A one-day background check? The article points out that the time pressure on those background checks could also push the applications of illegal immigrants ahead of those who are attempting to immigrate legally, once again favoring lawbreakers over those who honor our laws.

This is just one reason why so many of us are so suspicious that what the bill is really about is simply legalization of illegal immigrants, but not national security and permanently securing our borders.


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