Comprehensive Immigration Reform – Bad for Everyone

December 4, 2013

It means different things to different people
It means different things to different people

Every time Congress pushes ‘comprehensive’ anything, it comes out looking like ObamaCare. Comprehensive in ‘Washington speak’ means tons of compromise, billions of ‘pork barrel spending’, more debt and a morass of legal challenges.

Let’s demand that Congress deal with one thing at a time. One issue that can be publicly reviewed for comment.

But, it appears John Boehner plans a sneaky end-around play to satisfy big businesses that crave cheap labor.

If Boehner sneaks a comprehensive immigration bill out of the House, Senate Democrats will shape it to suit President Obama’s desire to buy Democrat votes.

Alert from Quorum Report:

From my perspective, as someone who was born and raised in south Texas, we do in fact need immigration reform and a lot of it. But, when liberals team up with RINO’s, the outcome will be worse than our present situation.

The chief reason we have extraordinary illegal entries into our country across the southern border is a consequence of making legal entry horrendously difficult and expensive.

Few Americans know we have three borders with Mexico. Even fewer know how we have enjoyed cross-border commerce unhindered by the likes of “homeland security”.

Throughout the early years of my life, migrant farm workers easily obtained visas to come to work here. But, the “homeland security” mindset has taken over and given rise to the horrors of extraordinary criminal activities, including trafficking of illegal drugs and sex trafficking of children and young women.

When Americans think “border”, they think about our geographical border with Mexico, here in Texas defined by the Rio Grande river. Few know about the two immigration borders that bracket the geographical border, each 25 miles inland from the geographical on either country. This 25-mile immigration border extends from Brownsville to San Diego, except in Arizona it’s 65 miles deep.

Increased border control to prevent illegal entries is working at least as well as Prohibition did to prevent consumption of alcoholic drinks. In both cases, crime overwhelms law enforcement.

Let’s tell our congressional delegation to work on common sense immigration reform, one issue at a time, and make the legislation well known for public commentary.


Senator John Cornyn contact information

517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Main: 202-224-2934
Fax: 202-228-2856

Senator Ted Cruz contact information

185 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5922

Congressman Ralph M. Hall contact information

2405 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515-0001
Tel No: 202-225-6673
Fax: 202-225-3332

Speaker John Boehner contact information

H-232 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Tel No: 202-225-0600
Fax: 202-225-5117

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