DHS Chief Janet Napolitano, speaking at the Securing the Border: A Smarter Law Enforcement Approach conference, says that most law enforcement agents would say that “Youâ€™re never going to totally seal that border.”
Napolitano seemingly also argues that sealing the border should not be the priority:
â€œThe notion that youâ€™re gonnaâ€™ somehow seal the border, and only at that point will you discuss immigration reform, that is not an answer to the problem.”
The same could be said for exactly the opposite, Ms. Napolitano. The notion that you’re going to somehow discuss immigration reform and amnesty, and only at that point will you seal the border, that is not the answer to the problem either.
You simply cannot pass an amnesty bill, or even a bill that creates residents out of all illegal immigrants in the US, without first securing the border from further illegal crossing. What do you think the end result of that process flow would be?
Granted, it is a large border and the likelihood of completely shutting down illegal immigration or smuggling is going to be virtually impossible.
But this is true for a number of things our elected officials and political appointees spend countless billions on monthly.
Will we ever have 100% health care coverage for all Americans?
Will we ever eliminate crime in our cities?
Will every American have a house?
Will we completely eliminate the hunger problem?
Will every single American who wants a job be able to find one?
No, we will never accomplish any of these things. Yet, our elected officials seem to think those lofty goals are worth pursuing, and they are taxing us to extremes and pulling forward Trillions of dollars worth of future time and energy to pay for programs whose goal is just that – accomplishing something that is simply not possible.
Why is securing our border not a goal worth pursuing?
Our elected officials and appointees are drenched in hypocrisy.