Declaring success in border security and immigration enforcement, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday that the federal government has done its work and now it's time for Congress to pass a broad bill to legalize illegal immigrants.
Really? Well huzzah. I guess whenever we have a problem we can just SAY it's solved and it will be, huh?
Her speech signals President Obama will make good on his promise to push Congress to pass an immigration bill next year - adding yet another hot-button issue to an already long and contentious list.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do, Dems. Please guarantee your ousting in November!
Ms. Napolitano said members of Congress and voters who balked at an immigration bill two years ago, fearing a repeat of the 1986 amnesty that only made the problem worse, can be assured this time is different. She said in those two years, the flow of illegal immigrants across the border has dropped dramatically and the government is doing more to catch fugitive aliens inside the U.S.
Gee, that couldn't be because the economy is in the crapper. No, it MUST that suddenly leftists have decided to stop illegal immigration. LOL! Just when you think the left couldn't get any more absurd, they give us another one!
"The security of the southwest border has been transformed from where it was in 2007," she said in a speech to the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. "The federal government has dedicated unprecedented resources to the Mexican border in terms of manpower, technology and infrastructure - and it's made a real difference."
But Republicans said her declaration of victory on border security was premature.
"How can they claim that enforcement is 'done' when there are more than 400 open miles of border with Mexico, hundreds of thousands of criminal and fugitive aliens and millions of illegal immigrants taking American jobs?" said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee.
How indeed. Sheesh. As Beamish would say, it's a genetic predisposition for leftists to prove that they are imbeciles.