Not wasting any time, Obama has jumped on every liberal issue that he can since he was inaugurated for his second term. He is not “letting a good crisis go to waste”. Last week it was gun control. The media was on it 24/7. This week it’s all about immigration reform and the push is on. We HAVE to get this done…NOW! Let’s take a deep breath and look at what we will need to deal with if Congress jumps into this issue.
This is déjà-vu. Back in 1986 President Reagan signed an amnesty bill into law that would solve the problem of illegal immigration forever. It was meant to help those already in this country illegally to gain their legal status and it provided for border security that would stop the flow of illegals into the United States. It also had strict guidelines and penalties in place for people who overstayed their visitor or student visas. There was only one problem; the penalties and “secure the border” part of the deal somehow slipped through the cracks and never happened. Now, instead of a couple of million illegal immigrants, we have over eleven million.