DCB wrote:This bill has the approval of uber-wackos Michell Bachman and Steve "legs the size of cantaloupes" King. Holy fuck.
Calves the size of cantaloupes. Got to paint the picture.
My position on this problem has evolved a bit. U.S. policy and drug use is largely to blame for the violence in Honduras & El Salvador. We essentially squeezed the drug traffickers into that region. We can't morally treat people fleeing that region the same as Mexican migrants.
On the other hand, liberals who simply talk about the humanitarian side are not offering a practical solution.
This problem is so complex. The full humanitarian solution might involve a large investment in Central America, plus some deportations to some soft landing.
Unfortunately, the Republican solution probably would work pretty well if you just view the problem narrowly. Deportations will shut down the traffic in a hurry.
The underlying conflict with all immigration debates is that a considerable slice of America wants no new poor people allowed in, and all the brown folk here illegally deported. That leaves no space for a solution.