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Amnesty Now, New Border Agents by 2021

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 23, 2013 @ 10:15 am In The Point | 4 Comments

Remember, we have to pass Amnesty now. Like right now. Because we have to secure the border. In 2021. Maybe.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) blasted the Senate’s border security amendment to its immigration bill, touted as a breakthrough for the controversial legislation. Sessions alleged that it does not hire any new border agents until years after its presumed passage.

Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) gave reassurances on Thursday that their amendment would enact tough border security provisions before any legalization of new immigrants could occur. Corker and Hoeven stated on Fox News Friday that their amendment would bring a “surge” to border security. The provisions of the amendment include 20,000 additional border patrol agents, 700 miles of fencing, and an E-Verify system for immigrant workers before new immigrants could receive green cards.

Senator Sessions objected that the promises are trumped by “loopholes that are snuck into” the amended immigration bill. Sessions said the border security provisions are “designed” to be ineffective in a press release sent out Friday evening…

Contrary to their rhetoric there is no border surge. The Secretary [of Homeland Security] doesn’t even have to start hiring new border patrol agents until 2017, and the amendment only gives her until 2021 to increase the number by 20,000. According to the National Association of Former Border Patrol Agents, this hiring process could take up to 20 years. Much like the 2006 law requiring a 700-mile border fence, it’s never going to happen.

So 2021. Or maybe 2041.


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