One of the standard tricks Democrat presidents and congresswhores use to win support for ghastly laws that normally would never pass is to include a provision in any controversial bill that's designed solely to overcome any misgivings opponents might have about said bill.
For example, Americans are rightly concerned about the huge wave of illegals sneaking across the Mexican border, and a majority want the border to be secured as a pre-condition before any so-called immigration "reform" (actually the waiving of virtually all substantive restrictions on immigration.
Accordingly, the authors of the laughably-misnamed immigration "reform" bill included a provision solemnly promising
that the Border Patrol and other fed agencies will catch 90 percent of would-be illegal crossers.
Of course it should be obvious to any adult that neither congress nor a president can be sure this will be achieved, so the bill includes another provision that if--by some wild chance
--the promised goal of 90% apprehension isn't achieved, a federal commission will be created
--and funded with a billion dollars of your money.
Well there ya go, citizen. Nothin' to see here.
Come on. No rational person can possibly believe that creating a federal commission will magically solve the problem of waves of foreigners illegally sneaking across the border. (If you believe that I've got some oceanfront property in Kentucky I'll sell you really cheap.) All the provision does is provide cover that will enable RINOs to claim that the so-called "reform" bill they voted for really really
reduced illegal immigration.
To be blunt: Anyone who buys that BS is too stupid to live.
And on that topic: Anyone recall hearing or reading about Obozo and congressional Dems claiming--constantly
--that their policies have made the Mexican border "more secure than ever before"? Well for the past year or so the Border Patrol has been flying a sophisticated new radar on a small drone aircraft over the southern border.
The radar--on loan from the Army--is kinda different from most, in that it can see people.
And what it sees is transmitted back to the operator.
Where it's recorded.
You can see where this is going, right?
Between October and December of last year the Border Patrol claims to have apprehended a total of 410 people crossing into the U.S. illegally, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting.
(That figure may just be for Arizona--the linked story doesn't specify.)
Guess how many people the drone airborne radar spotted crossing into the U.S. during that same period?
Over seven thousand
. And that's the number of illegals detected by *one* radar, which obviously can only see a limited area of the border at any given time.
In other words, the feds caught less than six percent of the people who illegally entered the U.S. across the Mexican border during that period.
The recently-retired head of the Tucson sector of the Border Patrol claims the government is deliberately being misleading about how many illegal crossers made it into the U.S.. Gosh, why in the world would the Obama administration want to do that?
Oh, did we mention that a so-called immigration "reform" bill is about to be passed by the Dem-controlled senate? With help from RINOs?
But don't worry, Citizen; everything's juuuuuuust fine. Nothing to see here. Move along.
What was that old saying again? Something along the lines of "People get the government they deserve"?