An amazing thing is taking place right before our eyes, again; Republicans are spending money like drunken paranoid sailors, protecting us from a massive influx of immigration over our southern border.
NY Times: The Senate endorsed a proposal to substantially bolster security along the nation’s southern borders as part of a measure that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the country. The 67-to-27 vote prevented any filibuster of the plan to devote roughly $40 billion over the next decade to border enforcement measures, including nearly doubling the number of border agents to 40,000 and completing 700 miles of fencing.
But wait, we don’t have a massive influx of immigrants anymore, especially since the Great Recession. As MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Ezra Klein explained last week in detail: