Congress has passed legislation to nearly double the size of the Border Patrol, but there is no allocated money in the legislation to implement the measures. Once again Congress fails us.
World Net Daily
The U.S. Congress has quietly approved the biggest build-up of Border Patrol agents in the history of the nation – but allocated no money to fund the positions.
While much of the nation's attention was focused on the intelligence-reform bill and whether it would include provisions to forbid illegal aliens from getting driver's licenses, both houses approved legislation that would nearly double the size of the border-guard positions over the next five years.
But for those hoping to see this legislation cutting down on illegal immigration any time soon, there's bound to be disappointment. It included no money for either action.
Why can't they do anything right when it comes to illegal immigration? It's a sham piece of legislation that allows politicians to go around claiming they voted to increase border controls, but knowing it won't be implemented without the funding.
It's going to be interesting when/if the issue comes up as the first topic of the next session as promised after passage of the Intelligence Reform Bill by some Republicans. Will this legislation be pointed to as a reason to do no more since it's already been approved? We shall see. I'll be the first to start bitching if that is the case.
Tipped by: Say Anything