Much to his dismay, Sen. Harry Reid is finding his colleagues in “the world’s greatest deliberative body” want more than five days to, well, deliberate over how to fix the illegal immigration mess.
Frankly, it’s incomprehensible that Reid is more concerned about the “dignity” of illegals than American indignation over illegal immigration.
But the American people let their voices be heard. Their calls, faxes and emails stopped Reid from ramming through an amnesty plan without a formal bill, committee hearings or analysis of its economic impact.
Sure, it’s satisfying to see the powerful brought down a notch. But schadenfreude has its limits.
Reid tested the limits of Americans who understand amnesty sends a message to the world’s poor: Get here and claim your “Z” visas before the borders are secured.
The American people aren’t demanding amnesty. They are demanding border security. We need border security, but we don’t need amnesty to secure the border. Just because someone is in the country illegally doesn’t mean we have to give them citizenship, the greatest honor our country can bestow.
There’s no easy fix. But a necessary first step is to secure the border.