I'll answer my own question. Nothing, except we get legalization once again just as in 1986 without solving the problem...
Just what we need. More unionized government employees.
I'll be enjoying the petition from Bachmann and her 70-member team aimed at Boehner that comes out tomorrow on immigration.
You may not remember me predicting before the election the advent of a more regionalized Congress, with dual-party and multi-wing "gangs" as they're called? The gun bill showed this.
So how do we insure the number of "guest" workers needed in this Country, especially in the Southern states?
Frankly, the fence is a waste of time and more for political grandstanding than anything else. It's one of those "feel good" measures that allows government to say to the voter "Look, we did something!" and then, in a year or two, they pull the manpower saying that the fence is sufficient and they'll save us money while the smugglers just bridge the fence like they do now.
The key to border security is and always will be manpower combined with a solid, enforceable, trackable guest worker law. If you make it easy for people to come here legally, work and go home then the only people you need to worry about on the remote border are the bad guys.
My personal preference would be for a sponsored guest worker program combined with employer verification and strict enforcement of immigration policy. You don't get to bring your family here with you if you're just coming to work and if you plan on staying then you start that process before you come here and you complete it in two years or less. If you're coming here for an education then you stay in school and maintain a respectable GPA. If you can't handle that then you go home. If you're here already you'd better get sponsored and do things the right way because if you get caught before you're legit you're going home and you're family is going with you.
Polgara, I see you. Tell me again please how your relatives feel about what the Repubs have done to them with the Post Office pension scandal.
: When the general public, and the various unions and other groups with any clout insist upon being exempted, why can't the administration accept that this is NOT wanted in its current form? The untruths about Obamacare are starting to emerge more and more every day, and BHO still doesn't get it? Why not? He is supposed to be a smart man, so what's the problem? When Baucus calls it a "trainwreck," and he knows more about it than most people, what is the public supposed to think... the worst is yet to come? Unfortunately, that is probably true!