So, now that the Senate has acted, we are told that the House of Representatives must get down to business and deal with this irretrievably broken immigration system. Why?
What is broken about it? Are our laws too harsh? Too lenient?
Do we refuse entry to too many decent, law-abiding visitors? Do we expect more of those who want to cross our borders than other nations expect of us when we cross their borders?
We are told that we need to know who these people are. Why? There were thousands of Americans who drove home drunk last night and had the good fortune not to get caught breaking our laws. Are we looking for them? What will we do to them if we catch them?
If we have no intention of sending illegal immigrants home or punishing them for breaking our laws as their first American act, why do we care who they are?
We are told that we cannot fix our borders without a comprehensive reform of our immigration laws. Why? What is stopping us from just building a fence to close the border? Indeed, if we do not close the border, what difference does it make what our immigration laws are? What will stop future illegal immigrants from just crossing the border?
Nothing. Nothing at all.