We Don’t Need More Border Security Because We Don’t Have An Illegal Immigration Problem

by evanmcmurry

Suzy Khimm points out the bloody obvious: we actually have drastically increased border security in the last decade, especially under Obama. Combine this with the fact that illegal immigration has slowed to a complete halt—a decrease related to said increased security, but in no way explained by it—and the border security part of immigration reform announced this morning is pretty much all noise. The illegal immigration “crisis” has nothing to do with actual border crossing, and everything to do with caring for and assimilating the people who are already here.