A key conservative U.S. senator Sunday voiced skepticism about plans for increased border security in a legislative compromise proposal on immigration reform.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said on ABC's "This Week" he is concerned pledges to tighten security along the Mexican border would not be kept, opening the door to a new surge of undocumented immigrants.
"It looks like... it will give amnesty now, legalize everyone that's here effectively today and then there's a promise of enforcement in the future," he said. "Even if you pass laws today that appear to be effective, it doesn't mean they're going to be enforced. Breitbart -- April 13 Sen. Sessions: Immigration Reform Bill 'Will Not Withstand Public Scrutiny' ....The details that Sen. Sessions cites as troubling include:
Instead of securing the border first, it merely requires DHS to submit a plan (within 6 months) to achieve modest enforcement goals at some point in the next 10 years in exchange for an immediate grant of amnesty. History tells us the enforcement part will never effectively happen.
Even the border security's future targets are weak: the plan only requires DHS to state what resources DHS needs in order to apprehend 90% of those illegal immigrants the border patrol sees but not those who successfully evade border patrol altogether.
Increased security is called for only in certain areas of the southwest border, leaving huge vulnerabilities to cartels and other illegal immigrants.
There is no requirement to complete the 700 miles of double-layered border fence that Congress has previously mandated (less than 40 miles of which have been completed). American Patrol Report American Border Patrol's plan for the border solves all of these problems. Call your congressman and demand that the Sonic Barrier be installed on the border first.