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View Diary: What can kill immigration reform? The pathway to nowhere (56 comments)

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    You don't understand that commissions in DC are created in order to basically stuff an issue into the bottom of a filing cabinet.

    The ONLY clever thing about how this commission idea is being presented is that it is being set up to oversee something other than the issue of immigration so that the Republicans (and cooperating Democrats) don't get busted slow-walking and/or obstructing immigration reform - they get to claim that it is the border security!

    Sarah Palin reports more sightings of Putin's Floating Head (!) and then the border is deemed to be too insecure, still.

    So how many decades are people willing to wait for reforms to be enacted and started?  Because that's the danger if this bill is passed as it is laid out now.  Immigration will be proclaimed "done", but nothing will have changed - and like healthcare it will take another 10-20 years before people will dare to revisit the issue.

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