Border control: This reassures me. Not. Update: Napolitano 2016?

Posted by: Phineas on February 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm

**Posted by Phineas

At the moment I consider myself agnostic about the latest immigration proposal, this time from a bipartisan group of senators including Marco Rubio (R-FL). We all know the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli plan was a bust, because the promised border security arrangements were never implemented. And there are serious questions in this latest proposal: J. Christian Adams raises a few good ones. On the other hand, Rubio has promised to withdraw his support for the bill, should the border security provisions not be adequate.

One good sign they won’t be is just who gets to determine when and if the border is secure: Janet Napolitano.

Under a bipartisan Senate framework, Democrats say, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano would have final say over whether the border is secure enough to put 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship.

If Napolitano does not provide the green light for putting illegal immigrants on a pathway to citizenship, the responsibility for judging whether the metrics for border security have been met will be given to her successor.

This is the same idiot who declared, after the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253 over Detroit was stopped by an alert passenger at the last minute, that “the system worked.” And she’s to be put in charge of determining when the border is secure? What’s her criteria, tea-leaf readings?

And, to be blunt, I wouldn’t trust any politically appointed official in the Obama administration to make an objective call; the self-interest of the president’s party means that they have an interest in granting citizenship as soon as possible and as fast as possible to as many Latin American immigrants as possible, because they are more likely to vote Democratic. The pressure on Napolitano to declare the border secure ASAP would be tremendous. (Not that it would take much, as Janet has shown herself to be a willing tool.)

If this provision stays in the bill, I’d advise Senator Rubio to have a press release handy announcing his opposition.

via Bryan Preston

UPDATE: Janet Napolitano is thinking of running for president in 2016? Seriously??

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “Border control: This reassures me. Not. Update: Napolitano 2016?”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    The screwed up thinking surrounding all this can best be illustrated by examining two recent news items. Some guy in the northeastern part of the country had some bacon of which he did not trust the freshness so he threw it in various places around a public park for the stray dogs. That set off a media blitz and full dragnet to find the guilty party who had grated the sensitivities of Muslims so. However, when a copy of the Quran was found on a smuggling trail in AZ hardly a word was noted in the LSM.

  2. John Bibb says:

    What’s to worry about? Big Sis will take care of the border problems–just like she did (not!) when she was governor of AZ. And when she is POTUS–same great treatment (not!) for the rest of the country. Win Win all over the place.
    John Bibb

  3. Carlos says:

    Heck, by election time 2016 (if we even have an election by then) JanNappy will probably be in Mexico City rounding up new voters for the Dems, anyway.

    Yeah, she can be trusted. About as far as I could throw her with my left hand, with my left arm broken and after she’s had her daily fill of bon-bons and ding dongs (which, looking at recent photos, may mean she’s just about porked out to the max.

  4. sean says:

    Napolitano also said it would be better to secure the canadian border as that is where the 9\11 hijackers came in. She is literally that stupid. of all people she should know the overstayed visas and came through new york

  5. Carlos says:

    The way things are going, the next round of terrorists will probably not even have to cross a border – they’ll be home-grown Islamists, either traditionals from somewhere in Michigan or Portland, OR, or Black Muslims out to get whitey at any cost (for the most part, from what I’ve seen, the Black Muslim “movement” is just that, a way to rile folks up to get even, not get to Paradise.)

    Doesn’t make a whole buncha difference, though. JanNappy will still intone in serious mode that the attackers were such-and-such and never mention their religious proclivities.

    Her (and her boss’) insistence that Islam is truly a religion of peace will be the death of at least 3,000 more Americans, or more. But not to worry, Janny. You’ll not be charged responsible for them in this life, and in the next you’ll be too hot to care.