Comprehensive immigration reform around Texas, depending upon the source, is a economic necessity and the law matters not. The country’s immigration system is so broken, businesses have completely given up on enforcement and placed profits at the fore-front of this never ending debate.
El Paso’s main concerned is the backlog at the border, which more custom officials could ease. Border enforcement deprives businesses of millions of dollars in commerce. David Leopold, an immigration lawyer, is asking for radical changes to the visa system. He wants the visa numbers increased, as well as the way in which, visas are counted.
Perhaps this administration has alleviated all concerns with it move to bolster it’s sequestration hardships campaign, particularly in the Houston area. Just in time for construction ‘on a new 3,924-acre master-planned commercial development in the Lake Houston area - called Generation Park,’ the Department of Homeland Security, announced it will release an estimated ‘10,000 illegal aliens who are currently in custody due to the budget cuts expected to kick in at the end of this week.’
Note the word, ‘expected.’ As we all know, this administration will carry the drama of sequestration down to the last minute, in which case, they will sit down, reach a deal, blame Republicans for the drama and brag about it later.
On that note, many around the country and in Texas also, are weary over this course of action. The question is, why on earth would Homeland Security jump the gun on these releases?
"It is clear the Administration is using the sequester as a convenient excuse to bow to political pressure from the amnesty groups, as it did with its unilateral decision to confer legal status on millions who are not lawfully present," Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama, said. "With this new action, the Administration has further demonstrated that it has no commitment to enforcing the law and cannot be trusted to deliver on any future promises of enforcement."
This is so true, but it left out an important piece of information. While these immigrants are out and about, Houston will have ample illegal employment for the construction of Generation Park, plus, these immigrants will surely apply for the administration’s amnesty act and as such, they will more than likely, get it.