Since April, 300,000 illegal aliens have swarmed over the Rio Grande into South Texas. As The Washington Times points out, that’s nearly twice the number of Allied soldiers who landed at Normandy.
Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion, but it appears that little of that money will go to securing our border. Rather, it has more to do with hiring a raft of bureaucrats to process paperwork.
Mr. Obama recently pledged “to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.” Nevertheless, as Charles Krauthammer points out, Obama has done nothing. Either he does not know what to do or doesn’t care.
In a recent Washington Post article, Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute’s immigration policy analyst, argues that while the immigration mess requires long-term solutions, there are actions Obama could take. Even small fixes could help the 11 to 12 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. and “smooth out some of the rough patches in our overly restrictive system.” For example, Obama could pressure federal agencies to loosen obstructive administrative regulations, which would also buffer him from accusations that he is exceeding his authority. Read here suggestions from Cato Institute’s Mr. Nowrasteh’s on what sensible measures could happen now.