In 1986, Reagan signed his biggest mistake, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The deal was that, in exchange for amnesty for illegal immigrants (as an ex post facto law, it was unconstitutional, but there was no-one who would challenge it in court) there would be tougher border security and greater enforcement. Naturally, the demonrat congresscritters would never vote for the money for such border security or immigration enforcement. So they got what they wanted, and the problem increased with the prospect of future amnesty programs.

Now here we are facing yet another amnesty. (Being another ex post facto law, it would still be unconstitutional, but Congress has never been concerned with the constitutionality of the laws it passes, and the courts would just claim that no-one has “standing” to challenge it.) The proposed “deal” is that people who are here illegally, and who were brought here as children, would get amnesty and be allowed to stay. In exchange, there would be funding for a wall on our border with Mexico.

There is simply no reason to trust the demonrats to keep their side of the bargain. And, frankly, there is no reason to trust the repubicans to hold to it, either. They will grant these illegal immigrants amnesty, and allow them to sponsor the parents who brought them here illegally. And the wall will never be built.

The only way this deal should go through is if amnesty only happens after it is impossible to travel by land from Mexico to the United States without going through a checkpoint.