Driving back from lunch the other day, I saw not one but three versions of the same bumper sticker: "Secure the Border." I found myself hoping I'd get stuck at a red light alongside one of those drivers so I could ask, "What do you mean by that?" To which the driver would surely reply, "What, did you hit your head? Secure the border means secure the border."
"Secure border" advocates might point to the words of Congressman Kevin McCarthy, who is currently being subjected to one of the most intense (and at times uncomfortable) lobbying efforts I've seen outside a presidential campaign's stretch run. The issue is immigration reform, and the pro- and con- sides each have McCarthy by one arm, and they're tugging. McCarthy hasn't fully committed either way, as befits his job description: "... We must fix our broken immigration system," he declared in a recent written statement, "through a step-by-step legislative approach that focuses on securing the border first." Path to Full Story on The Bakersfield Californian