I know from first-hand how complex immigration paperwork and bureaucracy can be - but this bill is a door-stopper, even by BCIS standards. On the basic issues - moving from family-based to skill-based immigration, ratcheting up border control, and integrating 12 million illegals - I'm in agreement. But the devil is usually in the details, and I started to read Hewitt's post about "Section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)), as amended by Title IV" and Mickey's latest P.P.P.P.P.S. but there's only so much Red Bull you can safely drink at one sitting. At least Glenn is honest about it:
I still don't know enough to know if the bill is good or bad. But if the bill is actually a good bill that the GOP base would accept if they read it . . . then that's an even bigger indictment of the GOP leadership for failing to sell it. At this point, they've either mis-sold a good bill, or produced a bad one.
I wouldn't let that spoil a good hissy-fit. The Dobbs-Kaus-Tancredo faction has been very excitable all weekend.