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Republican candidate for president U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) (C) holds a news conference with Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) (L) and Representative Steve King (R-IA) (R) to discuss the debt ceiling and military benefits, at the U.S
Saving us from totalitarian FEMA camps and Census takers one "papers please" clause at a time
Well, here's a clue why Reps. Steve King and Michele Bachmann are sounding enthusiastic about the House GOP's new legislation on deporting refugee children—it apparently now includes a "papers please" provision:
The new version would require authorities to check the immigration status of people taking custody of the child migrants, [GOP Rep. Steve] King said.
Background: Under current law, refugee children fleeing Central American violence can stay with family or sponsors while their immigration case is processed instead of being forced to remain in temporary shelters overcrowded kennels. In practice, that's what happens in a majority of cases.

I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a decent human being who thinks there's anything wrong with that law or policy. Unless, of course, you're a House Republican. Then you start having fantasies about how all these illegal refugee kids are invading America, aided and abetted by their illegal sponsors, and so now we need to start making people show their proof of citizenship or at least legal status, otherwise this country will be overrun and our freedom destroyed and we'll all get thrown into FEMA camps. Or something.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 10:10 AM PDT.

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