Is Chris Christie’s Plan To Track Immigrants Like FedEx Packages Better Than A Wall?

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08.31.15 3 Comments

Republican presidential hopeful and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a plan to help solve America’s illegal immigration problems: He wants to track people like FedEx packages. In fact he’s so serious about this idea and so impressed by the way that people can go online and track their shipments that he would hire FedEx CEO Fred Smith to work for the government and overhaul the whole system.

The bigtime Bruce Springsteen fan thinks it’s ridiculous that people can come to the U.S. and obtain visas, but “the minute they come in, we lose track of them.” His plan then, according to the New York Times, would be to track immigrants through their visas, down to the very last minute. What happens then?

“We tap you on the shoulder and say, ‘Excuse me. Thanks for coming. Time to go.’ ”

He’s nothing if not polite. Christie, like most of the GOP candidates, is currently way behind Donald Trump in the polls, so like Trump’s elimination of the 14th amendment and Scott Walker’s “legitimate” wall between the U.S. and Canada, he needed his own immigration agenda. Is tracking human beings like packages and then politely telling them to GTFO when the bells on their timers ring going to help Christie catch up? Anchors Tom Storey and Briana Lane weigh in on today’s episode of The Desk.

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