The Immigration ‘Clown Car’ – While Hardly a Laughing Matter, the Joke Is on Us

CAPS — We have all seen the “clown car” at the circus where a compact car rolls into the center ring. A car door pops open and many clowns emerge, cavorting around the ring and eventually disappearing behind the center scene.

The point to the gag is to entertain the audience. The entertainment is provided through the impossibility of what the audience witnesses, a seemingly endless stream of clowns exiting a diminutive car.

News reports about the number of illegal aliens who are purportedly present in the United States sometimes strike me as a variant of the circus clown car, but there is nothing entertaining about this.

For years, even after numerous accounts of floods of illegal aliens, including unaccompanied minors charging across the U.S.-Mexican border, the number of aliens reported to be present in the U.S. has never increased.

During the administration of George W. Bush, it was estimated that there were approximately 11 million illegal aliens present in the country. Now more than a decade later, the number of illegal aliens reported to be present here remains unchanged. We are being played for fools.

Here is what you need to consider.

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