Comparing Immigration to a movie theater by Rep. Fred Cox

Do you remember when you had to wait in line to buy tickets to a movie, and then wait in line before going in? That was before you could order them at home, and know then where your seat was and what time to show up to the theater. If you showed up at the theater and the show was full, you could buy a ticket to a later show.

Why do we make immigration more complicated?

You can’t let everyone show up for the same show or there would be no place to sit, and you do need some reasonable security and rules.

If we are going to have a line for people to come to this country, you can’t reward those that bypass the line. They need to be sent to the back of the line. That doesn’t mean you should stop treating them like people.

(From Fred Cox’s blog, Nov 19th 2010)