During a New Hampshire town hall event, Chris Christie pitched an interesting idea for how to deal with immigrants and visitors to the US: tag them all like a FedEx package.
“At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is. It’s on the truck. It’s at the station. It’s on the airplane,” Christie said. “Yet we let people come to this country with visas, and the minute they come in, we lose track of them.”
From there, Christie described what he proposed to do about this.
“So here’s what I’m going to do as president,” Christie said. “I’m going to ask Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, to come work for the government for three months, just come for three months to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and show these people.”
Chrisite’s initial estimate was that his idea would cut down the illegal-immigration trend of the past 30 years by at least 40 percent. Of course, not everyone was on board with the idea:
Wow. Taking dehumanizing language to new lows. https://t.co/wk0B2hLBb7
— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) August 29, 2015
Chris Christie, the realist, wants to track people like Fedex packages. No horrendous implications there. pic.twitter.com/tXjSQDTOoo
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) August 29, 2015
Chris Christie: WHERE IS THAT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT?
Fred Smith: uhhm durrr it says hurrr that he was signed for by "Mmmffh Grnnnjj"
— Jason Linkins (@dceiver) August 29, 2015
@ChrisChristie Why do you think tracking HUMAN BEINGS like a FedEx package is a good idea. Come to Hudson County and meet the people! Dick.
— David Spector (@tennisnetminder) August 29, 2015
— Derek (@Latin4Cookies) August 29, 2015
Maybe we won’t need Donald Trump‘s wall after all.
Watch the clip below, via CNN:
[h/t Washington Post]
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