I’ve always known my boy Brobama was chill as fuck. Shit, during his Choom Gang days bro puffed that herb like it was his obligation as an American citizen. Which, being from Hawaii (the chillest of states), it was.
But Congress is like that nerd GDI in your Calculus class; you need him to do shit for you so you can mack on bitches all day, but you fuckin’ hate him because he acts like a little bitch and can’t bench-press his own bodyweight. Apparently though, that little bitch got a hold of some bud and offered up a hit to our Commander-in-Cheef in the form of a bi-partisan immigration reform proposal.
Yeah bro, you heard me right: bi-partisan. Whatever the reason, it seems that a political center is finally showing signs of coalescing around immigration reform, an issue that has for decades fractured our political landscape more than bros on opposite ends of the beer-pong table.
The “legislative pillars” of the Senate’s proposal include a “tough but fair” path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that are already here (contingent on improved immigration and border enforcement), a requirement that employers verify their employees have legal-work status, allow foreigners who study science, math, engineering or manufacturing to remain in the country post-graduation, and make it easier for businesses to hire foreigners as temporary workers for low-skill jobs.
There are arguments for and against the framework, but basically it’s like being handed a filthy bong packed with ditch weed from Mexico (ironic, I know): you’d hit it because it addresses flaws inherent in our existing system, but it honestly tastes like shit and lacks a certain human element.
In response to the proposal, Baracka Flocka went to Vegas and gave a rousing speech, saying that the Senate proposal was “very much in line” with principles proposed by the White House.
Or in other words, “bro you got a light? Let’s hit this shit and finally relieve the millions of undocumented immigrants languishing under our draconian immigration system.”
In his speech President Obama rejected the enforcement trigger demanded by Republicans, and includes provisions that allow permanent residents to sponsor visas for a same-sex partner, in addition to other progressive recommendations. Mainly though, the architecture of both proposals are remarkably similar; a rarity in our era of hyper-partisanship.
Political implications aside, we can all agree that without reform to our immigration system, we will degrade the moral fabric that binds us together as Americans, and continue reject the world’s brightest individuals from contributing to American enterprise and investment.
Will these reforms truly fix our broken immigration system? Probably not. Will they solve the GOP’s political quagmire of courting Hispanic voters? Definitely not.
But it’s a start, and that’s a good place to be. Now let’s get high and pick up bitches in Cancun. Mexico’s the shit.
Our frat has been under assault recently from bitch-ass school administrators over hazing policy. I’ve heard all the arguments: “Hazing is bad because it hurts people,” “No one really wants to be hazed they just do it because you make them!”
Well shut-up, bro. Yeah, I know hazing is illegal but guess what bro? You’re not going to stop it. Freshmen want to join our frat because we’re swoll as fuck and get all the hottest slampieces; that’s a fact bro. And if that takes running through a gauntlet of paddling, sitting in ice water and elephant walks than that’s what it’s fucking going to take.
It’s kind of like how undocumented immigrants want to enter our country even though it fucking sucks; it’s because we’re the fucking best. America, fuck yeah.
But I get that hazing is illegal and even my rich lawyer dad can’t get the entire frat out of probation if we get caught. And obviously we can’t let undocumented immigrants fester in the prison of America’s broken immigration system forever. It’s not practical or humane.
So what we need is reform to our pledging process that establishes a realistic path to brotherhood for NIBs, and to our immigration policy that provides a realistic path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Here are 3 ways to reform the pledge process in a responsible way and how it can also fix our broken immigration system:
1. Ensure pledging requirements are reasonable and humane.
What does this mean? First, pledging activities for seeking brotherhood should not be so fucked up as to place a barrier to entry for new brothers to pledge.
Our frat used to make freshmen eat cereal out of a toilet. But apparently it’s inhumane and does not improve the character of our NIBs. Whatever bro. It’s funny as shit (literally) and sorostitutes love when we act like total douchebags. But it’s not very helpful for reforming our pledge system and getting chill bros, obviously.
Similarly, any immigration reform should not impose punitive and exclusionary measures that prevent undocumented persons from taking advantage of the new system. This means avoiding high fines, “touchbacks” and exclusionary requirements that impose barriers to entry for immigrants feeling the brunt of their undocumented status. Any new system needs to be strict and protect against fraud, but must also do so responsibly and in congruence with American values.
2. Identify and expedite pledging for exemplary young bros.
Priority should be given to bros who already know the game of frat life. If you’re coming out of high-school slamming Nattys like a pro and banging slampieces like it’s your job than you should be given a path to brotherhood ASAP. You’re fucking chill bro, and we dig that.
“Dreamers” should also be given an expedited path to citizenship. These are undocumented persons who entered illegally as minors in the care of parents, and who have attended college or joined the military. They are upstanding, productive members of our society and should be treated as such. Why let such outstanding young people fall away and become economic drains on our system when they have so much to contribute to the success of America?
3. Support integration and connection across all types of bros.
There’s a diverse spectrum of bros out there: stoner bros, LAX bros, and even hipster bros. Any pledge requirements should not be developed so as to exclude these bros from our frat. After all, diverse bros bring in diverse bitches, and you know we love Latin biddies just as much as your typical sorority blond sorostitute.
In the same way, immigration reform should include all families and demographics through provisions in the bill. We should not exclude women, LGBT individuals or certain races from meaningful reform. In fact, we should encourage a diverse spectrum of immigrants to ensure the continued growth and development of our society.
It’s unarguable that any immigration policy should support the integration of immigrants into the fabric of America and continues to build a more cohesive, supportive society. What’s at stake is not just the future of families and students, but the future of the American economy and our moral fabric as a people as well.
We’re already implemented changes from our end – like making our pledges drink one handle of Heaven Hill vodka instead of two (bitch move, I know). But the ball’s in your court, Congress, to get this shit done ASAP.