The problem of illegal immigration is certainly nothing new. Our lawmakers have been trying for decades and many presidential administrations to stop the flow of illegal aliens into our country. Now, a chance to finally do something about it appears to be slipping through their fingers. Three Senators, one Republican, one Democrat and one Independent are pushing a bill to crack down on border security. It certainly isn’t perfect, and both parties admit it contains language they don’t like. But it seems better than the policy in place now, which appears to be no policy. This bill would end the catch and release policy at the border. It would significantly reduce the number of people coming into the country illegally and would shorten the time for those seeking asylum to be processed. It would allow the border to be shut down if the number of border crossers becomes too much to handle. It also provides needed money for both Ukraine and Israel. But it appears this bill is DOA. Ironically, it is Republicans who won’t advance the legislation, even though the bill contains many provisions on sealing the border they have been fighting for. This may be the nation’s best hope for establishing an immigration policy anytime soon, but it appears that because of politics, this too will slip through their fingers.