GOP Candidate: "Why Can't I Microchip An Illegal?"

April 27, 2010 3:40 pm ET — Melinda Warner

Pat Bertroche, one of several candidates for the Republican 3rd District primary in Iowa, recently shared his opinion on how to deal with undocumented immigrants:

"I think we should catch 'em, we should document 'em, make sure we know where they are and where they are going...I actually support microchipping them. I can micro-chip my dog so I can find it. Why can't I microchip an illegal? That's not a popular thing to say, but it's a lot cheaper than building a fence they can tunnel under."

There are really no words to express how horrible his suggestion is.  Except, perhaps, to point out that slave owners used to similarly brand or mark their "property" so as to keep track of and control them.

[h/t: Iowa Independent]