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chertoff.jpgUnder fire from environmental groups and wildlife enthusiasts, who allege that the 670-mile long fence the United States is building along the Mexican border is harmful to the environment, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff actually said that the fence is good for the environment. And you’re going to love his logic:

“Illegal migrants really degrade the environment. I’ve seen pictures of human waste, garbage, discarded bottles and other human artifact in pristine areas,” Chertoff said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “And believe me, that is the worst thing you can do to the environment.”

The worst thing, huh? You know what else will help the environment, Cherty? Killing migrant workers. All of them. Just take them out back behind the shed and shoot them in the head. Because, if there are no migrant workers for American industries to hire at a ridiculously low wage, there’ll be no one to operate the pollution-producing factories that contribute to environmental ruin. And then we can build a human-shield of illegal immigrants and plug holes in the ozone with them. Genius.

Or … how about this Chertoff: Why don’t you pay a few of those migrant workers slipping across the border to clean up the garbage and the discarded bottles that are fucking up the environment. Cheap labor,man. Cheap labor.