Neo-Con Neo-Christs have sought to use the Bible, an ancient collection of prejudice and obsolete ideas mixed with wonderful myth, to define gender roles, sexsual orientation and now immigration policies.
Reverend Jerryrigged FallWear preached on the new pulpit endorsed policy: "If it wuz good 'nuff fo Moses to wander fotee yeahs in the de-ssert befo the Promised Land, den dem der Meheecan-hos can do the same!"
Political panderers to Americanist no-nothin' no-thinking jumped to support this legislation.
Some argued that 40 years was not unreasonable since that's how long it took George Bush to get sober: "If the Commander-in-Great White Chief can do it than our brown brothers and sisters should be able to do it too."
Others compared the 40 days and 40 nights of the Great Flood and Jesus' 40 days in the desert to the migrant sojourn in the desert. In a surprising modern twist the Fundies reasoned that if it took God 6 days to create the world and scientists find that symbolic number to be representative of millions of years than 40 years is just a drop in the bucket.