Jon Stewart One-Ups House GOP With Creative Border Solutions (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart offered up his own creative solutions to solve the border crisis on Monday’s “The Daily Show.”

The comedian was dismayed with both what he called House Republicans’ “draconian” immigration legislation and the Ku Klux Klan’s “shoot to kill” policy for undocumented immigrants.

“Why not have some fun with this?” he said. “Minors must be deported via circus cannon, or replace the border fence with a ‘Wipeout’ course and if you get through, eh, you’re in! Dress the border patrol up as Mounties so they think they’ve come here and gone too far and turn back around!”

Stewart also found it pretty rich that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said President Barack Obama could be taking action without Congress to address the border situation.

“Did John Boehner just suggest that if Congress won’t act to change a law it doesn’t like, the President should?” he said. “Because I’m pretty sure there’s a guy right now suing the president for — that.”

Watch below, courtesy of Comedy Central:

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