Dems Said What About Illegal Immigration and Border Security?
Now for open borders, Democrats have clearly become a party of the extreme Left.
“We all agree on the need to better secure the border, and to punish employers who choose to hire illegal immigrants. We are a generous and welcoming people here in the United States, but those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the Rule of Law, and they are showing disregard for those following the law. We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country.” That was Barack Obama in 2005.
In one of his savvier Twitter moments, President Donald Trump tweeted a video of Obama’s remarks, adding, “I agree with President Obama 100%!”
Again in 2006 Obama struck a similar chord, repeating much of the same phrasing while adding, “Because we live in an age where terrorists are challenging our borders, we simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, and unchecked. Americans are right to demand better border security and better enforcement of the immigration laws.”
But Obama is far from the only Democrat leader to hold these views on illegal immigration. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA) once declared that border control is a federal responsibility while lamenting that “we simply don’t enforce our borders adequately.” She insisted, “The day when America can be the welfare system for Mexico is gone.”
And Hillary Clinton wanted to “send a clear message” when she warned, “Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean your child gets to stay.” She has also sounded downright Trumpian in the past, stating, “I am adamantly against illegal immigrants. Certainly we have to do more at our borders. … What we need is to secure our borders.”
Once upon a time, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) refused to conflate legal immigration with illegal immigration, declaring, “People who enter the U.S. without our permission are illegal aliens, and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who enter the U.S. legally. … When we use phrases like ‘undocumented workers,’ we convey to the American people that their government is not serious about combatting illegal immigration. … It is illegal and wrong.”
Democrats and their mainstream media publicists insist President Donald Trump and Republicans have moved to an extreme position on illegal immigration and border security. But it’s Democrats who have moved to the extreme Left. Republicans have maintained, and continue to maintain a sensible and balanced position on this issue.
Meanwhile, as Democrats and the Leftmedia continue to paint Trump as a Nazi-like nationalist for simply seeking to secure the U.S. border and prevent the illegal entry of this caravasion now estimated to be 10,000 strong, a second caravan of migrants is reportedly forming in Guatemala. Clearly, this problem is not going away. Fortunately, the U.S. Border Patrol has been working diligently as apprehensions of illegal aliens are up by nearly 100,000 to a total of 521,090 in fiscal year 2018.
Finally, in the 1995 words of Bill Clinton: “All Americans … are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. … It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation to permit this kind of abuse of our immigration laws.”
Can we get an amen?