Immigration is the biggest thing Democrats have in their 2020 trick bag after they embarrass themselves with their impeachment fiasco. They will use immigration to push policy initiatives ranging from civil rights legislation to expanded federal benefits to health care to student aid.
In the immigration category you will find posts about the failure of our government to enforce the law and the consequences of doing nothing while holding out for a sweeping immigration juggernaut that Democrats and Republicans will never be able to agree on.
Federal Government spends while states lure illegals over the border
Few things showcase the insanity of our immigration policies better than spending billions on border security policies at the federal level while states pass laws that lure illegal immigrants to the U.S. The right to drive, resident college tuition and financial aid, and assurances of protection from law enforcement all add to the promise of a better life in America funded by taxpayers.
Fairness, justice, and hypocrisy
Immigration reform is not about fairness or justice. If it was, we would not be arguing over welfare for illegals or protecting Americans with legislation like Kate’s Law and bills to reign in dangerous immigrants. This contentious issue has turned into a debate over opposites: how much can the left dole out to curry favor with immigrant special interests and how much of the right’s push to close our gates is just?
Child sex abuse. Murder. Rape. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren doesn’t get it. Even if federal law enforcement wanted to pursue “punitive anti-immigrant policies,”1 it doesn’t have the time or the resources. ICE is too busy rounding up criminals who commit crimes like these and who skip back and forth across the border with impunity after being deported.
Author’s note Sunday morning, June 23, 2019: the promising new immigration news I wrote about on Friday was just stomped on by some really bad news and a very misguided decision from the White House yesterday. An update follows my original post.
As taxpayers do we pay to crack down on illegal workers or do we pay to protect America’s immigrant workforce? The answer is both. We fund enforcement to control illegal labor. Then we pay again because Congressional Democrats obstruct our efforts.
Democrats take advantage of every opportunity to obstruct collaboration between state and local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. They can’t and won’t admit that criminal aliens cross the Southern border to set up shop in the U.S. As time passes and the evidence mounts they only dig in their heels and resist every effort to get the truth out to the public and do something about the problem.