Until now Democrats were long-time supporters of government workers and labor interests. They just finished blasting the Supreme Court for the Janus public sector union decision and Republican anti-union policies will factor hugely into the coming midterm elections. How do federal officers who are also union members factor into the party’s agenda? That question creates a huge conflict for extremist party members who will be forced to pander to unions and illegal immigrants to bring out the November vote.
We can’t refer to murderers and rapists as “animals” and separating families at the border is a criminal act. These are the rules handed down by Democrats who have chosen the most extreme stance on non-enforcement imaginable. That’s bad news for children in protected immigrant communities who might be a lot safer in federal hands.
The mean-spirited war of words that started after the White House ended TPS for Hondurans ignores the fact that this temporary program has dragged on for 20 years. This isn’t mass deportation despite the disinformation from Democrats. Two decades is long enough and changing the reason Hondurans need sanctuary in the U.S. is not an excuse to keep them here in perpetuity.
ICE’s detention center budget last year was close to $3 billion. Immigration court costs reached $440 million. That’s a lot of money for taxpayers to pay to hear about an unfair, abusive, inhumane system that we wouldn’t need without policies that give immigrants a great excuse to cross our scantily protected border. Instead of questioning the ethics of the detention system we should question why we lure people here only to lock them up because they never got permission. That's a Democratic Party problem and it’s not going to go away any time soon.
Democrats betrayed immigrants and left them out in the cold after promising a fight to the death for Dreamers. When push comes to shove, spending always comes first for this party and the Democratic yea votes on the omnibus spending bill helped the GOP push this bloated monstrosity through the House and Senate. With that over, it’s time for immigrants to be important again and the Census is the best excuse the party can find to create real Americans from non-citizens.