Decades of Doing Nothing

Despite what the media want us to believe, President Trump didn’t create the current illegal immigration mess.  Congress and the courts created it and it’s been around for decades.  And President Trump isn’t the first to bring our attention to illegal immigration.  There was a time when liberals, such as Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein, John Kerry and Chuck Schumer spoke strongly against illegal immigration.  The Trump administration is simply enforcing the laws that already exist on the books (U.S.C. 1325(a)). If people don’t like what’s happening, they should contact their representatives in Congress and demand the problem be fixed.  But that isn’t happening.

The problem is complex.

The Republicans can’t get their act together and speak with one voice, which is frustrating because they hold the majority in Congress.  Different factions within the Republican Party are at odds with one another and some are even at odds with the President.  Even if there were a plan, no Democrat would vote for it because their future bid for re-election and the money required, controlled by the DNC and Democrat leadership, would be in jeopardy.

The Democrats, on the other hand, always speak with a unified voice, and held the House and Senate during President Obama’s first term but did absolutely nothing.  Why is that?  Simple.  They don’t really want to solve the problem.   The far Left has taken over the Democrat party and doesn’t want illegal immigration restrictions.  They want chaos.  They want amnesty.  They want open borders.  They want everyone to be able to come into the United States whenever they want, from wherever they are, and whoever they are.  And, most of all, they want an ever-increasing voter base.

Complicit with the Left, the media play a huge part in this fight.  They falsely “report” the news, misleading the American public, and hell bent on taking down this President no matter how dishonest they are.  Most Americans don’t have the time or stomach to research the truth.  Rather, they rely on the media’s sensational headlines and talking points.

Prior to the President’s recent executive order regarding the separation of families, the media failed to adequately distinguish between (1) someone who crossed our border illegally, and who would then be put into detention, a situation which, according to the courts, did not allow for children to be placed with their law-breaking parent, and (2) a person seeking asylum at the border (U.S.C. 1158) who would then be allowed to remain with their children pending a hearing on their request.  Have the American people been informed of this enormous difference?  No.  After dozens of hours of research, I can only conclude that everyone will be instructed to request asylum (the alleged facts of which can never be proven) and the idiotic policy of “catch and release” will continue.

Instead, the media prefer to resurrect the dark images from the mid-twentieth century making the appalling comparison that illegal immigrants, both adults and children, are being held in Nazi concentration-type camps. Such a comparison is so offensive and disparages the millions of people who actually suffered and died under the Nazi’s horrific conditions.  Shame on them.

No news outlet is adequately reporting about the problems.  No news outlet is reporting on the immigrants traveling from Central America and the facilitation by the government of Mexico to allow them to travel to our border.  Or about the graft and bribery paid to officials to allow such migration.  Or about the coyotes, gangs and cartels involved.  Or about people selling their children in order to secure their own crossing.  Or how unaccompanied children are arriving at the border.  Or what the migrants are instructed to say at the border if they’re caught.  Or about Mexico and the Central American countries that cannot provide safety, security, education and jobs for their own citizens to such an extent that their citizens are forced to seek those things elsewhere.  Where is the outcry from the Left and the U.N. about the conditions under which people must live in their own countries?  Why are they so eager to condemn President Trump for this mess?  Because they hate him and want this immigration issue to be his downfall since the “Russian collusion” nonsense isn’t working.

The truth is the media, career politicians and especially the Democrat Party care nothing about illegal immigrants.  They are merely pawns in a political game.  What solution is being offered?  None.  Rather, we’re bombarded with soundbites from the likes of Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi and images attributed to the Trump administration (when, in fact, the photos were from the Obama era) and (dishonest) photoshopped magazine covers depicting the President as a despicable human being.

I do know one thing.  We will never be able to solve the issue of illegal immigration without a strong border.  If we don’t have a strong border, we are not a country.  Period.

I don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.