Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.
Thousands of Americans took to the streets on Saturday to protest the immigration policies of the Trump administration. The event was called ‘Families Belong Together’ and the participants, such a compassionate and welcoming group, proudly marched in over 600 cities demanding the abolishment of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Organizers even placed several children before the podium to condemn President Trump’s “misguided” zero tolerance immigration policy. Too bad they don’t really understand what they are asking for.
Last week, Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who campaigned on the need to abolish ICE, came out of nowhere to defeat ten-term Congressman Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary. Since then, many on the left have joined this fight including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio and over 20 House Democrats.
One protestor interviewed by Fox News said that, because their prior efforts had already led to President Trump’s executive order to keep families together, they plan to maintain pressure through the midterm elections. Sounds like this is about far more than their concern for children becoming separated from their parents.
“We’re here because there are parents out there who can’t sing lullabies to their kids, so we’re going to sing on their behalf until they can sing together,” Tony-winning actor Lin-Manuel Miranda told a crowd” in Washington.
Activists carried signs saying, “No one chooses to be a refuge, but you can choose not to be a d**k” (okay) and “Keep the kids, deport the racists” (us). Another said, “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired” (an AA slogan). And, of course, there were signs referring to Melania Trump’s green jacket, “I Really Don’t Care. Do U?”
What are the protestors really asking for? And why didn’t they protest during the Clinton administration, which enacted the parent/child separation laws or during the Obama administration, which enforced the laws?
It’s likely that none of the bleeding heart liberals participating in the protests to abolish ICE are offering any solutions because most have no clue about what really happens at the border or what the consequences of the agency’s abolishment would be for America.
Tucker Carlson said that neither Ocasio-Cortez, nor Gillibrand, nor fellow ICE abolition supporters Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), are thinking about what the effect of that move might be.
Carlson said “the left knows if we abolish ICE, borders become irrelevant and that dozens of American cities could begin resembling cities like Tijuana, Mexico, and that “our border will become irrelevant.”
He said that abolishing ICE is a “radical position” and that it is becoming the “new normal on the left.”
Border patrol agent Hector Garza spoke to Fox Business’ Neil Cavuto and said, “some of the separations are likely to continue, despite the executive order, because some of the children aren’t related to the adults purporting to be their parents.”
Some cartels, he said, will sneak across the border by pretending to be families.
“Many times they don’t have any kind of identification,” he said. “They have their names confused. The kid won’t even recognize who the adult is.”
Each day, agents confiscate mass amounts of drugs along the border — drugs that could kill people in the U.S., he said. “They’re focusing on this issue with families, but they’re not focusing on the fentanyl, the cocaine and all these dangerous drugs that are killing our kids in this country,” he said. “Those are the drugs we need to stop.”
Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway spoke to Laura Ingraham. “Last year, 33,000 criminal aliens were arrested, who committed all kinds of crimes, it would be mind numbing to your audience.”
“They also seized over 2400 pounds of fentanyl. That’s enough fentanyl to kill every American…Do they really understand what they are asking for? It spans the spectrum from the ignorant to the irrational…some of them are really calling for anarchy over authority. They can’t have it both ways.”
When a parent gets arrested in the US, they are separated from their children. Why has no one ever protested that? None of the immigration laws have changed since Obama left office. So what is the reason for the sudden backlash?
Desperate to win back control of the House in November, Democrats are politicizing anything and everything they can.
On Friday, a group of House Democrats wrote a letter to the Inspector Generals of the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services requesting an investigation into
“the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy – as well as its policy of separating children from their parents at the border and the partial reversal of these policies through President Trump’s Executive Order on June 20, 2018.”
RedState’s Alex Parker wrote an interesting post about this latest attempt by Democrats to blame President Trump for laws that were enacted by prior administrations.
Trump hopes Democrats continue campaigning on this issue, because they will be “beaten so badly.”
When people come into our Country illegally, we must IMMEDIATELY escort them back out without going through years of legal maneuvering. Our laws are the dumbest anywhere in the world. Republicans want Strong Borders and no Crime. Dems want Open Borders and are weak on Crime!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2018
This is not a winning issue for Democrats.
Readers, I’m interested in hearing your opinions.