WASHINGTON, D.C. – ‘Be careful what you wish for,’ the saying goes, ‘you just might get it.’ This maxim could not be more fitting regarding Democrats’ well worn ‘open arms’ posturing on illegal immigration, which suddenly turned to indignation when President Donald Trump proposed giving them what they ask for.
Trump proposed dumping detained illegal aliens into the very places that purport to want them – places that willfully flout federal immigration law in an effort to appear progressive – and suddenly their compassionate facade is fading fast.
The squirming by the Left is priceless, but it’s more than a political jab by the president. Instead, he is laying bare the reality of what unfettered illegal immigration means for communities across the nation, and he is forcing Democrats to make the argument for him.
Even ex-Border Patrol chief for the Obama administration is behind the idea. From Fox News:
“Congress has failed to do their job. Make no mistake, they could have prevented this (border crisis) and they failed to do so and then every time this current administration tries to come up with an option, they shoot it down. Well, I haven’t heard any options from them,” Morgan said on “America’s Newsroom” Monday. “I’ve been there. The border patrol, ICE, their facilities are overwhelmed, the faith-based organizations and other non-governmental organizations are overwhelmed. They have no choice. They’re going to have to start pushing these individuals out. Shouldn’t we kind of share the burden throughout the country?”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed to “Fox News Sunday” that President Trump’s prospective plan to send illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities is undergoing a “complete and thorough review,” days after Democrats, who have fought to protect illegal immigrants from federal authorities, characterized the possible move as a dangerous stunt.
“Nobody thinks that this is the ideal solution,” Sanders said Sunday. “But until we can fix the crisis at the border, we have to look at all options. This is one of them. Whether or not it moves forward — that’s yet to be determined.”