Although Democrats love to lecture the country about our moral obligation to illegal immigrants, they’re willing to let migrant children languish in overcrowded detention centers rather than finding viable solutions like housing them in American urban centers.
Case in point: swamp-dwelling Democrats in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia are up in arms over the Trump administration’s plan to open a facility for unaccompanied minors near the nation’s capital.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced plans to build new holding facilities for unaccompanied minors in Los Angeles, central Florida, and the Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia region.
These facilities are meant to provide relief to overcrowded border facilities and improve conditions for detained migrants, which is something the Democrats have been demanding ever since the the spike in illegal immigration , overwhelming immigration enforcement agencies for most of this year.
Yet, Democratic officials in D.C. and Northern Virginia have responded to the HHS proposal with shrill opposition, keen on preventing the agency from building the facility in their district.
Instead of admitting that they don’t want the facility because of fears that living close to refugees and migrants may negatively impact their communities, liberal representatives in these deep-blue districts are pretending that their resistance is rooted in moral outrage.
Since they couldn’t very well claim that getting unaccompanied minors out of overcrowded detention facilities is immoral, they just conflated the issue with the entirely separate matter of child separation — a relic policy that President Trump actually ended more than a year ago.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Sharon Bulova (a Democrat), ranted in a letter to HHS that Fairfax County "wants no part in" the "heartless practice" of separating children from their families.
Later in that letter, she awkwardly acknowledges that the facility in question would specifically be used to house "unaccompanied" children, yet insists that Trump administration policies are somehow responsible for that.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, meanwhile, declared that "Washington, D.C. will not be complicit in the inhumane practice of detaining migrant children in warehouses."
Not only is "warehouse" a deliberately misleading description for the facility — which is slated to have 147 staff members, classrooms, and two acres of outdoor recreation space — but Bowser’s position is shockingly callous given that the alternative is to keep those children in overcrowded facilities near the border that are already struggling to cope with the huge number of illegal immigrants they’ve been forced to take in over the past several months.
According to Bowser’, her biggest concern is avoiding moral responsibility for the migrant crisis, not helping to resolve it. The District, she seems to be saying, has the capacity, but not the will, to help solve the humanitarian crisis on our southern border.
Liberals may claim to hold the moral high ground, but their opposition to the new detention facility in the D.C. area proves that their real motivations are purely political.
Instead of embracing the Trump administration’s effort to improve conditions for unaccompanied minors, they seem to want the crisis to continue so that they can keep on making baseless smears against the president.
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