In 2009 and 2010, when the Democrats had full control of the Senate, House of Representatives, and the presidency, Democrats did not make any serious attempt to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation. Then as now, Democrats do not want serious immigration reform. They want an open-borders mentality and encourage demonstrations claiming victimization of illegal aliens by heartless, “racist” Americans.
President Obama, during his tenure as president, advised Hispanics to be patient and look for immigration reform, but always next year. Obama exuded a faux concern for all people, while actually wanting to enhance Alinsky-style government control.
Democratic slogans of help for the “middle class” are mere slogans. Democrats never actually planned for delivery of any real middle-class help. Democratic refusal to make any effort to help formulate the new tax legislation is a prime example of no meaningful interest in the middle class. Democrat senators up for re-election this year from states such as Indiana, Missouri, and North Dakota may have caused their own political demise by making no effort to create the new tax legislation nor ending Obamacare.
On April 6, 2011, Ruben Navarrette, Jr., a leading Hispanic journalist and television commentator, wrote: “More and more Latinos are wising up to President Obama’s phony immigration two-step.” Navarrette opined that Obama pandered to Latinos by criticizing Republicans for being too tough on immigration enforcement, at the same time pandering to non-Latinos about being even tougher — increasing deportations.
Navarrette must have had the Democrats in mind when they failed to do anything on immigration during 2009-2010.
Democrats in 2018 are relying on the national newsmedia, the entertainment world, the anarchistic street thugs, acerbic academicians, and radical feminists to urge an open-borders ploy — DACA.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA or Dreamers) is a category of young foreign nationals admitted into the United States without Congressional legislation — by presidential executive order. Most of the Dreamers were subject to little or no background checks unlike the foreign nationals who are admitted legally.
These Dreamers are a foundation for chain migration of “relatives” many of whom are not real relatives. The lack of ability for the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to verify the bona fides of Dreamers is a fact the Obama administration chose to ignore.
Democrats, the newsmedia, and progressive globalists push the sympathetic nature of Americans to allow Dreamers to be given legal status and even citizenship. These ardent advocates for Dreamers consciously disregard the real costs of legalizing Dreamers and the chain migration they cause.
The number of Dreamers in the United States today is unknown and estimates range from 700,000 to 2 million. There never has been an accurate counting of illegal aliens. However, Border Patrol agents estimate 3 illegal aliens escape apprehension for every 1 caught. Most agents say that the number is more like 5 illegal alien entries for every 1 apprehension. This estimate is true, whether there are 300,000 or 1 million apprehensions a year.
In late November 2016 and the first three months of 2017, apprehensions of illegal border crossers in the Southwest went down. Since April 2017, illegal border crossers have steadily risen with the number Central Americans, Africans, Pakistanis, Indians, and Asians now proportionally larger than Mexicans.
What happens in the United States is instantly communicated worldwide and the people of the world are not dumb. Most have no formal education, but they are street-smart. These people know the Democrats and newsmedia will be sympathetic to them regardless of their criminal or national security records if they are apprehended by the Border Patrol.
The recent increase in illegal crossings is due to several major reasons. Foreign nationals know the newsmedia and Democrats support open borders, that immigration chaos exists, and that the nation is deeply divided along political lines, which means it’s a good time to come to America. The American economy is on the rise.
Foreign nationals know that once a foreigner crosses the U.S. border caught or uncaught the chances of removal are very unlikely. The avenues for residency for foreign nationals entering the country are many — asylum claims, refugee claims, Temporary Protective Status (TPS) claims, and just plain economic — illegal aliens know apprehension means nothing but release with a distant court date. The illegal aliens ignore it, with impunity.
TPS claims are now being terminated by the Trump Administration — temporary means temporary, not permanent.
Lastly, the costs of Dreamers to American taxpayers is estimated at $25.9 billion over the next decade according to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report of December 2017. The CBO also opined that the legalized Dreamers would sponsor an estimated 80,000 more immigrants in a chain migration effect. The CBO did not comment that the Dreamers’ chain migration beneficiaries would in turn set-off another chain migration.
The "Deferred" of DACA in plain English means "delayed" — not permanent.
James H. Walsh was associate general counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1983 to 1994. Read more reports from James Walsh — Click Here Now.
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