Over the years, mostly when Democrats were in control of the White House or Chambers, they touted the need to control the influx of illegal immigration, while wanting to stem the tide of low wage workers from South America and Mexico.
They called for reform, secure borders and gave copious speeches on the need to fix a system that has been broken for decades!
In 2005, a left-leaning blogger wrote, “Illegal immigration wreaks havoc economically, socially, and culturally; makes a mockery of the rule of law; and is disgraceful just on basic fairness grounds alone.” That blogger was Glenn Greenwald.
In 2006, a liberal columnist wrote that “immigration reduces the wages of domestic workers who compete with immigrants” and that “the fiscal burden of low-wage immigrants is also pretty clear.” His conclusion: “We’ll need to reduce the inflow of low-skill immigrants.” This liberal columnist, Paul Krugman, made no bones about the need to stem the tide of illegals!
That same year, a Democratic senator wrote, “When I see Mexican flags waved at pro immigration demonstrations, I sometimes feel a flush of patriotic resentment. When I’m forced to use a translator to communicate with the guy fixing my car, I feel a certain frustration.” Wow, can you imagine if Trump said that? The news media would be yelling racist as fast as they could. Funny, how our Former President Barack Obama, gave speeches on this subject and said he would do the same thing President Trump wants to do with Executive Orders, if Congress/Senate don’t act on curbing the influx of illegals!
That was OK then, but for some reason, it’s not today!
According to the National Academies report, immigrant-headed families with children are 15 percentage points more likely to rely on food assistance, and 12 points more likely to rely on Medicaid, than other families with children. It should also be known that these costs, strain the very welfare state that liberals want to expand in order to help those native-born Americans with whom immigrants compete.
Talk about speaking out on both sides of the mouth!
The Democrats are afraid, if they take to hard a stance on immigration, Latino votes, which they rely heavily on, will dissipate, the louder they scream for reform. That’s the reason we have sanctuary cities, which in many cases allow illegals drivers licenses, which in turn, if they want, they can use to vote. It is a documented fact that illegals vote. It is those cheap votes, that the Left want desperately, especially next election cycle to give them back the White House.
This is a PERFECT example of the Left playing politics with an issue that is essential to the long term stability of this country. The more they dig their heels in, the more they sound like complete frauds, as only when it suits their needs, do they make such a big deal about an issue which tops American concerns!
Another example of Term Limits! Do we really need to keep giving power over our lives, fiscal well being, to those who constantly change their tune with every different wind gust?