This week, in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, Hillary Clinton proved that while she may have successfully cleared her lungs of bacterial pneumonia, she hasn’t cleared her head of the pro-illegal immigration nonsense that makes her unfit to be president.
“We’re going to end family detention, close private detention facilities, and stop the raids and roundups,” Clinton said, promising to go even further than Barack Obama in service of America’s 11 million illegal aliens (and counting.)
She vowed to not only stand up and defend Obama’s executive amnesty orders, but expand them to include almost everyone who is in this country without authorization.
“We need a simple, straightforward system where other people with sympathetic cases who are contributing to their communities can make their case and be eligible for deferred action too,” she said.
Clinton also predicted that she would be able to get Republicans in Congress to bend on immigration reform.
“On my first day in office I will reach out to Republicans and say, this is your chance to help millions of families and show that your party, the party of Lincoln, is better than Donald Trump,” she said.
She didn’t mention the flipside of that offer, which is that Republicans would have to betray millions of families at the same time. Of course, many of them are already familiar with that position, so maybe it doesn’t matter either way.
In this area, above all others, we have a genie that we won’t be able to put back in the bottle. Whether we engage in mass deportations or not, we must put a halt to illegal immigration. We must at least give the ones who are here a chance to assimilate. We can’t keep compounding this issue with loose border security, expanded versions of amnesty, record numbers of refugees, and unwarranted, unearned citizenship carrots.
In a statement this summer, the National Border Patrol Union offered their stark view of what the Obama administration had done to the country through the president’s Immigrants First policies.
“Instead of investing in measures to secure our nation’s borders, they have openly and actively pursued what Secretary of State John Kerry called a ‘borderless world,'” the union said. “Americans need to ask themselves: Do we want to risk the safety and security of our family, businesses, and communities on the dangerous and extreme policies supported by the ACLU, American Friends Service Committee, and other ideological extremists?”
This November, we’ll find out once and for all how Americans answer that question.