Liberals want open borders. They seem to think every person who crosses America’s borders illegally deserves to have every financial benefit (healthcare, housing subsidies, food stamps, etc.) that those who have come here legally get to enjoy. Of course, conservatives know liberals simply want to pad their voter rolls in an attempt to gain political power by letting them in.
During his 2016 campaign, President Donald J. Trump vowed to shake up the country’s failed immigration policies. Despite strong opposition from Democrats and even some RHINO’s, he continues on this important mission.
Last week, Trump responded to rumors that his administration proposed releasing illegal alien detainees in sanctuary cities according to Fox News. The President didn’t merely confirm the plan. He said that it remained under “strong” consideration. Trump also tweeted that sending illegal immigrants to these localities should make the “radical Left” happy.
The President made his remarks after The Washington Post revealed that the White House recommended relocating the detainees to sanctuary cities two times within the past six months. The first proposal was made in November of 2018. At this time, reports of a substantial caravan traveling to the southern border were hitting the airwaves. The ingenious idea was again floated in February of this year during a particularly contentious showdown with Congress over border wall funding.
While the Washington Post stated the proposal was struck down both times, Trump insisted that it isn’t dead. He tweeted, “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only.”
Continuing, the President said, “The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy—so this should make them very happy!” Later at the White House, the President doubled down on his remarks by saying, “We can give them an unlimited supply…let’s see if they have open arms.”
Rather than be elated with Trump’s plan to send illegal aliens to their beloved sanctuary cities, Democrats scoffed at the idea. In a statement on April 19, Ashley Etienne, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, stated, “The extent of this Administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated. Using human beings—including little children—as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal.”
She went on to add, “The American people have resoundingly rejected this Administration’s toxic anti-immigrant policies, and Democrats will continue to advance immigration policies that keep us safe and honor our values.” Interestingly, Pelosi’s district of San Francisco was one of the sanctuary cities Trump has pondered relocating detainees to.
Pelosi wasn’t the only Democrat angered with Trump’s clever idea. On April 15, 2019, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N), House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), and House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, and the White House according to Fox News. In the correspondence, the lawmakers asked for e-mails and other communications between administration officials concerning the proposition.
The chairmen stated, “We are deeply troubled by multiple reports, recently confirmed by the President, that the Trump Administration is considering releasing detained immigrants into congressional districts represented by Democrats in a bizarre and unlawful attempt to score political points.”
The letter went on to read, “Not only does the Administration lack the legal authority to transfer detainees in this manner, it is shocking that the President and senior Administration officials are even considering manipulating release decisions for purely political reasons.”
News of Trump’s proposal to send illegal alien detainees to sanctuary cities comes amid a significant shakeup in his administration. In recent days, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Ron Vitiello have both announced their resignations.
Kevin McAleenan is taking Nielson’s place as acting secretary. According to Fox News, “Nielsen was reportedly frustrated with the difficulty of getting other departments to help deal with the growing number of families crossing the border.”
Reportedly, Trump administration officials also informed the news outlet “that McAleenan best fits Trump’s requirement of being the ‘toughest cop’ on the frontier, and that Nielsen had been viewed as resistant to some of the immigration measures pushed by the president and his aides.”
Earlier this year, the Center for Immigration Studies revealed that every new illegal alien that comes into the United States will cost the country more than $82,000 over his or her lifetime. Besides the financial liability, the Center for Immigration Studies also found that illegal immigrants –who have no loyalty to America or her residents—are 2.5 times more likely to commit a Federal crime.
Hopefully, McAleenan will have the backbone to implement the President’s illegal immigration safeguards that Nielsen never did.