Once again, Democrats are all sheep when it comes to their immigration reform plans.
After 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) announced he wanted to suspend deportations, rival candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) fell right in line and agreed she would look at deportation suspensions as a way to pressure Congress on immigration reform.
Changing the Laws
The basic model of our immigration laws has been in place for decades. You come into this country illegally, you get deported.
This had never been perceived as a problem by our politicians until Obama came along. Suddenly, a system that worked well for decades was now deemed to be broken.
Ever since then, Democrats have been more interested in decriminalizing illegal immigration rather than taking care of the people that follow the rules and enter this country legally.
Warren attacked ICE, saying that they do not “make this country safer.” She continued, “There’s a lot of room for where we need to move here.”
Decriminalizing Illegal Immigration
As a way to help illegal immigrants, Warren stated she is more than happy to make a criminal action no longer criminal.
She said that she supports thwarting prosecution for illegal immigrants, who are “treated as criminals simply for having crossed the border.
Warren says people coming illegally into this country do not pose a threat, but it would be interesting to see her say that directly to the families of individuals that are victims of crimes by illegally present people.
There is only one reason to take up the case for illegal immigration and that is for votes. Democrats not only want to open our borders, but they also want to give these individuals the same rights as legal American citizens.
And, that is the true bounty here. If Democrats can open those floodgates, they are buying millions of votes in the process.
Unfortunately, in the process, American lives and property are endangered. According to the Heritage Foundation in September, “non-citizens constitute only about 7 percent of the U.S. population. Yet the latest data from the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reveals that non-citizens accounted for nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of all federal arrests in 2018.”