Trump, Clinton, and Obama Are Right On Immigration
Published : November 30, 2018
Sanctimonious, holier-than-thou progressive Democrats have been comparing President Donald Trump’s action of stopping the caravan members from illegally entering America on the southern border to Germans implementing Nazi laws and Americans enforcing slavery and the Jim Crow laws of years gone by. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) likens the problem of migrants seeking asylum at the U.S. border to Nazi Germany.
The newest elected officials to the federal government are involving themselves, too. Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to social media to express her perspective. “Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime. It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany … And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America,” the 29-year-old tweeted.
This tweet and many others like it, are backed by the claims that conservatives, Republicans and decent, law-abiding Americans are comparable to National Socialists or Nazis simply for belief in the rule of law and protection of American citizens from illegal aliens, who by definition are criminals.
The Lefty argument goes like this: “Hitler had evil laws against Jews and other minorities, and Americans had evil laws against blacks and other minorities. Therefore, American immigration laws are evil. We must ignore them and/or disobey them.”
This immediate rush to judgement is a logical fallacy based on fallacious reasoning and emotional biases. The mostly Democrats’ assumption that American immigration laws are racist along the order of the Nazi Nuremburg Laws of 1935 or Democrat Jim Crows Laws of the 1950s has no merit or basis in reality or facts.
First of all, it was both Republican and Democrat representatives and presidents who passed immigration laws, calling for them to be enforced not based upon discriminatory racial quotas and criteria, but on practical guidelines for reasonable and legal immigration. President Bill Clinton explained this in his State of the Union address on Jan. 24, 1995.
“We are a nation of immigrants,” Clinton said. “But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.”
And it was President Barack Obama, who upped the ante in 2013 during his Feb. 12 State of the Union address.
“Real reform means strong border security, and we can build on the progress my administration has already made -- putting more boots on the Southern border than at any time in our history and reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years … Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship -- a path that includes passing a background check, paying taxes and a meaningful penalty, learning English, and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally.”
America’s goodness abounds as the country is one of the most gracious nations in the world to immigrants. The vast majority of the caravan are not legitimate asylum seekers but young male ruffians who have already violated Mexican law, defied the mayor of Tijuana’s call for law and order, and used women and children to violate legal border processing procedures.
This is a time when Presidents Clinton, Obama, and Trump agree. America needs to enforce its laws because millions of Americans are “rightly disturbed by the large number of illegal aliens entering our country who have abused our immigration laws and we must do more to stop it,” as President Clinton said. And “we must have more boots on the southern border making sure illegal aliens are going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally,” as President Obama said.
Good on President Trump for following the advice of those presidents and having the resolve to stay the course versus the madness of the open border Democrats whose hypocrisy resounds.