“It’s outrageous the administration is saying anyone who might have committed a crime qualifies for deportations.”
—-Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), on Twitter, in response to the recent Trump Administration immigration order.
I know it’s Twitter, but Senator Harris had 41 unused characters left, so we have to assume that she means this. And if she means this, she is unqualified to be an elected official representing the American public. In fact, she’s a fool.
It is not and cannot be “outrageous” to say that any illegal immigrant, criminal or not, qualifies for deportation. To maintain otherwise is to say that the United States cannot enforce its immigration laws, and not only that, it is “outrageous” to enforce the laws. Is that the position of the Democratic Party? Clarification is essential here. Is it? If so, by what set of values and principles do Democrats make this argument? Does the “it’s outrageous to enforce the law” principle apply to other laws? Presumably it does, or the party has no integrity or legitimate governing philosophy at all.
Why is enforcing the immigration laws against—The Horror!–only the portion of the law-breakers who have no right to be here who have additionally become involved with the violation of other criminal laws so “outrageous”? Does the Senator have some rationale for that contention, or is she just grandstanding? That is, lying.
Or does she accept the reasoning of Jorge Ramos, the openly partisan, pro-illegal immigration Univision anchor, who said at a the network’s annual entertainment awards show (Aside: Why would anyone watch an awards show today, as they have devolved into political rant sessions from one narrow perspective, largely by smugly ignorant hyperpartisans who deserve a nationwide platform no than the average ranting activist holding a placard?), as he erased any distinction between legal and illegal immigration,
“I am an immigrant, just like many of you. I am a proud Latino immigrant here in the United States. My name is Jorge Ramos, and I work at Univision and at the Fusion network. And you know exactly what is going on here in the United States. There are many people who do not want us to be here, and who want to create a wall in order to separate us. But you know what? This is also our country. Let me repeat this: OUR country, not theirs. It is our country. And we are not going to leave. We are nearly 60 million Latinos in the United States. And thanks to US, the United States eats, grows and, as we’ve seen today, sings and dances. So when they attack us, we already know what we are going to do. We are not going to sit down. We will not shut up. And we will not leave. That is what we are going to do!”
Senator Harris needs to answer the question: is that your position and that of your party? That once a foreign citizen gets here, legally or not, they must be able to stay here? That citizens who want to enforce the immigration laws “don’t want us—legal immigrants—to be here?”
I see the news media going insane over every inarticulate, inflammatory Presidential tweet, none of which, so far, raise as important issues as this one does. Do Senators’ tweets count as newsworthy? Only Republican Senators’ tweets? I cannot find a single mainstream news organization that has quoted Harris’s tweet yet. Why is that? Too embarrassing for “the team”? Its it a Jumbo (“Tweet? What tweet?)? Is the sentiment not newsworthy, since it is so obviously right and just?
The Progressive/Democratic position regarding illegal immigration is unethical, dishonest, irresponsible and cowardly, and it only survives because statements like Harris’s are never challenged sufficiently forcefully to expose its cynical vacuousness.
The public deserves a clear, unequivocal statement. Does the Left insist on open boarders, and believe that it is “outrageous” for the United States to enforce its laws and sovereignty? How hard can it be to answer yes, or no?