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The Left’s Hail Mary on Immigration

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The last week has been a humdrum of perpetual immigration cries from the left. In a stunning decision of morality, they decided since President Obama was no longer in office that they didn’t like children separated from their parents after entering the United States illegally. Democrats and the mainstream media have tried to move immigration back to the front of the discussion. However, it was President Trump that did this first. Now, the left is addressing immigration like Trump, but in a different way.

In June 2015, Trump brought forth the problem of our porous borders to the national discussion. He pointed out the issues of crime, and lack of jobs for American citizens held by illegals. He brought lack of immigration law enforcement to light. Before Trump, the left and establishment right didn’t care. Democrats got their watering down of the electorate, and longtime Republicans got their cheap labor for their Chamber of Commerce donors. Trump was bound to shake things up if elected.

Both parties hoped that Trump would settle into the Beltway, and go with the flow like all of the presidents before him (except The Gipper, of course). However, that wasn’t the case. Trump ordered Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, to enforce the law, and do their jobs. The left and RINOs don't want the laws enforced.

Leftists have attacked Trump in just about every way possible. It started with tax returns but failed. There have been attacks in his personal life from alleged events over a decade old, and still nothing. The Russia hoax has been the fall back narrative when new assaults miserably, and embarrassingly fail. 

It appears the left has decided to attack Trump on his marquee issue that propelled him into the White House, immigration. The president made strides with his simple plan to enforce border laws, consistent use of e-verify, and deportation. For some reason, Democrats don’t think American citizens care about these issues, even though his approval rates are up in these particular topics. 

Trump outfoxes democrats on a weekly basis. They looked like fools over the Dreamers. The onus was put back on the left-wing politicians to come forth with a fair DACA bill that would also favor American citizens, including legal immigrants who went through the correct process to become cititzens. Schumer couldn’t produce any hay. Democrats let the entire issue expire, placing it squarely on their shoulders. 

The Democratic politicians are throwing a Hail Mary now. They thought Mueller would have Trump gone in six months. They thought the new face of their party, Stormy Daniels, was going to cause the president to leave the White House. They have been wrong every time. Now, the last trick in the bag is immigration, but not in a way that favors Americans, only the illegals. And this move is incredibly flawed as well. 

There have been several polls taken about immigration lately. Recently, Harvard-Harris, a liberal organization, took some samples. Obviously, Democrats didn’t read it. 80% of respondents say they want the borders closed down. 70% want to end chain migration. And 68% want to stop the visa lottery program, making admission based on merit. However, the left wants to abolish ICE. Only Trump deranged liberals would be so dense as to campaign on open border and amnesty when a left-wing poll has such hard numbers. 

The left goes the complete opposite of Trump in everything. To their demise, immigration is no different, despite how citizens feel. Democrats are entirely out of touch with the national opinion on illegal immigration, and this proves it. 

When this fails, Democrats will need a platform for the November midterms. We can only hope it’s too late for that now. 

John Dempsey is a political and current event junkie with strong conservative leanings. He has also been published in BearingArms.com. He can be followed on Twitter @John_Demp83.

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