COVID-19: Democrats demand end to border wall construction and migrant detention, calling for illegals to walk free
It's amazing how many political uses Democrats can hook onto the coronavirus crisis to advance their leftist agenda.
They've now got a political advocacy surge going on behalf of one of their priority constituencies, illegal immigrants .... because coronavirus.
Very convenient. For themselves.
Here's the Daily Caller:
Nearly 100 Democrats in Congress are urging the Trump administration to halt construction on the U.S.-Mexico border wall during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ninety-one Democrats in the House and Senate signed onto a letter addressed to key members of the Trump administration, requesting that “all border wall construction halt immediately.”
Here's another from San Diego's KGTV Channel 10:
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — On Wednesday, Senator Kamala Harris’ Office sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General to call for an investigation into the treatment of detainees at the Otay Mesa Detention Center.
Seriously, at a time when Democratic state and city leaders are demanding that Americans shelter in place, these Democrats are insisting that illegals be free to walk about the country?
And at a time when mass layoffs are taking place in restaurant, hotel, service, and other industries, the typical jobs illegals who work might take from Americans, these Democrats are proposing to flood those markets with a new wave of cheap foreign competition?
Talk about a double standard. Talk about America Last.
But here we have the Democrats, arguing for the illegals.
What they're saying: Wall construction "defies" CDC social distancing and quarantine policies while money being used on the "ineffective and wasteful border wall" should be invested in fighting the virus, lawmakers wrote.
- "It's insulting that in the middle of this emergency, instead of having the focus on making sure we got supplies, making sure that we're beating all of this, they're still going with this wall — this campaign promise from the president," Cuellar told Axios.
- "The last thing we need is to put workers and the surrounding communities at risk when they already lack the health care infrastructure to handle this public health crisis," Heinrich told Axios in a statement.
So in other words, they'd like those Americans laid off for 'their own good' while illegals should be free to walk about the country, spreading whatever it is they might have.
And as if at this time, America needs more dishwashers and other menial laborers when those trades in particular are being hit by mass layoffs.
Walls, after all, do stop human smuggling or at a minimum, raise the cost of it. Stopping the wall construction amounts to a cost-cutting bonanza for human smugglers to bring more illegals in, even if there is no work for them.
More illegals though, are useful to Democrats, helping them pad their congressional districts in a census year, as well as obtain more federal welfare millions and hire more bureaucrats in order service the foreign indigents.
Detention centers, meanwhile, which hold illegals, some of whom carry disease, are now being called upon to free their illegals, the better to spread their highly contagious illnesses here.
In the KGTV report, the local activist given the soapbox (in the no-balancing-counterpoint report) is openly calling for detained illegals to be freed.
“We don't believe what [private contractor]CoreCivic is saying. We believe the people that are the victims of this kind of abuse and retaliation,” said [activist Alex] Mensing. He believes the call for an investigation is a first step. “However, I think that this is not the time for just investigations. We need people to be freed immediately,” he added.
(The one-sided report, by the way, doesn't even mention the word 'immigrant' in its advocacy for freeing detainees, let alone the words 'illegal aliens.' The reporter, Jennifer Kastner, recognizes that even the word 'immigrant,' now a code-word for illegal immigrant, was sure to turn off the public from her report. Meanwhile she left out a little detail about Mensing, the expert she cited, of Pueblo Sin Fronteras. He's one of the very organizers of the Central American caravans that created a migrant surge into the U.S. not too long ago, the ones where Tijuana residents protested the migrant tent camps clogging their city vehemently.)
Don't think this isn't spin for the Democrats. It's the Democrats' whole idea.
Sen. Kamala Harris, who'd got a long history of sucking up to the Democratic establishment (just ask Willie Brown) signed both the anti-wall letter as well as the anti-detention letter, so she's at the forefront of this appalling bid to use the pandemic to make political hay for illegals.
Harris, recall, is the former prosecutor who famously imprisoned scores of petty marijuana dealers while later giggling to a radio host about smoking pot herself, and refused to allow prisoners who completed their sentences out of the can because she wanted to use their labor to fight wildfires. Her demand that Americans give up their freedom but allow illegals to come and go as they please is completely in character with her other hypocrisies.
She's been joined on the wall letter by about 90 other House and Senate Democrats, including all of the previous principle Democratic Party presidential hopefuls -- Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand -- to demand an end to the construction of the U.S. border wall.
Democrat agenda? Sure sounds like it - every last one of these people, bar none, raised their hands on providing free health care to every illegal, if they were on the Democratic stage during the primaries, and the others are for it, too.
Now that the fear of the coronavirus is abating, they're pretty well getting back to business as usual, using any crisis as a hook to push their 'transform America' agenda. Doing it for illegals, at a time when this doesn't make sense on any front, in particular, just plain stinks.
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