WASHINGTON. The first among the many factors responsible for President Trump’s “winning” success is his consistent stance on unlimited illegal immigration. That fact continues to escape the attention of his many enemies. These fools include the mainstream fake-news media, Democrats and, of course, never-Trump Republicans.
In a deep state of denial
Nearly two years after his presidential win in 2016, the media and Hillary Clinton remain in a state of shock and outrage. But they forget she was only one among Trump’s many opponents. Far more impressive was his triumph over fellow Republicans in the GOP primaries.
All 17 represented the entire political spectrum of the Republican Party. They ranged from the nebulous and inarticulate Jeb Bush to the Christian arch-conservative and Tea Party favorite, Ted Cruz.
Trump dispatched them all.
A low-energy GOP in the face of unlimited illegal immigration
The real reason Trump won the Republican nomination is easy to see. He won because all the above lost what little semblance of credibility they had on the single issue of unlimited illegal immigration. Perhaps more accurately labeled their “open borders policy,” this ongoing economic disaster was promoted by Barack Obama. But various versions of it were championed by RINOs and even some conservatives as well.
Jeb Bush, for example, favored giving illegals “a provisional work permit” and “an extended period of time [to] earn legal status [aka, amnesty].”
Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign spokesperson Catherine Frazier said her candidate’s main priority was “dealing with the border security component” and afterword “deal with what to do with the people who are already here.”
As MSNBC noted:
“Cruz’s position on legal status for undocumented immigrants would put him (on paper at least) just a little closer to Jeb Bush, the Republican candidate most overtly pro-immigration reform…”
And according to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign website:
“Hillary will introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to full and equal citizenship within her first 100 days in office.”
U.S. immigration policy, terrorism and our expanding Deep State
The failures built into America’s lax immigration system were never more apparent than on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. According to the Center for Immigration Studies:
“The events of 9/11 have called attention to the nation’s temporary immigration system because all of the hijackers entered the country using temporary visas, and 16 of the hijackers were still legally in the country on 9/11. The temporary immigration system includes tourists, business travelers, students, and guest workers…” (Emphasis added).
The flawed, open-borders, unlimited illegal immigration system championed by both U.S. political parties led to the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil.
Fake immigration reform
But five years later, President George W. Bush championed an immigration “reform” measure then making its way through Congress. In an Oval Office address to the nation, Bush claimed the following.
“It is neither wise nor realistic to round up millions of people, many with deep roots in the United States, and send them across the border. There is a rational middle ground between granting an automatic path to citizenship for every illegal immigrant and a program of mass deportation. That middle ground recognizes there are differences between an illegal immigrant who crossed the border recently and someone who has worked here for many years and has a home, a family and an otherwise clean record.”
The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, introduced by Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter – who became a Democrat shortly after Obama entered the White House – never made it to Bush’s desk.
That’s because the American people vehemently opposed his “middle ground” roadmap to amnesty.
But the immigration policies that led to 9/11 did provide a pretext to pass the Patriot Act.
Crafted by the GOP’s congressional majority in 2001, this extra-constitutional measure was signed into law by President Bush. It allows physical searches and wiretaps on American citizens without proving probable cause as required by the Fourth Amendment.
President Obama later expanded the program (PRISM) to intercept, collect and store the email and cellphone communications of all 310 million Americans.
And the expansion of Deep State domestic spying, as we now know, hit its zenith in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential campaign. That’s when a Hillary Clinton-friendly FBI launched a “counter intelligence” operation against her likely 2016 Republican opponent, Donald Trump.
What are the benefits?
So, let’s recap all the benifits provided Americans thanks to our government’s bipartisan and illegal policies regarding unlimited illegal immigration. The current policies
- Flood the nation with Latin America’s poor, which strains our social safety net.
- Depress American wages.
- Provide a pathway for Islamic terror.
- Diminish our constitutional protection against authoritarian government (Patriot Act). This allowed Deep State partisans to launch a spy operation against the 2016 Republican candidate for president.
Recently, never-Trump conservative columnist George F. Will told “independents and temperate Republicans” that “the congressional Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced” in the upcoming midterm elections.
And the reason?
“The family-shredding policy along the southern border, which was merely the most telegenic recent example of misrule.”
Not a whole lot of daylight among the open borders crowd
Whether they are moderate GOP RINOs, intellectualoid William F. Buckley conservative Republicans, or dingbat Nancy Pelosi’s MS-13-loving Democrats, little daylight separates these worthies on the issue of open borders and unlimited illegal immigration.
Will and the mainstream media think Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policies to uphold the nation’s existing immigration laws will be his downfall. Clearly, they learned nothing from the last GOP presidential primaries or the defeat of Hillary Clinton.
Securing our borders and upholding immigration laws are the cornerstones of Trump’s patriotic, America-first populism. And it is slowly replacing the discredited, bipartisan, left/right gentlemen’s agreement on lax U.S. immigration laws.
Nothing else explains the hysteria expressed by George F. Will and Nancy Pelosi, seemingly polar political opposites, concerning Trump’s logical and lawful immigration stance.
(UPDATE: In a related story, the U.S. Supreme Court has just struck down a highly subjective immigration ruling by a radical leftist Hawaiian Federal judge. That unconstitutional ruling thwarted the third-revision of Trump’s ban on immigrants from certain named countries by preventing it from going into effect. Presumably, the revised ban will now be enforced.)
Top Images: Illegal immigrants detained by U.S. border authorities.
Inset of President Donald Trump. PBS News House screen grab.