By: Brian Evans
In a bit of irony, or maybe a LOT OF ironies, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who just beat an indictment by a mistrial overpaying under-age prostitutes for sex and a bribery scheme, began attacking President Trump Monday on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer show for what he calls “criminalizing” illegal aliens!
Menendez referred to the President’s policies for illegal aliens that called for the arrest and detention of illegals, and blamed him for detaining more illegal aliens than Congress has budgeted for, and why Congressional Democrats were refusing to add additional funding for broadened detention facilities. Menendez said…
“The reason that they [ICE] are already 8,000 [beds] over their budgeted amount — so they’re violating the budget, is because of the president’s zero-tolerance policy that has turned everyone, regardless of their record, into a criminal. “
Menendez went on to say that…
“If you cross the border undocumented, he has now made you a criminal.”
However, when foreigners intentionally cross the border through illegal means, it has always been considered a violation of federal law! That is why they are called “illegal aliens”, despite Democrats trying to tone down the term by re-branding their name as “undocumented immigrants”! In fact, they have tried to call anyone who uses the term “illegal alien” a racist, despite it having nothing to do with a persons heritage or race, but instead that they are a foreigner who crossed the border illegally.
Then, Menendez went on to criticize the President, because he said…
“If a person has a driving under the influence violation, he is now saying that is criminal.”
Therefore, apparently, Menendez believes that illegals should be allowed to come into the United States and break American laws that Americans go to jail or prison for! He went on to insinuate that illegals should be able to break American criminal laws, so long as they don’t commit “violent” acts! Therefore, he says that the Democrats believe that although American citizens have to follow the laws of our nation, illegal aliens should get a free pass with no consequence of deportation, despite breaking immigration laws, and despite breaking criminal laws!
Then as always, Senator Menendez began accusing the President of ‘child abuse’ by ripping children away from their parents, despite it being a policy that the Obama administration followed, and a policy that President Trump ended! Menendez said…
“Because he tears children away from their mothers and puts them all in detention facilities, he has an over-demand as a result of his policy, so it’s his policy that’s driving this.”
The Daily Caller posted the video of the CNN interaction…
To understand the history of the ‘child separation law’, you have to go back to 1997. At the time, President Clinton was in office, and the Flores Consent Decree was issued in court. A court decree that stated that unaccompanied immigrant children can be held for 20 days. They said that it was in an effort to help protect the children from criminal aliens and human trafficking. Then, the left-wing Ninth Circuit Court made a ruling that extended the 20-day period to children who come as part of illegal alien family groups as well. So, as you see, this is a matter of law, not any sort of “new” Trump policy.
Also, the media and Democrats fail to mention that the laws that are on the books today, were actually signed and put into effect in 2008, when former President George W. Bush was the President, and when the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress.
Then, in 2014 even then President Barack Obama’s Administration blamed the Bush Administration’s law known as “Trafficking Victims Prevention Reauthorization Act”, that was signed into law by Bush in 2008 for the sudden influx of unaccompanied minors at the border. However, Obama failed to mention the fact that the legislation was designed, debated, and passed by the Democrat-led Congress in both houses. and unopposed by his own Administration.
Trump Administration Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said that the law was in desperate need of reform, but Congressional Republicans have been unable to pass any meaningful border security and immigration reform legislation because the Democrats and a handful of RINO-Republicans like John McCain have blocked any meaningful legislation from reaching President Trump’s desk. Schumer says that it should be fixed by a stroke of the pen by the President, but his Executive order only partially fulfills the problem and requires legislative action by Congress.
Now, it is becoming more and more evident that Schumer and his fellow Socialist and pro-Marxist Democrat ‘Resistance’ will fight any policy that President Trump implements, at least as long as it falls short of America giving up its sovereignty and opening our borders to the world, by ending his “zero tolerance” illegal immigration policy.
Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to keep up the anti-Trump narrative, rather than Congress doing its job of fixing the existing laws. Democrats want to keep the pressure on Trump instead of having Congress assume responsibility for the growing crisis.
President Trump claims the burden is on Congress to keep immigrant children from being separated from their parents after 20 days if they are detained by law enforcement.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said…
“Congress alone can fix it.”
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
Also, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he agreed with the administration, and called for reform in his effort to keep the illegal families together. He said…
“I support, and all of the senators of the Republican conference support, a plan that keeps families together.” He added, “We need to fix the problem and it requires a legislative solution.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
In all, the Republicans are fighting for a bill that would solve the problem of separation, and keep illegal immigrant families together, in a humane setting, as they wait for an immigration judge. Also, the Republican’s are fighting to expedite hearings, as to minimize the illegal immigrant’s detention time. Regardless, Schumer (D-NY) dismissed their agenda and blocked their ability to fix the problem.
Meanwhile, the Administration and Immigration enforcement had been fighting more than 148 cases since April, where adults were posing as children’s family when they were of no relation.
After President Trump signed an Executive Order that kept illegal alien children with their families, the Democrats simply dug in, rather than rejoicing.
Then, the White House announced it is considering executive action to prevent children from being separated from their parents. Later the same day, President Trump signed the Executive Action, which will allow children to stay in detention with their parents for an extended period of time. The President said that this action will allow Congress time to pass legislation to make a more permanent fix for the immigration problem. However, Democrats vowed to resist their legislation, unless it creates open borders, and to this day have refused to act on any meaningful actions to solve the problems at hand!
Regardless of the President fixing the stated concerns of the Democrats, they are still railing against him and his Administration. Needless to say, because the Trump administration prosecutes illegal border crossers at a 100 percent rate, leftists have been complaining that families shouldn’t be detained at all. That means that Democrats want anyone who crosses the border with children should be allowed into the country (NO BORDERS), and allowed to roam free without penalty, prosecution, or deportation. The Mainstream Media and Democrats immediately began attacking the President after his ending separation of children from their families. Those attacks included…
“this executive order does not end the zero tolerance policy — everyone will continue to be prosecuted which puts a serious strain on resources.”
Katie Hunt, MSNBC
“it does not reverse his zero tolerance policy and so we’re still going to have some really critical issues to deal with relating to … families with young children.”
Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI-D) on CNN
the executive order “appears to be the next step in the Trump administration’s larger agenda to eliminate basic protections for asylum seekers.”
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Therefore, now that the President has done what the Democrats asked for and complained about, they are now crying foul and demanding that he ends his “Zero Tolerance” policy, and open America’s borders. For example, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said…
“The President’s Executive Order seeks to replace one form of child abuse with another. Instead of protecting traumatized children, the President has directed his Attorney General to pave the way for the long-term incarceration of families in prison-like conditions.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Even before the President released the Executive Order, the Progressive left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) blasted the Executive Order and argued for the Administration to release all illegals. They stated…
President Trump has been brought to his knees because of the lawsuit we filed on February 26 and the ensuing public outcry. Kids should not have been separated from their parents in the first place and they still don’t belong in jail. His alleged solution to a crisis of his own making is many months too late. It is a crisis that should not have happened to begin with. He has caused irreparable damage to thousands of immigrant families.
The devil is in the details. This crisis will not abate until each and every single child is reunited with his or her parent. An eleventh-hour executive order doesn’t fix the calamitous harm done to thousands of children and their parents. This executive order would replace one crisis for another. Children don’t belong in jail at all, even with their parents, under any set of circumstances. If the president thinks placing families in jail indefinitely is what people have been asking for, he is grossly mistaken.
Interesting, since they hadn’t even read what was in the Executive Order, despite their blasting it as terrible. Also, it addressed the problem that they originally addressed, which was created by previous Administrations and a Democrat-controlled Congress. Additionally, the President’s EO actually expedites the illegal alien’s court hearings in order to be able to deport many of them more expeditiously, and return them home!
Meanwhile, the American Immigration Council attacked the Executive Order by calling it “cruel and unnecessary”, since it prosecuted all border crossers, rather than opening the border to illegals.
Now, as a result of the Progressive Democrats and their Mainstream Media allies, government’s like El Salvador have announced that they will not accept the illegals from their country until they have been reunited with their children. The reality is that South American countries don’t want them returned, because more people creates a bigger strain on their government. They would rather strain the United States and American’s, therefore, they are using Democrat talking points to attack the sitting Administration.
Especially since the deportations of illegals requires travel documents that only their countries of origin can provide. However, El Salvador will not issue those documents until the Trump Administration can demonstrate that the illegals have been reunited with their children. The problem lies in the fact that the Administration and Immigration enforcement cannot know who to reunite without those documents. Is what that means, is El-Salvador is using the Democrats to deny the return of any illegals who have entered the United States illegally. As a result, President Trump, his Administration, and Immigration Enforcement will struggle to clear the family cases on the docket.
A Rasmussen poll shows that a majority of American’s blame illegal immigrant parents for the child crisis on the border, and not the United States government. It shows a total of 54% of voters polled, believe that parents are responsible for the problem, while only 34% blame the government. Also, 54 percent of voting Americans agree with President Trump’s assertion that…
“The United States will not be a migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee-holding facility — it won’t be.”
President Donald J. Trump
Therefore, as the Mainstream Media, Progressive left-wing groups like the ACLU, and Democrats push their radical agenda, and try to paint the issue as a Trump problem, American’s are beginning to show that they disagree with them. Furthermore, the more they attack the President for issues that are blatantly not his doing, and as they attack him as he fixes problems created by former Administrations like the Clinton, Bush, and Obama Administrations, American’s are becoming more and more calloused to their radical attacks and preposterous accusations. Especially as they reveal themselves to be the problem, rather than the solution to the many problems that President Trump and his Administration want to, and are trying to resolve. Now, as President Trump is proving himself not-to-be a run of the mill Republican, or allowing himself to cave to the typical Democrat manipulation, Trump is proving to be a man for the people. A President who doesn’t stand for party affiliation or demagoguery, but instead stands for the common men and women of our nation. In the end, President Trump stands for principles, honor, truth, American pride and values, and ultimately, he stands up for We the People of these United States of America.