The immigration surge at the border may have been planned, but neither party is benefiting from the reaction. The truth is neither Republicans nor Democrats wanted this issue to surface, particularly before the elections.
Both parties have supported de facto open borders for decades. The Republicans eagerly surrendered to the avarice of big business. The Democrats betrayed their working class base in favor of Latino ethnic tribalism. President Obama is openly breaking the law when it comes to immigration and the Supreme Court is certainly not going to do anything to stop him. All the different branches of the government are pushing mass immigration, conning the American people by talking about enforcing the law while privately rejoicing at its desecration.
The mainstream media duly concealed 50 years of the immigration invasion as well as its disastrous consequences on health care, education, national security, and our civic culture. All of this simmered under the surface while immigration patriots tried to sound the alarm. But now Pandora’s Box has opened.
A seemingly never ending stream of migrants is assaulting our Southern border, creating a security, health care, and humanitarian crisis. The media is reporting that unaccompanied “children” are pouring across the border, but among the initial 1000 people housed at a military base, over 83% are over the age of 14, and 80% are male. Central American media is continuing to urge illegals to pour in, boasting that the Obama Administration will do nothing. [Central American Media Promote Illegal Child Immigration Tsunami, Give Tips,by Craig Bannister, CNSNews, June 18, 2014]
The Obama Administration is pretending to care, but this crisis of its own making. The Washington Post reports,
“The Obama administration toughened its border policies Friday, hoping to stem a surge of women and children into the United States by sending a stronger message that unauthorized migrants will be turned away.
The steps, aimed at those entering from Mexico, include adding more immigration judges to process a backlog of asylum claims and to more quickly deport adults whose cases are rejected. New detention facilities are also being opened for families awaiting hearings, and ankle monitoring bracelets will be used to keep tabs on them, officials said.
The moves mark a recognition by the administration that the unexpected influx of tens of thousands of immigrant children has become a serious humanitarian and political crisis. Since October, 52,000 unaccompanied minors and 39,000 adults with children have been apprehended along the Mexican border — a much higher proportion than normal.
The surge has become an unexpected flash point in Washington’s immigration debate, making it even less likely that House Republicans will support comprehensive reform legislation this year.
Administration officials had previously said that the main cause of the influx was an escalation of gang violence and poverty in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. But the new measures Friday represented an acknowledgment that there is a widespread perception in Central America that women and children who enter the United States illegally would be permitted to stay.”
[Obama administration announces new steps to stem flow of immigrants at Texas border, by David Nakamura, June 20, 2014]
Needless to say, Americans have no confidence in President Obama’s ability to enforce the law. When looking over the expanding crises in the Veterans Administration health care system and our foreign policy, how could anyone expect this administration to competently administer anything?
This is a huge political opportunity for the Republicans. However, they are so beholden to their financial masters on Wall Street and donors in Silicon Valley that they are trying to sit this one out.
Unfortunately for them, that will not be an option. Finally, after years of work by immigration patriots, Americans understand and FEEL the impact these vast numbers of illegals are having on their lives. Traffic, pollution, crime, crowding, collapsing public institutions, increasing bureaucracy, unemployment, falling wages, and closing hospitals are become part and parcel of the American way of life because of mass immigration.
This isn’t about race or ethnicity. It’s about sheer numbers. And sheer numbers are going to turn the United States into just another Third World country – seemingly without any input from the citizens who actually live here.
Got it Democrats? Got it Republicans? Well, I guess not. Even after Eric Cantor’s immigration driven defeat and as anarchy reigns along the Rio Grande, both parties in Congress are still trying to push amnesty on the American people.
“House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s upset primary loss has scrambled Democrats’ last-ditch strategy aimed at convincing House Republicans to support a legislative overhaul of immigration laws, and also renewed pressure on President Obama to slow the pace of deportations on his own.
The White House and its Capitol Hill allies had hoped to pressure Cantor (R-Va.) to acquiesce to allowing an immigration bill to pass on the House floor by the end of summer. The plan was based on signals that the GOP leadership would be willing to move forward after its caucus was safe from primary challenges on the right.
Cantor’s race was the final obstacle, and Senate Democrats had intended to give floor speeches Wednesday on how the primary season had ended without major tea party victories over incumbents. Obama had also directed his administration to delay a review of immigration enforcement policies until August to avoid a confrontation with GOP leaders and provide them a final window to act before the midterm elections in the fall.
But Cantor’s defeat Tuesday by economics professor Dave Brat — who campaigned heavily against what he called “amnesty” for illegal immigrants — has upended that calculus and emboldened anti-immigration lawmakers. Cantor announced at a news conference Wednesday that he would step down from his leadership post at the end of July, setting off a scramble to replace him.”
[Democrats try to salvage strategy on immigration reform after Cantor’s defeat, by David Nakamura, Washington Post, June 11, 2014]
His eventual replacement turned out to be Kevin McCarthy of California, a known open border advocate.
Right now, Republicans have their best chance to win and lead the way for patriotic immigration reform. But open borders is more important to them than victory. As a result, they are continuing to lay low, seemingly hoping that Obama and the Democratic Senate will simply hand them the government by default.
But the crisis on the southern border is not going away. It is only going to get worse. And if the two major parties continue to fail us, we’ll be living in a Third World country of 400 million people – and the dream that was America will be gone forever.
Americans awaken! Because it is almost too late.
Donald A. Collins [email him], is a freelance writer living in Washington DC and a former long time member of the board of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. His views are his own.