The liberal Left is going insane with the ongoing Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Raids to deport certain illegal immigrants. The targeted individuals are those who have received “court-ordered” directives to leave the U.S. The ICE agents are merely enforcing the law and instructions handed down by a federal court. They (ICE) are not randomly going after the millions of illegals in the country, but only those who had their “day in court” and were ordered to leave. Reliable sources estimate there are 10.5 million illegals in the U.S. and up to one million of those have previously been ordered to leave. What type of message are we sending to these illegals and those wanting to come to the U.S. when our laws are not enforced? The Left’s sudden concern for illegals is blatant hypocrisy since there was no opposition to the deportation of millions under presidents Clinton and Obama. President Obama deported over 400,000 illegals in 2012 alone. The infamous “cages” that serve as temporary holding areas for the flood of migrants were constructed under President Obama. The same Dems who condemn the current migrant facilities refused for months to approve any funding to improve or build additional facilities. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) routinely separated parents and children under Obama as well but elicited no protests or major media coverage. The Left’s new-found morality is sickening and simply more evidence that such opposition is proof of widespread Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Somehow the Dems believe that the immigration issue is going to work to their advantage in the 2020 election. Consequently we shouldn’t expect to see any legislation advanced on immigration reform before the next election. Images of ICE agents removing a parent from children is what Dems are hoping will lead to victory in the 2020 Presidential race. What alarms me is how the Left is encouraging illegals to break the law and assisting them in the process. Resisting arrest can result in violence and injury to both civilians and law enforcement. I think all federal funding should be withheld from cities that assist illegals in breaking the law. Sanctuary cities and states will go bankrupt from providing social services to those who contribute little or nothing to society. If the gullible liberals want to welcome migrants with free food, shelter and healthcare so be it. Taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for the world’s poor who are not truly seeking asylum, but a handout.