Frequently Americans who understand the true significance of our immigration laws and need for secure borders lament that the Left appeals to the emotions of Americans. The emotion that is most often cited is that of compassion.
Americans are among the most kind-hearted and generous people on earth. Therefore appeals to compassion can be very effective.
Frequently we make decisions either based on emotions or reason. Generally emotional decisions ignore cold, hard facts.
Consequently the Radical Left, the media and globalist immigration anarchists have weaponized compassion using our best intentions against us, always portraying illegal aliens in the most sympathetic ways possible. While many illegal aliens are simply desperate people who want to flee the grinding poverty of their home countries to come to the United States for a better life. However the United States does not have infinite resources.
We need to compare the United States to an overcrowded lifeboat that is tossed in a storm with many other people thrashing about in the cold water. The problem is that if we permit those in the water onto the lifeboat, it will capsize.
Simply stated, uncontrolled immigration is an invasion that will quickly overwhelm our nation’s economy and infrastructure. Overcrowding our schools has a deleterious impact on the education our children receive. Flooding America with millions of additional aliens impacts the price and available of housing, driving up prices while the massive influx of competing foreign workers frequently displaces Americans and drives down wages. This causes massive increases in homelessness across the United States.
Additionally, it is often all but impossible to know the true identities of aliens who enter the United States without inspection or establish when, where or how they actually entered. There is no easy way to know if they are fugitives from justice in other countries or are determined to establish and/or participate in transnational criminal organizations and gangs or international terrorist organizations.
The term “Undocumented Immigrant” as I noted in my recent article, Fake News Begins With Fake Language, was created by the Carter administration to obfuscate the truth about illegal immigration. The term “Undocumented Immigrant” should actually give everyone a serious case of “cause for pause.” It has been said that you cannot tell a good guy from a bad guy without a “scorecard.” Undocumented Aliens have no scorecards, or are unwilling to show you their scorecards.
But in playing the emotion game, the Radical Left and mainstream media that accuses the Trump administration and immigration law enforcement officers of creating a “Climate of Fear” within the immigrant communities, are actually the ones who have created that “climate of fear.”
As strong an emotion as compassion might be, fear is an even more powerful emotion.
Furthermore, people tend to hate those they fear.
Shortly after President Trump was elected President, newspaper headlines across our nation announced that the administration was planning to “deport the immigrants.”
That broad statement bogus created serious fear and apprehension among millions of lawful immigrants who had been admitted permanently as resident aliens.
This was not dissimilar to the panic created by the broadcast of the October 30 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast.
Of course in reality, lawful immigrants had nothing to fear, only aliens who were illegally present in the United States would be subject to arrest and deportation (removal) from the United States.
However, the mainstream media and globalist politicians fail to make a clear distinction between aliens who are illegally present and subject to arrest and deportation from aliens who were admitted as temporary, nonimmigrant visitors and aliens who have been permanently admitted as lawful immigrants.
On a personal note, shortly after the last election, my wife returned home from her job in the office of a nearby synagogue and told me that one of co-workers had come to work that morning extremely upset because the had heard a news report that Trump was going to have ICE agents arrest immigrants, and she was terrified. She was a resident alien who had lawfully immigrated to the U.S. decades ago from her native England and was living wither her American husband and their young children. She was worried that she might be sent back to England. She said that her husband told her she had nothing to fear, but she was, nevertheless deeply troubled.
My wife explained to her that lawful immigrants would not be arrested and deported and offered to have me speak with her to ease her worries.
Not content to just scare the hell out of lawful immigrants, the Radical Left has taken to comparing immigration detention centers with concentration camps of Nazi Germany. I addressed this despicable tactic in my recent article, Dems Determined To Leave America Borderless.
For decades the growing lunacy of “Sanctuary Cities” has spread across the United States, hobbling efforts to enforce our immigration laws in apparent violation of Title 8, U.S.C. § 1324, which deems it a felony to aid, abet, encourage or induce aliens to enter our country illegally or to conceal, harbor or shield illegal aliens.
The mayors and governors of these corrupt jurisdictions falsely insist that advocates for secure border and effective but fair enforcement of our immigration laws are racists, bigots and xenophobes.
Title 8, United States Code, Section 1182 enumerates the categories of aliens who are to be excluded from the United States. Among these classes are aliens who suffer from dangerous communicable, diseases or extreme mental illness, are convicted felons, human rights violators, war criminals, terrorists and spies as well as aliens who would seek unlawful employment thus displacing American workers or driving down the wages of American workers who are similarly employed and aliens who would likely become public charges.
Race, religion, ethnicity or other such superficial factors have no relevance to our immigration laws.
Not content to obstruct immigration law enforcement by creating “sanctuary” jurisdictions, the Democrats have amped up their efforts exponentially, calling for the dismantling of ICE altogether and leave the United States utterly defenseless at a time when Americans face existential threats from international terrorist organization such as Hezbollah, a client of Iran, as well as transnationanl gangs.
On April 17, 2018 the House Committee on Homeland Security, Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee conducted a hearing on the topic, “State Sponsors Of Terrorism: An Examination Of Iran’s Global Terrorism Network.” The Daily Bacon published a report about that hearing with the disconcerting headline, “Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack.”
On July 16, 2019 CNN reported: MS-13 members hacked up one victim and cut out his heart, federal indictment says.
On July 17, 2019 the Department of Justice issued a press release: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Sentenced to Life in Prison Plus 30 Years.
Democrat presidential candidates have called for an end to immigration law enforcement by abolishing ICE and decriminalizing violations of our immigration laws.
The malicious lies that are spread by Radical Democrats, comparing ICE agents and Border Patrol agents to Nazis have conned many decent Americans into believing that it is noble and courageous to fight against immigration law enforcement who have been so maligned.
Physical assaults on immigration law enforcement personnel have increased dramatically and encouraged a human tsunami if illegal aliens from around the world.
Rather than rallying behind valiant immigration law enforcement officers who secure our nation’s borders and enforce our immigration laws to protect national security, public safety, public health and the jobs and wages of Americans these immigration anarchists vilify these agents and act to obstruct their vital work.
In so doing, they are running interference for human traffickers, transnational gangs and drug trafficking organizations and international terrorist organizations.
Antifa has attempted to intimidate Americans on college campuses and elsewhere from having honest discussions. This very same tactic was employed by the “Brown Shirts” at the beginning of the Nazis rampage that led to World War II.
We must seek to have fact-based objective discussions with our neighbors who disagree with us. They are not our adversaries but our allies in our battle to save our nation, if only we can win them over. As John Adams noted, “Facts are stubborn things!”
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