On Saturday’s “MSNBC Live,” CNBC editor-at-large John Harwood declared that the Trump administration “deliberately” caused the breaking up of families, saying “the core impulse in this party right now is to prevent the United States from becoming more diverse and having more non-white people in the country.”
Have you ever heard a more hysterical snowflake in your life? It’s always racism with the Left. It’s their go-to argument. It couldn’t possibly be that Americans don’t like people coming into the country illegally and then they owe them a living. No, it must be racism.
At what point do liberals hold the parents responsible for illegally crossing the border with their children? Honest to God, these people deliberately ignore that we are talking about people who have broken the law. “But their families are poor!” And if a poor American citizen robbed a grocery store to feed his family he would still be arrested, and his kids wouldn’t be placed in a jail cell with him.
If a citizen gets caught committing a felony, and is eventually sent to prison, you can’t say the government broke up his family, and this is no different. When you cross our border illegally it is a crime. End of story.
The United States is a diverse enough society already that to make the argument that a party of people don’t want diversity is political nonsense. For goodness’ sake, the Republican Party itself is a diverse party. There are men and women of all types who support the GOP.
No one on any side of the aisle has ever said they have a problem with the very same people coming here after getting in line and filing through the legal process to enter the country. Isn’t it strange that liberals think it’s racist when the only difference is people don’t like it when migrants break our laws by sneaking into the country? Think about that for a minute.
Harwood said, “Look, Alex, we have a president who is not honest, who lacks a moral sense, who lacks empathy. And what he is trying to do is deflect blame for a policy that he has caused to happen, and to do it while leading a party whose core appeal right now is to white people about resisting cultural and economic changes in the country that have made the country more diverse. The immigration issue has been hot in our politics for more than ten years now, but President Trump has taken it to a level that George W. Bush would find unrecognizable. Because the cruelty that is being inflicted by this policy is something that the administration has chosen to do deliberately. And it’s not stopping it, because the core impulse in this party right now is to prevent the United States from becoming more diverse and having more non-white people in the country.”
The idea behind the Trump administration policy is to send a message that we are serious about our laws and to create a deterrent against re-entry. While illegal entry is a misdemeanor, illegal re-entry is a felony.
John Harwood and his leftist ilk must know that the people coming here are abusing our immigration system and our laws, but for some reason they want the law breakers here. Is it to grow the base of the Democratic Party they serve? So, if we are to believe that Hardwood is not a total idiot, then he knows that his argument is for pure political reasons.
Here is the simple truth of it all. If an adult illegal border crosser wants to go home, the expedited order of removal is issued as a matter of course, and it’s relatively simple. The adult would be reunited with their child, and the family unit is returned home. The separation of the children is very brief in this scenario.
The problem is Democrats and their liberal counterparts have spread the word to these migrant families to ask for asylum when they get here. The fact is that you ask for asylum from the first friendly country you enter. For a majority of these people that would be Mexico and not the United States. Harwood has to know this.
Some migrants have admitted they brought their children not only to remove them from danger in such places as Central America and Africa, but because they believed it would cause the authorities to release them from custody sooner.
Others have admitted to posing falsely with children who are not their own, and Border Patrol officials say that such instances of fraud are increasing.
In the scenario where the adult asks for asylum they are most certainly going to be detained longer than the government is allowed to hold their children.
The Flores Consent Decree from 1997, says that unaccompanied children can be held only 20 days. That’s when parents are so irresponsible they send their children here alone. A ruling by the Ninth Circuit, though, extended this 20-day limit to children who come as part of family units. Thanks Ninth Circuit! So even if we want to hold a family unit together, we are forbidden from doing so, and that’s what Trump is talking about when he says the Democrats refuse to help fix the law.
Congress can fix the problem by changing the rules so that the Flores consent decree will no longer apply, and the Congress can appropriate more money for family shelters at the border. This is a no-brainer that would ease the tension between enforcing our laws, something liberals don’t care about, and keeping family units together. Believe it or not the Trump administration is throwing as many resources it can at the border to speed up the process, and it desperately wants the Flores Consent Decree reversed.
This means that despite the liberal howling and fake outrage at Donald Trump, if the liberals would just listen to what he’s trying to tell them, family units would be kept together as their cases proceeded, and they would proceed rather quickly. But you can’t tell an emotional liberal snowflake anything when he’s not willing to listen.