Democrats Gone Wild against Trump, for Illegal Immigrant

Why have Democrats gone wild in favor of border insecurity?

The Federalist posted a lengthy article by Willis L. Krumholz about how, among other things, we now have Democrats gone wild on immigration. Under the headline, “An Illegal Immigrant Almost Killed My Family. He Was Set Free To Commit More Crimes,” he details how the Democrats have become completely irrational on immigration, siding with serious criminals over against the Trump Administration.

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According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, non-citizens receive 22 percent of all federal murder convictions, 18 percent of fraud convictions, 33 percent of money laundering convictions, 29 percent of drug trafficking convictions, and 72 percent of convictions for drug possession. Non-citizens, meanwhile, make up 7 percent of the population.

Yet many on the Left and in the Democrat Party do pretend that illegal immigration is no problem. They say the problem is mean-spirited policies pushed by some Republicans, whose motive is racism. In this vein, the Washington Post recently wrote a highly sympathetic story about a dance instructor from Mongolia, here illegally, who now faces deportation after he was convicted of two DUIs and a hit-and-run.

The Post makes sure to highlight that one of the dance instructor’s friends is now no longer a Republican because of the deportation proceedings. The story implies the proceedings are due to the harsh policies of the Trump administration. The problem? Barack Obama’s immigration order from 2015, which sought to narrow deportations to those convicted of serious crimes, specifically targeted convictions of DUIs and domestic violence as the non-felonious route to deportation.

But in 2018, the Left has become so extreme that laws Democrats recently passed in California and Oregon seek to stop the feds from deporting even serious criminals like rapists or murderers. Democrats used to at least claim that they wanted to secure the border. Why have Democrats become so extreme on illegal immigration?

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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