It’s as if the closer the election gets, the bolder he is about violating the Constitution and every law on the books. Today’s spotlight is illegal immigration. We know that Obama’s Department of Justice (ha!) and Department of Homeland Security have already made it clear that they will only enforce the laws they like. Since they don’t like immigration law, they’re ignoring that particular subset of American law. Their example is spreading, as now over a dozen counties in Southern California have also decided they’re going to ignore requests from ICE to deport illegal aliens in the prison system. This is a particularly big deal, as immigrants are currently flooding over the border and into the United States in record numbers.
Illegal alien children, in particular, are coming over…many without adult supervision. The numbers are so high in a couple spots — and increasing every day — that they’re being shipped to other states to try to provide temporary living spaces for them. In fact, illegals are coming by the busload and plane full because there’s a rumor that anyone who reaches American soil with young children will be granted amnesty. Hm, I wonder where they may have gotten that idea? Surely it wouldn’t be the fact that the Obama administration has openly pledged not to enforce border security, and is also pushing amnesty at every turn, would it? It’s fairly apparent, really:
Some Republican lawmakers and administration critics say lax enforcement practices encourage children to make the perilous journey. They cite an opinion by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville, Texas, in December that blasted authorities for releasing a Salvadoran girl to her mother, who hired a smuggler to transport her daughter and was in the country illegally.
“(The government) has simply chosen not to enforce the United States’ border security laws,” the judge wrote.
There can be no doubt about the cause of the current problem. The government has stated it expects 230,000 children to cross the border illegally over the next two years. And here’s one of the resulting problems from this massive influx:
…the major influx of illegal immigrants is also putting a major strain on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Almost 40 percent of the Border Patrol Agents are not at the border they’re actually filling out paperwork, transporting, feeding, moving these folks around.”
The current living conditions for many of these children are awful because the system is overrun. There’s also the question of diseases and other health concerns. Unbelievably, the Obama administration is not only refusing to enforce border security and immigration law, but they’re implementing a program of furnishing lawyers for these illegals!
Why does it matter, you ask? Aren’t these people just trying to make their own lives better? Sure, from a certain point of view. But, if we’re all about fairness, what about the people who have been waiting in line, legally? And isn’t the point of immigration to not only provide opportunities for those coming in, but also to provide benefit to the country welcoming them? These people have little or no education, no productive skills to speak of, and are often terribly unhealthy. As for the suggestion that they’re just trying to make a better life, well, if I broke into your house and stole your jewels, TVs, and cars, and justified my actions by saying I was just trying to make my own life better, would you let it rest there? I didn’t think so.
But there’s even more at stake than that in a political sense:
The pro-amnesty Republicans should think clearly about what happened to the Golden State.
Today, California’s GOP has withered to a small fraction of the state’s registered voters. Since the state began tracking party affiliation in 1922, Republicans have never had such a low share. Republicans are now 29 percent of voters; Democrats are 44 percent.
This chart says it all:
As the Hispanic concentration increased, the state went blue and has never looked back. There is so much involved with California’s descent in terms of economic prosperity, demographics, and general anti-Americanism — after all, immigrants who play by the rules and come with skills are vastly more likely to embrace America, but those who cheat and sneak their way in invariably retain the identity, language, and customs of their home country — but you’ll have to hit the link above to read the whole thing. Ultimately…
The Golden State has 12% of the country’s population and one third of its welfare recipients. California’s middle class is decimated. The growth of government services and regulation, together with downward pressure on wages, had the predictable outcome.
As the chart above shows, there was not a sudden population shift in California. The number of whites, who provided the bulk of the GOP vote, didn’t drop enough to explain the political outcome. Instead, there was a steady and significant increase in the legal and illegal immigrant population over several decades, a population which no amount of GOP outreach or sensitivity was going to turn into Burkeans.
That is how the Republican Party was destroyed in California, how the state plunged towards a third-world economic model, and why overall immigration needs to be reconsidered.
The bottom line is that embracing amnesty on a national scale means embracing political suicide for Republicans, and thus for conservatives. I’m not convinced that Republicans in Washington understand this, because they keep trying to work with Obama to pass amnesty despite the strong disapproval of a majority of the nation. If only there was one party willing to represent us…
There’s my two cents.