Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer explained exactly why he and his colleagues have no intention of securing America’s border, or doing the work it takes to send America’s millions of illegal immigrants back to their home countries. He and fellow Democrats want to make them all citizens instead because America’s birth rates are too low. Aren’t these the same people who have been warning about overpopulation for decades? Now low birthrates are a problem? That’s not the only odd thing about Schumer’s comments. Back in the Obama administration, Schumer was all for enforcing the borders and bragged that Obama had “deported more people than any other president.” Karol Markowicz reports for the NY Post:
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made some startling admissions last week about his immigration views: “We have a population that is not reproducing on its own with the same level that it used to. The only way we’re going to have a great future in America is if we welcome and embrace immigrants, the Dreamers and all of them, because our ultimate goal is to help the Dreamers but to get a path to citizenship for all 11 million or however many undocumented there are here.”
The honesty was breathtaking. For so long, Schumer (D-NY) and his party have danced around the truth: They want to legalize anyone coming over our border for any reason.
Schumer wasn’t always this brazen about wanting open borders for all. In 2014, he bragged that President Barack Obama was serious about enforcing immigration law and had “deported more people than any other president.” Schumer used to at least mouth some lines about securing the border when pushing for legalization. No more.
That’s why it’s so important Americans know that the jig — the idea that Democrats want anything resembling reasonable immigration policies — is up. But it’s going to require Republicans putting on their big-boy pants and pointing it out.
Republicans have to stop licking their wounds from an election that didn’t go as well as they’d hoped and start really fighting. The Senate majority leader is candidly saying he is done with anything resembling immigration law and wants to move to legalize every person in the country illegally. This is an intensely bad idea that the majority of the country opposes.
You can tell it’s a political loser as Schumer, who won re-election by 13 points, waited until after the election to tell us all how his party plans to disregard immigration policy and just legalize anyone it wants.
The idea that we have only 11 million illegal immigrants in the country is also laughable. The “or however many” is doing the heavy lifting in Schumer’s declaration. A 2009 Reuters piece on Schumer’s immigration policies had the number at 12 million. The US Border Patrol had 227,547 encounters along our southwest border in September alone. These have been the numbers for much of 2022 and 2021. We had nearly 5 million people in just two years enter on just the southern border. Unlike Democrats, we can do math: 11 million is the lowest of lowballs.
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