At The American Conservative, Pat Buchanan explains that Bernie Sanders has led the Democrats toward a party-wide platform of open-borders.
No deportations, citizenship for illegals, the abolition of ICE, and welfare for all illegal immigrants are just a few of the ways Bernie would accommodate those who chose to ignore American law by entering the country without permission.
With Bernie’s ideas increasingly infesting the platforms of all the Democratic candidates, only Trump can save America from open borders now. Pat writes (abridged):
Is Mexico a failed state?” asks The Washington Times. Its editorial describes “Another Blood-Soaked Year in Mexico” where 17,000 people were murdered by July.
USA Today reports: “Through August of the current fiscal year, the Border Patrol apprehended 457,871 migrants arriving as ‘family units’ … a 406% increase compared to the 90,554 family unit apprehensions during the same period the previous year.
Democrats are moving toward an “open door” policy on the U.S. border, an open borders embrace of any and all who wish to come.
America, apparently, does not belong to those who live here and love the country. America belongs to anyone who chooses to come.
Consider Bernie Sanders’ immigration proposal.
On Day One, President Sanders would declare a moratorium on deportations and offer a “swift pathway to citizenship” for all illegal migrants who have been here for five years.
Bernie would break up ICE. Border-jumping would cease to be a crime
The “Muslim ban” would be abolished.
Migrants who enter illegally would qualify for federal health care and the same social welfare benefits as U.S. citizens.
Immigrant officials say Sanders’ proposals would create an irresistible magnet for millions of migrants from all over the world to stampede into the USA.
Politically, so massive a migration of peoples who, once they become citizens, vote 70%-90% Democratic means an end of the GOP as a truly national party.
If we open the borders, how do we stop the drugs from coming in? How do we stop the cartels from following MS-13, which is already here?
Socially, this country is as splintered as it has been since the 1960s.
Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.
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