ELDER PATRIOT – Do these words sound familiar? Do you think they’re the words of a xenophobic bigot?
“All Americans, not only in the States most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country.
“The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants.
“The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers.
“ That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens.
“In the budget I will present to you, we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace as recommended by the commission headed by former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.
“We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.”
Hard to believe that former President Bill Clinton made this bold statement over two decades ago during his State of the Union address. The entire Congress, including the Democrat contingent, rose as one to give him a standing ovation.
If you close your eyes you may actually think you’re listening to Donald Trump!
So what gives? Why were immigration laws intended to protect United States citizens good for the America for our first two centuries but now Democrats claim they no longer have validity?
If you’re thinking the Democratic Party has abandoned you, you’re in good company.