Opposing the opening of borders is not racist
With midterms on the horizon and President Joe Biden’s dismal approval numbers alarming in the Democratic Party, former President Barack Obama is playing the race card trying to get the narrative of failure across. from Biden’s leadership to that of falsely insinuating that Republicans are « racists » to oppose mass illegal immigration.
Speaking Sunday at The Attitude, an event for Latino businesspeople in San Diego, Obama said, « Right now, the main driver of the Republican agenda is tied to immigration and the fear may the character of America be changed if there are too many people of darker undertones here,” according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Eh? Has Obama forgotten that when he and his former Vice President Joe Biden occupied the White House, their administration deported millions of illegal immigrants, earning him the nickname « Deporter-in-Chief »?
« For a Democrat, Obama took a pretty tough stance, especially early in his presidency, toward undocumented immigrants, » Newsweek said in 2017. « From 2009 to 2016, his administration oversaw the forcible deportation of more of 3 million undocumented immigrants – most who were deported to Mexico Neither Bill Clinton nor George W. Bush, Obama’s two predecessors, managed to reach his tally during their two terms in office.
Now, in Obama’s defence, some of those counted in deportations while he was president were due in part to a redefinition of how Immigration and Customs Enforcement recorded statistics, in particularly when it came to including « voluntary returns », otherwise known as « catch and release. »
But even without this change in definition, which arguably would have reduced the total number of expulsions, it was still very high and a « big mistake », as Biden conceded during a 2020 interview with Univision host Jorge Ramos. “We took way too long to get it right,” Biden said. « I think it was a big mistake. It took too long to get it right.
And Obama’s “deporter-in-chief” moniker doesn’t come from a right-wing group; it came from immigration activists who resented the Obama-Biden administration deporting hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who had no criminal records.
“In March 2014, Janet Murguia, president of the National Council on La Raza, a Latino advocacy group, called Obama the ‘deporter in chief’. This is a criticism that activists have leveled at Obama throughout his presidency,” according to Newsweek.
More recently, we didn’t hear a word from the 44th president when 50 Venezuelan migrants arrived at Martha’s Vineyard this month, where he has an $11.75 million manse. Instead of welcoming Hispanic migrants, the wealthy enclave’s liberal elites called in the Massachusetts National Guard and quickly ferried them off the island to a military base on mainland Massachusetts without any known resistance from the landlord. most famous in the vineyard.
Why didn’t Obama use his power and enormous influence to help these migrants find homes and jobs on the exclusive island occupied by mostly wealthy white liberals? It would have made his vacation spot more diverse!
That said, when it comes to mass illegal immigration, it is certainly not « racist » to oppose millions of unknown and unchecked individuals – from any country – who violate the laws Americans on immigration. Border security is national security because all sovereign nations, including the United States, need to know who is entering their country, why they are entering, and most importantly, whether any of the illegal migrants pose a security threat. public.
Remember it only took two radical Islamist terrorists to cause mass carnage in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and 19 al-Qaeda Muslim extremists to execute on 9/11, killing nearly 3,000 Americans.
With that in mind, consider that under Team Biden, there have been more than 2 million migrant encounters this fiscal year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics released this month. Last fiscal year, there were 1.7 million encounters with migrants, in addition to about 900,000 known “getaways” since Biden took office.
If that’s not alarming enough, a record number of 78 suspected terrorists on terrorism watch lists were apprehended at ports of entry during this fiscal year in an attempt to infiltrate our country under Sleepy Joe.
What could go wrong?
Nor is it « racist » for an American to be against the Mexican drug cartels who have murdered over 100,000 Americans with fentanyl pouring into our communities through the porous southern border. And no, it is not wrong to oppose the despicable ongoing human trafficking or the staggering influx of an estimated 267,000 unaccompanied minors who have entered the United States so far under Biden’s oversight.
Where are these vulnerable children going? Who takes care of them? And how many will be abused, sexually trafficked or killed?
So, contrary to what Obama says, being preoccupied with these terrifying real-world scenarios is not “racist”; it is compassionate not to want any human to suffer such horrors.
In summary: border security is not “racist,” nor does it follow US immigration laws. What is wrong are those who play the race card and sow division to advance a political agenda.