There are incentives, and then there are political incentives. For the average working American, it’s in their best interest to oppose illegal immigration. It displaces their jobs, and puts pressure on their wages. For politicians however (Democrats in particular), while they claim to be a champion of the working class, realize that illegal immigration helps them in the long run.
As illegals continue pouring in, now totaling between 10-15 million, Democrats can now say “well we can’t deport them all, so we might as well give them amnesty,” – and add tens of millions of Democrat voters to their rolls. It’s some fascinating logic. If I steal a car and don’t get caught for a decade, can I claim amnesty? I don’t think so…..
Anyway, with the clock ticking down the days until Donald J. Trump takes office, Democrats are panicking. Not only is he going to deport millions of illegals (and build a wall to prevent them from re-entering), he’s going to be starving them of millions of votes down the line they would’ve received had they been able to accomplish their dream of amnesty. And because of that, Obama is rushing to do everything he can to hedge his bets…
More than 6,000 unaccompanied minors apprehended by immigration authorities were released into the United States last month, according to new government data.
he first month of this fiscal year, October, saw 6,051 unaccompanied minors — or an average of about 195 a day — released to sponsors living in the U.S., according to figures released this week by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Most sponsors are family members and in the country illegally themselves.
Nearly every state in the union received unaccompanied minors last month — the only states that did not were Vermont, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska.
The top five receiving states were California (824), Texas (781), Florida (574), New York (572) and Maryland (471).
In recent years the southern border has seen a surge of unaccompanied minors and “family units” from Central America illegally entering the U.S. The pace of illegal migration has increased further in recent months. Many speculate that Donald Trump’s election and fears of a border wall has added to the already substantial northward migration.
Back in September, it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security was rushing to process citizenship applications in an attempt to sway the election. For all the criticism Donald Trump gets for daring to question the problem of illegal immigration, he isn’t the one who views them as political pawns.
H/T The Daily Caller
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