There are many issues that the Democrats in the House and also in the Senate can prove to the American people that they can put politics aside and work together for the good of our country but one very big one is to fix our decaying immigration problem which is just falling apart and this cannot be allowed to continue if we want America from becoming a banana republic. The Democrats really have to prove their sincerity of fixing immigration considering they have believed in open borders since I can remember. President Ronald Reagan thought he had fixed our southern border problem with his signing of the amnesty bill but as he mentioned in his diaries the Democrats never fulfilled their promise of giving him the money to secure the border. President George W. Bush had a comprehensive immigration plan that should have made the Democrats happy but once again the Democrats did not come through because they did not want a Republican President to get credit for it. Obama’s immigration plan was beyond weak as we have seen by now the executive orders he placed forward that we are still paying for today that President Trump has been trying to undo. If the Democrats are really serious of fixing immigration it would be very easy to sit with Republicans as fast as possible to do so.
The following was posted by David Inserra, published by The Heritage Foundation: “Similar to illegal immigration as a whole, family units and unaccompanied alien children illegally entering the U.S. decreased in FY 2017, but once again increased in FY 2018. New Customs and Border Protection data provided to the media indicates that since the collapse of the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy for illegal border crossers earlier this year, family units crossing the border have increased by over 75 percent, from 9,435 in June to 16,658 in September. Recently, so many people have been crossing the U.S. border illegally that the DHS simply cannot keep up and, because of existing U.S. laws and court cases, is now forced to release most family units without knowing how or if the illegal crossers will appear at an immigration court. A senior DHS official referred to these forced releases of illegal immigrants as “the start of a dam breaking.”4Based on 2016 data, around 40 percent of those with immigration court dates will eventually fail to show, and disappear into the U.S.5”
“These and other problems have a common cause—dysfunctional immigration laws. While many push-and-pull factors contribute to illegal immigration, loopholes and defects in U.S. immigration laws are among the largest problem sets and are fully within Congress’ power to fix. U.S. asylum laws and policies dealing with families and children are in especially dire need of an overhaul.”
Having proper Immigration laws are so very important to safeguarding the safety of American citizens and not allowing our economy to get overburdened and if the Democrats are really interested in protecting United States citizens they now have the opportunity to join the Republicans in the Congress to do so. So far I have not heard Democrats from the newly elected results of taking over the House talk about the concerns they had during the election such as health care that they made such an important issue out of, instead they have once again gone to their radical left ways such as they have a proposal of 85 bills that will be lawsuits against President Trump and if they do that they must remember that two years goes awfully fast. I wrote in another post that the Republicans had themselves to blame for losing the House because they promised the American people a repeal of Obama Care and they couldn’t deliver and that pissed off a lot of people. Between the immigration issue and health care the Democrats can now get with the Republicans and get something done but if they waste their time the next two years of just trying to get Trump, well you know as well as I do Trump will not allow that to happen and the radical left will once again be on its way to destruction.