It’s a pattern that’s become all too predictable.
Every time President Donald Trump does something that puts law abiding Americans FIRST, Congressional Democrats and the liberal media lose their collective minds.
And Trump’s actions on illegal immigration are no different.
Since day one, Trump’s stance on illegal immigration has been simple… he’s AGAINST it. Plain and simple.
But Democratic leaders have used illegal immigration as a jumping point to attack Trump and his policies… at times calling them ‘unfair’ and ‘inhumane.’
But in the wake of the massive, incoming migrant caravan from Central America that is headed straight for the U.S. border, Trump has once again reminded the American people that he’s going to remain tough on immigrants that try to enter the country ILLEGALLY.
And he also reminded the entire world that not-so-long-ago, many of his political enemies had the exact same stance he does on the issue.
According to Fox News, Trump tweeted a 2005 video in which then Senator Barack Obama made a statement against illegal immigration, accompanied by the comment "I agree with President Obama 100%".
I agree with President Obama 100%! pic.twitter.com/PI3aW1Zh5Q
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2018
Obama even doubled down on his stance on illegal immigration during the 2013 State of the Union Address where he promised to put illegal immigrants “to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally.”
Then there’s Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, one of Trump’s most outspoken critics. Earlier this year he snubbed an immigration reform proposed by the White House that would have allowed nearly two million so-called “Dreamers” to become U.S. citizens while providing $25 billion for border wall and security.
But in 2009, he had a much different view on illegal immigration.
“The American people are fundamentally pro-legal immigration and anti-illegal immigration,” Schumer said during a talk at Georgetown University. “We will only pass comprehensive reform when we recognize this fundamental concept,” he added, listing seven principles of any immigration reform.
“First, illegal immigration is wrong,” Schumer stated, “and a primary goal of comprehensive immigration reform must be to dramatically curtail future illegal immigration.”
Oh, and don’t forget House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who back in 2008 addressed the “challenge” of illegal immigrants and said “we certainly do not want any more coming in.”
“Do we have a commitment to secure the border? Yes. What are the options that we have available to us, let's make sure they work,” Pelosi said.
“Because we do need to address the issue of immigration and the challenge we have of undocumented people in our country. We certainly do not want any more coming in.”
And what about Bill Clinton? He’s still embraced by many Democrats despite his tough stance on illegal immigration.
During the 1995 State of the Union Address, Clinton adamantly said, “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.”
With the issue of illegal immigration once again at the forefront, will Democrats put partisan politics aside and support no-nonsense policies that will put Americans (and LEGAL immigrants) first? Or will they continue to slam Trump even if that means sweeping common sense aside?
Time will tell, but we all know what they REALLY think about illegal immigration… if even they’re afraid to say it now.