Donald Trump, love him or hate him (we love him), has a profound effect on politics. As liberals whine about how he’s such a harm to society and that he’s racist, sexist and any other -ist that you can name, the political powers that be are heeding his words and following his advice.
Barack Obama, the lame duck President that is out of ideas, has agreed with Trump’s plan to deport all illegal immigrants because they’re a risk for the country’s well being and safety, and he’s come under fire from other Democrats. I guess a broken clock is right twice a day.
The Obama administration on Thursday came under fire from Democratic presidential candidates and human rights groups for plans to intensify deportations of Central American migrants by rounding up undocumented families.
Amid a surge in the arrival of unaccompanied children and families from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, U.S. government sources confirmed preparations to detain and deport, starting next month, families that already have been ordered to leave.
The Washington Post first reported on Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security was considering launching the crackdown in January.
Government sources, who asked not to be identified, said on Thursday the campaign by DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) marks an expansion from mostly targeting individuals to pursuing families with undocumented members.
A spokesman for Hillary Clinton, who is leading among Democratic candidates seeking the presidency in next November’s elections, said she “has real concerns about these reports,” adding it is “critical that everyone has a full and fair hearing and that our country provides refuge to those that need it.”
An ICE spokesperson, asked why the agency was targeting families, said it focuses on people who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security, “whether alone or with family members.”
Senator Bernie Sanders, chief rival to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, said in a statement, “Our nation has always been a beacon of hope, a refuge for the oppressed … we need to take steps to protect children and families seeking refuge here, not cast them out.”
Another of Clinton’s Democratic opponents, ex-Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, tweeted: “Holiday plans for raids to round up/deport Central American refugees fleeing death are wrong. We are a better nation than this.”
Maybe Obama’s not such a dummy after all. Actually, scratch that, he still is.