Illegal Immigrants And The President

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY FEBRUARY 8, 2017

         GUESS WHO SAID THIS: “ALL AMERICANS, NOT ONLY IN THE STATES MOST AFFECTED, BUT IN EVERY PLACE IN THIS COUNTRY, ARE RIGHTLY DISTURBED BY THE LARGE NUMBER OF ILLEGAL ALIENS ENTERING OUR COUNTRY. THE JOBS THEY HOLD MIGHT OTHERWISE BE HELD BY CITIZENS OR LEGAL IMMIGRANTS. THE PUBLIC SERVICES THEY USE IMPOSE BURDENS ON OUR TAXPAYERS. THAT’S WHY OUR ADMINISTRATION HAS MOVED AGGRESSIVELY TO SECURE OUR BORDERS MORE BY HIRING A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW BORDER GUARDS, BY DEPORTING TWICE AS MANY ILLEGAL ALIENS AS EVER BEFORE, BY CRACKING DOWN ON ILLEGAL HIRING, BY BARRING WELFARE BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS.” THE PRESIDENT PROMISED TO DO MORE “TO SPEED THE DEPORTATION OF ILLEGAL ALIENS CONVICTED OF CRIMES AND TO DO A BETTER JOB OF IDENTIFYING ILLEGAL ALIENS IN THE WORKPLACE.”

         “WE ARE A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS,” THE PRESIDENT CONTINUED, “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.”

         YOU PROBABLY THINK THAT IS DONALD TRUMP, RIGHT? IN FACT IT WAS PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON IN HIS 1995 STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH. HOW TIMES CHANGE WHEN A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT SAYS THE SAME THINGS. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.