Democrats have no plan to solve the border crisis
Dems are doing less than Mexico to solve border crisisThere is no Democrat plan to deal with the problem. The Democrats act as if they are glad we have the problem. Democrats are not only doing less than Mexico to deal with the problem. They are angry with President Trump for securing the deal with Mexico to deal with the problem. I believe this is because they see the immigrants as a chance to regain the majority in this country. They want the illegals to be counted in the census so they can steal more House seats.
The root cause of the record-breaking surge in migrants is the widespread abuse of our asylum system. Because of a massive backlog of asylum cases and an inability to quickly adjudicate and enforce them, more migrants are making the journey to our border. They bring children with them to take advantage of our loopholes, knowing we must release family units within 20 days.
This encourages many adults to recycle the same children over and over again – effectively incentivizing human trafficking. Upon arrival, they’re held for a matter of days or weeks, then released into the country.
And when their court dates arrive? The Department of Homeland Security's program found that 90 percent of asylum seekers don’t even show up for their hearings.
Most Americans want to see a solution to this, but political opportunism prevents reasonable solutions. As Republicans propose solutions — such as the asylum reform bill from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. — we are accused of being unsympathetic and anti-immigrant.
But this accusation relies on the false equivalency between legal and illegal immigration. It is a rhetorical tactic that liberals use to claim moral superiority against Republicans, distract from the heart of the issue, scare immigrant communities and ensure that nothing gets done.
But we can’t let dishonest virtue-signaling win the day. Republicans must continue to propose solutions and welcome Democrats to work with us. In addition to Graham’s bill, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, proposed a bill in the House that would address the asylum loopholes.