Illegal Immigration and the Republican Party

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Voice-Over | 0 comments

BILL O’REILLY: In the general election of 2016, the Democrat candidate will continue President Obama’s policy of a quasi-open border by embracing sanctuary cities and not cracking down on illegal alien crime.

Democrats will try to harvest votes from the newest Americans and avoid solving the problem.

So how do Republicans counter that?

Right now there is a division within the GOP.

As you know, Donald Trump has called for building a massive wall on the southern border as well as suspending the entry of all Muslim foreigners into the USA.

Very controversial.

So much so that other Republicans have hammered him.

GOV. NIKKI HALEY (R-SC): “We see Republicans who are not always being responsible with their words in terms of extending our tent, making sure that people who abide by our laws and abide by our traditions feels accepted in this country.”

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GOV. JOHN KASICH (R-OH): “We all know you can’t pick them up and ship them across, back across the border. It’s a silly argument!”

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FMR. GOV. JEB BUSH (R-FL): “To send them back, 500,000 a month, is just not – not possible. And it’s not embracing American values.”

O’REILLY: Talking Points believes the illegal alien argument should be framed in a different way.

Writing in the Wall Street Journal yesterday William Galston said this:

“Mr. Trump’s hard line on immigration, coupled with his resilience atop the polls, has begun to redefine American conservatism. There was a time when Ronald Reagan, Steve Forbes and Jack Kemp could favor a welcoming immigration policy without losing their conservative credentials. That may no longer be possible.”

I disagree. All Americans should welcome legal immigrants, folks who obey our laws and go through the proper procedures.

The Republican candidate must make that clear and then pivot into defining solutions that would stop the illegal immigration madness.

There should be a wall because the Mexican government simply will not cooperate in stopping the flow of people and drugs into this country.

Mexico is not our friend when it comes to smuggling.

By accepting the chaotic status quo, the Democrat Party hurts all Americans.

I mean come on, sanctuary cities? Not supporting Kate’s Law? Opposing a barrier that would make it harder for the cartels to smuggle tons of narcotics?

That’s crazy stuff.

So the Republicans should simply tell the voters that laws will be enforced and protection for American citizens provided.

If we don’t like the current laws, Congress can vote to change them — but enough with the anarchy.

What the GOP should not do is personalize the argument.

Poor people seeking better lives are not villains.

There’s no place in America for hating; many illegal aliens are just trying to help their families.

Republicans should reject the personal and demand the rule of law because if things keep going the way they are, we may be looking at what’s happening in Europe:

From Jan. 12 package by Fox News’ Greg Palkot:

GREG PALKOT, FOX NEWS FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (VOICEOVER): “Violence in Germany as debates rage over the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis in Europe.”

GERMAN POLICEMAN (TRANSLATED): “A group of 150 persons plus acted as a closed group and caused massive damage to property.”

PALKOT (VOICEOVER): “This is the scene in the eastern Germany city of Leipzig Tuesday. Shop windows smashed, cars damaged, garbage set on fire—all after German officials say far-right demonstrators went on an anti-migrant rampage overnight—in the city’s leftist district especially hard, after a counter-demonstration was also held in the city Monday night.”

O’REILLY: To our credit Americans have not rampaged against illegal aliens.

Even after Kate Steinle was gunned down in San Francisco by an illegal alien felon who defied deportation five times, Americans seethed but did not act out.

Talking Points believes the majority of American voters will respond to a strong message about illegal immigration, one that touts the law but rejects personal animus.

That’s the way to win.

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