The deadly false compassion of Democrats
During last week’s Democratic debate in Florida, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engaged in a can-you-top-this contest to see who could win the most votes by further weakening our already phantom border security.
Both candidates pledged to end deportations of “hard working immigrant families” while Mrs. Clinton made a particular point of ridiculing Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s proposed “big beautiful wall” on our southern border.
I am no fan of Trump but we must give the devil his due. If it were not for Trump tossing his made-in-Mexico hat in the ring our disastrous immigration system would have, once again, been shoved into the shadows by both political parties.
Trump’s ham-fisted rhetoric dragged the other Republican candidates to the right, effectively disqualifying the Gang of Eight crowd from consideration. Marco Rubio’s campaign is in the process of flaming out like Jeb Bush’s, Lindsey Graham’s, George Pataki’s, Rand Paul’s and the all the other main-stream Republicans who were willing to broker a deal with President Obama (or anyone else) to create the so-called “path to citizenship” many of us understand to be Washington-speak for amnesty.
While Trump’s sweeping claim Mexico is “sending rapists and murderers” to America sent pundits and politicians into an orgy of hyperbolic overstatement comparing “The Donald” to “The Adolph”, the so-called professionals continue to dismiss the estimated 3,000 Americans killed each year by illegal immigrants as “anecdotal.”
At what point do drunk-driving deaths and murders stop being anecdotes and become data?
While Clinton and Sanders had plenty to say last week about our nation’s “cruel” policy of “splitting up immigrant families”, not one word was said about the families of Jamiel Shaw, Drew Rosenberg, Kathryn Steinle, Anthony, Michael and Matthew Bologna, or Michael Capps, Jeremy Waters, Randy Nordman and Clint and Austin Harter, all murdered by illegal immigrants; the last five victims were allegedly killed by Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino while Clinton and Sanders were on-stage polishing their compassion bonafides.
Mrs. Clinton is at least willing to concede “we should be deporting criminals.” But what happens when we actually do deport a criminal?
Pablo Serrano-Vitorino had been deported.
He was sent packing from Los Angeles to Mexico in 2004 after his felony conviction for making a terrorist threat. But back he came and he continued to have run-ins with the law.
In November of 2014 Serrano-Vitorino was convicted of drunk driving in Kansas. ICE was never notified. On June 15th, 2015 he was arrested for domestic assault. This time ICE was notified but Kansas officials released him before ICE arrived. On September 14th, 2015 he was fingerprinted for driving without a license. His prints triggered an immigration hold but a processing error sent him back to the streets. Now five innocents are dead.
Talk about splitting up families.
Hillary Clinton continues to echo President Obama and Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson by repeating the irrelevancy that, “our border is more secure today than at any time in history.”
A border is either secure or not secure.
Border Patrol agents continue to process hundreds of children a day who simply walk across our so-called “secure” southern border.
The daughter of the most wanted man in the western hemisphere claims her father, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, visited her twice in California while on the run from authorities after escaping from a Mexican prison.
When children and international fugitives can cross the border with impunity I think its settled science we’re being lied to by our so-called leaders.
The compassion of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is going to get Donald Trump elected President. That should keep them up at night.
Doug McIntyre’s column appears Sundays. Hear him weekdays 5-10AM on 790 KABC. He can be reached at: Doug@KABC.com