The administration announced Thursday that it will cease deporting those identified as illegal immigrants who pose no threat to public safety or national security so that it can focus on catching and expelling criminals who do. That’s the purported rationale. Let’s look at the overall policy of the administration with a view to actual results.
Step 1. Don’t enforce the border. (Too be fair, this was the Bush position as well.) Illegal immigrants continue to walk across a border that is only defended in urban areas, thereby falling prey to thirst, coyotes (the people), and coyotes (the animals). OK, I made up the part about the animals. Net effect, many illegal immigrants make it across the border, some die along the way.
Step 2. Step up enforcement of targeting employers of illegal immigrants. Destroy businesses and jobs by so doing. Note that if employers inquire too closely about immigration status based on race, appearance, or language, they can be targeted in discrimination lawsuits.
Step 3. Don’t deport the illegal aliens identified in step 2, leaving them unemployed, but hanging around the U.S.
Step 4. Make sure that the families of the newly unemployed illegals who were not deported receive welfare benefits. This happens primarily because the children born in the U.S. of illegals are entitled to benefits as citizens.
Step 5. Make sure that the illegals receive health care benefits under Obamacare.
. . . a recent award of $28.8 million to 67 community healthcare centers around the country would inevitably end up benefiting illegal immigrants, contrary to Obama’s pledge.
Of that $28.8 million, $8.5 million is earmarked to target migrant and seasonal farm workers — a group that Wilson claims is comprised of illegal immigrants.
Net effect of failed policies: Permanent underclass dependent on government benefits, raising a follow on generation also dependent, destined to vote for the Democrats who provide these benefits. My libertarian friends who are in favor of open borders should look at this result.
Hmmm. Immigration policy leads to more Democrat voters. Government authorized gun running operations kill U.S. agents, leading to calls for more gun control. Obamacare subsidies and regulation appear poised to run insurance companies out of business which would lead to government being the only insurer. If I were a cynic, I might say these were intended consequences, not unintended consequences of legally and constitutionally questionable activities of this administration. Good think I’m not a cynic, or I might get more than a little angry.