Hubert Collins, American Renaissance, November 17, 2020
The Joe Biden presidential campaign released 6,613 words of policy mush about immigration. Let’s compare some of its claims with news from the southern border.
America’s president-elect believes:
“Immigrants are essential to the strength of our country and the U.S. economy.”
Last Friday, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) in Texas arrested Mexican Efrain Sillero-Galindo. In 1996, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child; in 2006, he was deported. Will our economy weaken without him?
“Immigrants bring tremendous economic, cultural, and social value to their new communities.”
Last week, CBP found 581 pounds of meth on a trailer coming into Texas from Mexico.
All that meth is worth $11.6 million — far more money than most of us will ever earn. Which did it add: economic, social, or cultural value?
Another line from our next President:
“The border between Mexico and the U.S. . . . should be a place where effective governance and cooperation between our two countries helps our communities thrive and grow together . . . .”
A week ago, CBP nabbed a Guatemalan trying to get into California from Mexico. In 2010, he was convicted for taking “indecent liberties with a child,” sentenced to 12 months in prison, and later deported. Who wants to “thrive and grow” with people like him?
As Donald Trump said, after he came down the escalator in June, 2015: “[A]nd some, I assume, are good people.”