As the Southern Border Burns, the Democrats Fiddle

It is hard to overstate the disaster that is taking place across our Southern border. Tens of thousands of Central American migrants, at a minimum, have made their way illegally across the Mexican border, lured by promises of amnesty, and no one thinks that they–the overwhelming majority–are ever going to leave. We have no more border, we have no more sovereignty, and this is exactly how liberals want it.

Washington’s leading voice on this issue has long been Senator Jeff Sessions. Vilified by the Democratic Party on one side and the Chamber of Commerce and Silicon Valley billionaires on the other, his lonely crusade on behalf of America’s workers continues. Today, he asked unanimous consent to pass two immigration enforcement bills. The first would make the E-verify program mandatory for all employers, clarify that federal contractors and agencies must use it, and allow the Secretary of Homeland Security to require “critical employers” to use it. This legislation would also have increased penalties for employers who do not use the system when mandated, or continue to hire illegal workers.

The second bill would have made it harder for illegals to defraud the federal government by requiring applicants for the additional child tax credit to provide a Social Security number. This reform would save the federal government billions of dollars as well as ending the current, absurd situation where the government subsidizes the violation of our laws.

But the Democrats blocked both measures. They like illegal immigration, and want to see more of it. Amazingly enough, Democratic Senate Whip Dick Durbin, once nominated by us as the dumbest man in Washington, spoke up in favor of defrauding the federal government:

If you have a minor child, you pay less taxes in America. What the Senator from Alabama and this bill try to do is to restrict the availability of this child tax credit to some workers in America. I think they’ve gone too far. I want to make sure that working families with small children have the helping hand of our tax code.

The “helping hand” consists of writing checks to people who are here illegally and who may or may not have minor children. They must think we are crazy, and I can’t say that they are wrong.

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