President Trump is making good on his promise to enforce existing laws against illegal immigrants. Federal authorities are starting to ramp up efforts to remove those here illegally, especially those unlawful immigrants who have committed heinous crimes.
Naturally, the left is up-in-arms about the whole thing. During the election, Democrats tried to make Donald Trump’s insistence on law-enforcement a losing issue. Instead, America handed him the presidency with the promise that he’d get a hold of the border and our illegal immigration problem.
The problem is, liberals have immigration all wrong. They think screaming “we’re a nation of immigrants” somehow means existing laws don’t need to be enforced. Tell Me Now’s Wayne Dupree breaks down the liberal myth on immigration. Take a look:
It’s hard to disagree with any of what Wayne said. Immigrants that come here should assimilate. In fact, our founding fathers believed this too!
Thomas Jefferson wrote:
[Immigrants] will bring with them the principles of the governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth; or, if able to throw them off, it will be in exchange for an unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another. It would be a miracle were they to stop precisely at the point of temperate liberty. These principles, with their language, they will transmit to their children. In proportion to their number, they will share with us the legislation. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp and bias its direction, and render it a heterogeneous, incoherent, distracted mass… If they come of themselves, they are entitled to all the rights of citizenship: but I doubt the expediency of inviting them by extraordinary encouragements.
Jefferson even had advice on how immigrants should assimilate, “the should distribute themselves sparsely among the natives for quicker amalgamation.” This was in contrast to them building and creating their own communities where they will preserve their own languages, habits, and principles of government.
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