Despite the fact that a majority of Americans oppose rewarding those who live in constant violation of our immigration laws, leftists continue to push for legislation bestowing legal status on illegal immigrants.
As is too often the case, many Republicans are either unwilling to stand up to such demands or actually subscribe to the same belief. In a recent statement, U.S. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy indicated he belongs in the latter category.
The California representative, serving as the third-ranking Republican in the House, said he supports legalizing criminal inhabitants.
“The principles aren’t written yet,” he said of as-yet unreleased immigration proposals drafted by GOP leaders, “but in my personal belief, I think it’ll go with legal status that will allow you to work and pay taxes.”
These reform ideas are expected to be released by House Republicans within the next few days, prompting McCarthy to make a statement about their potential contents. While he stopped short of supporting a pathway to citizenship for the countless illegals currently living within our borders, he and other Republicans are merely playing into the Democrats’ hands by supporting legalization.
The vast majority of illegals are already living with little fear of arrest or deportation. The fact that both political parties are now in a race to legitimize them will only embolden existing illegals and encourage future lawbreakers.
The left’s end game, of course, involves creating a permanent Democrat voting base populated by poor, government-dependent immigrants. Each small victory the GOP hands them furthers their goal by damaging an already fragile republican system of government.
Conservative candidates must already be prepared to face voter fraud brought on by the left’s refusal to support voter ID laws. Adding tens of millions of newly legal immigrants will create even more confusion and chicanery.
The most upsetting aspect of the entire situation is the unequivocal willingness of numerous Republicans to placate a criminal population by ignoring existing laws.
–B. Christopher Agee
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