WATCH: Ex-gang member warns about the dangers of open borders
How have they “earned” this right?
By breaking our laws, I suppose.
According to Breitbart:
After House Democrats and seven House Republicans passed an expansive amnesty to any illegal alien claiming to have arrived in the U.S. as a child, Senate Democrats are now demanding the Senate do the same.
Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) are urging the GOP-controlled Senate to pass their amnesty plan, which gives nearly half a million foreign nationals living in the U.S. on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) a pathway to American citizenship.
Cardin said in a statement that Americans are obligated to give foreign nationals permanent legal residency and eventually U.S. citizenship via an amnesty. According to Cardin:
These individuals have lawfully lived and worked in the U.S. as our neighbors, as they sought refuge in the U.S. We have an obligation to take action and give needed predictability and safety to people who are in an uncertain status. We need to stand up for the American values of compassion and diversity that have made this country stronger.
So illegal immigration has made our country stronger? Is that what we’re getting at here?
Feinstein said the 440,000 foreign nationals who would receive the amnesty have “earned the right” to permanently stay in the U.S.
“The Senate needs to follow the House’s lead and pass these important protections for immigrant families who have been living and working in the United States for decades,” Feinstein said. “After fleeing wars and natural disasters, these families have established deep roots in our communities and earned the right to remain together here in the United States.”
I believe immigration can be a very positive thing. In fact, I myself am an immigrant. But for each illegal immigrant who came to this country, countless others are waiting in line to do it the right way.
Have THEY not “earned” the opportunity to be American?
Have they not “earned” the right, by respecting our laws on their way to residency, and ultimately citizenship, above those who have chosen to ignore the rule of law?
What does this do other than incentivize illegal immigration?