Despite what the mainstream media says, the situation at the border is a crisis.
The left has focused on children being separated from their parents, but they’ve ignored the many Americans who suffer due to illegal immigration.
As President Trump continues to push for the wall, Democrats obstruct. They are literally encouraging illegals to cross the border.
After all, illegal immigration is big business—from criminal cartels, human smugglers, and sex traffickers. These scum exploit our weak border, sneaking people into the country.
Many try to get into the United States—convinced they won’t be punished if they do.
But if one GOP lawmaker has her way, these illegals will be singing a different tune.
From The Hill:
“Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would label a first-time illegal border crossing a felony.
‘First of all, we change it from a misdemeanor to a felony.
So if you cross the border, it now is a felony and so the significance of that is not only the difference in the incarceration time that you might be held, but the fact that later down the road if you try to get back into the country, if you have a felony, it would be more difficult or potentially impossible to come,’ Black told The Hill in an interview.
‘So if you, later on, think, ‘well I would like to do this through the legal means,’ it would disqualify you from getting a green card.’”
Under the Tennessee Republican’s Zero Tolerance for Illegal Entry Act, people detained after illegally crossing the United States border for the first time could be charged with a felony, which has a minimum incarceration sentence of a year and a day…
Her bill would also seek to cut funding from sanctuary cities and counties that fail to honor requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for undocumented immigrants being held by local law enforcement.
Black also said the funds stripped from so-called sanctuary cities and counties would be given to ICE instead.”
Enforcement is the only way to stem the tide of illegal immigration; the situation is only as bad as it is today because there’s been such weak enforcement.
The biggest step in ending illegal immigration is building the wall. That will be the best deterrent.
Even those who manage to sneak in other ways can look forward to serious charges—if Black’s bill is passed, that is.
Increasing the severity of the crime will bring harsher punishment. Fewer people will want to sneak into the United States—if they know they will face jail time and other penalties. It seems severe, but it’s all thanks to the Democrats.
Their lax enforcement over the years has led to this crisis.
If our government (under Obama and even Clinton) had backed our existing laws, we wouldn’t need such strict legislation. But they did nothing, letting the problem get much worse.
Perhaps Black’s bill will go a long way in teaching the left a lesson.
Source: The Hill