In order to fully appreciate the hypocrisy of our political system, one need only look back to 2013 when virtually every major key Democrat was on board with immigration reform under the Obama administration.
During that time, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act was being touted as sweeping immigration reform.
Today, with Trump making immigration reform a key agenda item, the very same Dems that supported the 2013 legislation are now opposing similar legislation by the Trump administration and the GOP.
Obama’s legislation called for the building of roughly 700 miles of fencing along the US-Mexico border and earmarked $40 billion to increase border security as well as the number or border patrol agents.
The Trump administration is asking for considerable more money, but the plan is to recover most if not all the costs through trade tariffs and taxes.
This administration also wants to put an end to DACA, but will more than likely make concessions to protect those currently in the country under that legislation.
The big focus is to stop chain migration, which costs taxpayers hundreds of million of dollars every year through public assistance programs.
Looking back at 2013 again, all 52 Democrats in office supported the legislation. In addition, Bernie Sanders voted yes.
Go back even further to 2006 when the Secure Fence Act was proposed and the names of Biden, Obama, Clinton, and Schumer were among those voting for the legislation.
The only real difference today is that Republicans are presenting the legislation, so Dems automatically take a hard stand.
Add to the fact they will do anything to protect DACA recipients that should not be in the country in the first place were it not for an unconstitutional act by President Obama.
Over the upcoming weeks, we are going to hear the Dems get ripped for not supporting this legislation, but just as much fault lies with the Republicans that blocked that immigration reform the first time around.
Imagine if they had been working together before, we would already have better border security, more agents, and perhaps Obama never would have signed DACA into place.
Yes, today the fault lies on the Dems for being complete hypocrites, but most of the Republicans in office are just as bad.
This little game that they play going back and forth on issues depending upon whom is in office needs to stop and it needs to stop now. As Trump said all along… we need to drain the swamp.
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