If you want to know how the hard left feels about illegal immigration, ask a congressperson who represents a hard left district, and therefore has nothing to lose by telling you.
Which brings us straight to Nancy Pelosi.
Here are some of her exact words, after touring a Texas “facility” (if you can call it one) where the countless illegal children being run across the border by smugglers are being “housed” (if you can call the conditions there housing):
“This is a community with a border going through it. And this crisis, that some call a \’crisis\’, we have to view as an opportunity”.
“What we just saw was so stunning. If you believe as we do that every child, that every person, has a spark of divinity in them and is therefore worthy of respect, what we saw in those rooms was dazzling, sparkling array of God\’s children, worthy of respect. So … we have to use the crisis – that some view as a crisis, and it does have crisis qualities – as an opportunity to show who we are as Americans, that we do respect people for their divinity and worth”.
I have a tip for Ms. Pelosi. If she wants to show respect for people\’s divinity and worth, she should not be standing on the Texas side of the border. She should be standing on the Mexican side, or traveling to Guatemala and Honduras, and demanding that these countries actually address the reasons their children are being sent here en masse.
The first reason, of course, is that President Obama has given them a reason to believe they will be able to stay – that our immigration laws are no longer being enforced. Mr. Obama claims he has been misquoted, but a) the implication of his words are clear and b) the actions of his disgraceful toady of an Attorney General, eric holder, in actively trying to prevent states from enforcing the immigration laws Mr. Obama seems to disdain, tell them a different story.
But that is only part of the problem. The real problem exists with countries these people, many (but far from all) of them minors, are coming from.
Here\’s a thought, Ms. Pelosi: how about demanding to know why, in countries like Honduras, Guatemala, and (though to a somewhat lesser extent than these two) Mexico, if you are not part of the richest few your quality of life and prospects for the future are virtually nil.
You do know something about “the richest few”, don\’t you? That is because while you talk left wing politics to the press, you and your husband have a net worth in the neighborhood of $100 million dollars.
Then you can demand that they do something about the rampant gang warfare which permeates their societies, resulting, among other atrocities, in murder rates, which dwarf those of the USA.
We often hear about what a violent country the United States is – with the Pelosi crowd more than happy to admonish us for it. Well here\’s the news: According to the latest data the USA\’s intentional murder rate is 5 per 100,000. Mexico is at 24 per 100,000 – 5 times as many as the USA. Guatemala is at 38, and Honduras is at a staggering 92 murders per 100,000.
Since we have no idea whatsoever who these “dazzling”, “stunning” illegals are, do we know whether they belong to the gangs who do this killing? Do we know whether this horrific violence will now migrate to the USA?
Nancy? You have an answer for that?
And do you have an answer for whether the diseases we have largely eradicated in the USA, such as tuberculosis (among many others), will reappear because no one knows how many among this tidal wave of illegals are healthy and how many are not?
The answer to these problems, Nancy, is to demand that people in these countries treat their people as valued human beings.
The answer is not to turn the United States into a repository for illegals.
But where, in your statement, is there a word about that?
Let me finish by posting a set of links, pulled from drudgereport.com, which will give you an idea of the just how enormous this problem has become. Read them, and see if you find the tidal wave of illegals as “dazzling” as Rep. Pelosi does:
Illegalsbankrupting border towns...
\'OBAMAGOING TO LET THEM GO\'...
BORDERPATROL AGENTS TEST POSITIVE FOR DISEASES...
HIVFEARS AS MIGRANTS EXPOSED ON JOURNEY NORTH...
Rancherssay criminal illegals \'everywhere\'...
Welcome to the new United States – the Obama/Pelosi dream country.
How do you like it?