By John W. Lillpop
As Barack Obama’s “Katrina moment” at the border continues to eat away at the president’s 41 percent approval rating, & further erodes the Democrats’ fading hopes for retaining control of the US Senate in November, the administration appears to be pivoting away from the idea that newly arrived interlopers would be exempt from deportation.
As reported at the reference:
White House press secretary Josh Earnest took a harder line on the tens of thousands of illegal alien children streaming across the border than the Department of Homeland Security secretary did on Sunday, saying "most" of the children will likely eventually be deported.
“Bottom line though is that the law will be enforced and what that means is, it means that these children who have been apprehended will go through the immigration court process. And if they are found to not have a legal basis for remaining in the country, they will be returned,” said during Monday’s White House press briefing.
“The law will be enforced?” Now THAT is a remarkable change in policy worth noting…if true!
Trouble is, earnest speech has not always been forthcoming from this administration! Perhaps Josh Earnest will be different?
Meanwhile as Barack has his staff work slavishly 24/7 on a White Paper to blame GW Bush for the border mess, and the breakout of scabies there, the administration could take other, more reasonable steps, to stop, or hinder, the flow on illegals.
Such steps could include:
Stifle Joe Biden:
Just as the border mess started making national headlines, Vice President Joe Biden chimed in by calling for a “constant, unrelenting stream” of new immigrants…”
Perhaps VP Biden was not referring to illegal immigrants. Maybe it was another outbreak of Biden’s impeccable sense of poor timing and mangled thought that prompted headlines.
Whatever, the administration needs to find an effective means for stifling Joe Biden!
Stifle Nancy Pelosi:
San Francisco’s very own Nancy Pelosi added to the Biden insanity (See reference 2) when, while at the border, she called the recent surge of Central Americans across the U.S. border an “opportunity” rather than a “crisis.”
“We’re all Americans in this hemisphere, North and South America,” Pelosi added.
Stifle Sheila Jackson Lee:
As reported at reference 3:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) believes the border crisis is not a national security threat, despite gangsters having already been apprehended along the United States-Mexico border.
In fact, Jackson Lee waved a bag of lollipops during a Thursday House Homeland Security Field Hearing in McAllen, Texas, and said she took bags of such lollipops to the illegal immigrant children in detention centers during recent visits.
Border patrol agents should seize Lee’s Lollypops as evidence of her intent to subvert the rule of law!
By stifling and muzzling Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Sheila Jackson Lee, Barack Obama can make the case that he really cares about children and the rule of law!