Friday, June 22, 2018

Hispanic Americans Support Executive Order on Border Families

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Almost half of Hispanic Americans say they support a plan now being implemented by President Trump's executive order that will keep border crossing families together while being prosecuted.

Unfortunately, elected Democrats and too many moderate or "establishment" Republicans disagree.

The policies they are putting forward this week, including Speaker Paul Ryan's bill, essentially end most all border enforcement.

Be Informed.

Interestingly, nearly 50% of Hispanic Americans disagree with Obama on the border issue and support President Trump's approach to keeping families together at the border.

A recent poll conducted by The Economist and YouGov, conducted June 17-19, found that they support a plan at the border where border crossing families are held in detention together while they are prosecuted.

Only 20% of Hispanic Americans supported a plan that releases the families and has them reporting back for an immigration hearing at a later date---often referred to as "catch and release"---this policy is essentially what President Obama did during his presidency. He personally decided not to enforce the law as it stands.

The Trump administration began enforcing the law last spring soon after he took office.

The Heritage Foundation published an article in April 2017 that strongly agreed with Trump's action.

The article essentially says this:

  • Border Patrol agents have sarcastically called it the "catch and run" policy.
  • No courts have higher failure-to-appear rates by defendants than US immigration courts. In fact, it is so bad, the article says, that DOJ has, in the past, not accurately reported the numbers of "no shows."
  • When illegal immigrants ignore our courts and ICE doesn't enforce the law, it destroys the integrity of our legal system.

We are seeing that before our own eyes. I would encourage you to read the article. It takes 2 minutes.

Trump's new executive order is a direct challenge to the "Flores Settlement Agreement."

You'll be hearing how the executive order is both "unfair" and "illegal."

It does challenge the Flores Settlement Agreement, which argues that child border crossers cannot be held longer than 20 days. The executive order seeks to allow those children and their border crossing parents to be detained together in DHS facilities while they are prosecuted and eventually deported.

The no-borders Left will try every possible tact to undermine the executive order.

A week and a half ago, KING 5 TV reported that Washington Governor and A/G Bob Ferguson attended a rally in front of a federal prison in SeaTac, speaking out against the detention of about 200 undocumented asylum-seeking mothers separated from their children.

Ferguson said he was looking for a way to sue Trump, and Inslee said, "Cruelty to children should not be part of American policy. America is better than this."

Of course.

But I wonder if Mr. Inslee and his far-Left brethren and sisters have ever considered the cruelty invoked on the children extracted from their mother's womb against their will---killed and tossed into a disposal container, or dismembered and their parts sold? All with taxpayer assistance. Why is this acceptable?

Who is to blame for this crises? Obama, for ignoring the law? Or Trump for enforcing the law?

A survey published yesterday by Rasmussen reveals the public blame the parents of the children.

When families are arrested and separated after attempting to enter the United States illegally, 54% of likely US voters say the parents are more to blame for breaking the law---35% believe the federal government is to blame.

A closer look reveals that 82% of Republicans and 56% of voters not affiliated with either party believe the parents are to blame. But 75% of Democrats think Pres. Trump is too aggressive in enforcing the law---a view shared by only 23% of Republicans.

Why did President Obama refuse to enforce the law?

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) appearing on MSNBC was asked if he or any others in Congress ever asked why Obama refused to enforce the law.

He said, "We did challenge Obama. He agreed to the Flores consent decree...Here's what Obama began to do, 20 days detention for children, as they apply for their asylum request, right, and the children and the moms were released together. That's the way you do things, transparent. Open."

"We did challenge Obama," he said, "but, 'He had a soul. He had a heart. He had a center. He had convictions. And we could speak to those'."

The question appears to be, "Who is more compassionate," Trump or Obama? The Right or the Left?

The real answer is related to the real question.

Do laws matter? Does national sovereignty matter? What does the Bible say about the role of government? And ultimately, what is the basis for our beliefs-- our convictions?

Some thoughts.

Laws are important in both the New and Old Testament because laws serve as a norm for conduct of citizens.

Secularists believe there is no fixed truth or absolute truth. Truth evolves. This belief leads them to reject the Constitution in its original form or intent and advocate for a "living Constitution" that can be adapted to current beliefs. It also leads them to believe that the Bible is outdated and irrelevant. And to believe that morality is relative to circumstances.

Therefore secularists often change core beliefs. You will recall that Obama "evolved on the meaning of marriage" while the biblical model has not changed.

Conservative biblical Christians and many conservatives believe the Bible is absolute Truth. America's Founding Fathers believed in this Truth. Our legal system and our founding documents reflect that belief.

In the Old Testament book of Judges, a time of having no laws is described with this reoccurring statement: "Everyone did what was right in his own eyes." This time is not described as "God's plan for His people."

It was chaotic.

In the New Testament, there is a fairly clear profile of what the function of government is supposed to look like.

Romans 13 clearly defines government as a God-ordained agency, designed to protect, not create or grant God-given rights and liberties for its citizens.

The role of our president has never been, nor should it ever be, to decide which laws should be upheld, and which should be ignored. Our Founders were very clear about that. They knew all too well the "tyranny of a king."

While Obama and his progressive Left colleagues may have heart, soul, compassion, and convictions, these should not lead them to believe they wear a crown---and can decree what is right in their own eyes.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Free. Be Prayerful.