A big lie is being dropped on the American people, and it’s hampering progress on a key issue that affects each and every one of us.
That sentiment can be applied to a number of different situations that are being bandied about in the swamp known as the nation’s capital, but it’s especially true when it comes to the never-ending debate over immigration.
Democrats are stonewalling at every turn and using their patented game plan of tugging at the heartstrings of uninformed voters to bolster their efforts.
Facts are being completely overlooked as they attempt to push forward their agenda, and that opens up even more problems for an issue that simply can’t afford any more of them.
Now, some new details have come to light on another tidbit that’s been summarily dismissed by the Left.
From the Washington Examiner:
The vicious MS-13 gang, stifled under former President George W. Bush, exploded during the Obama era fueled by 300,000 illegals, including those given amnesty under the DACA program, and has now been linked to crimes in 22 states, according to a new report.
Since 2012, 207 murders have been tied to the gang called “Mara Salvatrucha,” and there are over 500 cases nationwide of MS-13 members being charged in major crimes, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies.
Democrats have been huffing and puffing about the fate of the so-called Dreamers on a non-stop basis. In essence, they’ve dug their feet into the ground to prevent any progress from being made until the issues of the very few are dealt with.
They’re taking this stance in spite of the fact that President Donald Trump is more than open to working out a solution for the Dreamers as part of the broader immigration issue. That’s not good enough for the Left.
Those in the liberal echo chamber continue to portray each and every Dreamer as if they are the most upstanding people that one could possibly imagine, but the reality is vastly different.
Report author Jessica M. Vaughan was kind enough to provide some actual facts on things.
Detailing how the gang rebuilt itself under Obama’s open-border immigration policies, she said, “this resurgence represents a very serious threat to public safety in communities where MS-13 has rebuilt itself.”
“The resurgence is directly connected to the illegal arrival and resettlement of more than 300,000 Central American youths and families that has continued unabated for six years, and to a de-prioritization of immigration enforcement in the interior of the country that occurred at the same time.”
The research she supervised at the immigration think tank found that MS-13 concentrations were in areas where so-called “unaccompanied alien children” were put under Obama, including Virginia, California, Maryland and New York.
They included those participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who Democrats in Congress are fighting for.
There’s plenty of common sense solutions on the table for Dreamers and the issue of immigration as a whole, but Democrats don’t want to hear it.
It’s either their way or no way, consequences be damned.
Thanks to the report, we can clearly see one of the results of that kind of mentality, and it’s not pretty.