Why Do Democrats Value Illegal Immigrants over American Citizens?

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  1. Readmikenow profile image97
    Readmikenowposted 3 months ago

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    It is obvious Democrats value illegal immigrants over American citizens and legal immigrants.  Why?  Why are illegal immigrants so important to the Democrat party they are willing to ignore American citizens and the crime from illegal immigration?

    Law-abiding citizens have become victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants who were due for deportation, but were never deported because they resided in sanctuary cities.
    The number of sanctuary cities continues to grow, as more than 400 counties enacted or stiffened their sanctuary policies in the last year.
    In one week, more than 200 jurisdictions refused to honor ICE detainer requests brought against individuals charged or convicted of a serious crime.
    A Harvard-Harris Poll found 80 percent of voters believe local authorities should comply with the law by reporting to federal agents illegal immigrants they come into contact with.
    Despite public opinion, Democrats have advocated for sanctuary cities, claiming they make communities safer and help state and local law enforcement.
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that "people don't understand" that sanctuary cities "help law enforcement" and "help public safety."
    Senator Chuck Schumer called out Republicans for putting forth legislation that deals with sanctuary cities, calling it "a dark, divisive place."
    In 2015, 42 Senate Democrats voted against the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act that would have held sanctuary jurisdictions accountable for defying federal law, increased penalties for illegal immigrants who reenter the U.S. after deportation, and provided protection for state and local law enforcement who cooperate with federal law enforcement.
    Democrat Senators Casey, Stabenow, Baldwin, McCaskill, Brown, Nelson, and Tester voted against the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act.
    In 2016, 41 Senate Democrats voted against the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, which would have stripped federal grant money from sanctuary cities that protect undocumented immigrants from being turned over to federal agents for deportation.
    In 2016, 40 Senate Democrats voted against Kate's Law, which would have increased prison sentences for undocumented immigrants who repeatedly enter the United States illegally.
    In 2017, 188 House Democrats voted against the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which would restrict the ability of states and localities to receive federal grants if they refused to comply or interfered in the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

    1. JAKE Earthshine profile image79
      JAKE Earthshineposted 3 months agoin reply to this

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      Just one more discussion based on a Factually Incorrect Topic: No mike, you're wrong, in reality, Americans come first for Democrats and unlike Bozo Trump and republicans who could care less about you or your family and constantly try to sabotage your HealthCare, Dems are fighting to provide HealthCare to ALL Americans:

      You know who VALUES foreign labor over American Labor? Yup, you guessed it Bozo Trump does: At least that's what reporters are uncovering as we speak:

      lol, yeah, "Build That Wall", but just let a bunch of undocumented immigrants walk through that big shiny door so they can work at his golf course: UNREAL how gullible some still are:

      "New York Times: Trump's Bedminster club hired undocumented immigrants, two workers claim"

      https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/06/politics … index.html

      1. Readmikenow profile image97
        Readmikenowposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Why did the Democrat politicians in California ignore the death of the law enforcement officer by an illegal alien in California?

        https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbauma … n-n2538243

        1. JAKE Earthshine profile image79
          JAKE Earthshineposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Sorry, but that's just another falsehood mike, nobody in California ignores the death of anyone but WHY does Bozo Trump and republicans IGNORE Mass Shootings that have drastically INCREASED under this corrupt administration which is a REAL Emergency Crisis in the USA: NONE of which were committed by undocumented Immigrants and ALL committed by American Citizens:

          "There were more than 330 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2018"

          https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/year- … -624208403

          And what was the very first bill Bozo Trump and republicans passed? A bill which now allows MENTALLY ILL individuals to purchase guns and that's no joke and there is no punchline, it really happened believe it or not:

          "Last February, Trump signed a bill making it easier for people with mental illness to buy guns"

          https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics … al-illness

          So you wanna' try again mike and be honest this time? WHO doesn't care about Americans?

  2. Live to Learn profile image82
    Live to Learnposted 3 months ago

    I think it's due to lack of ability to think through to the logical conclusion of their stands.

    Sure, we all care about the poor. But, as you noted, there is plenty of poverty in America, without the influx of undocumented workers draining our resources set aside to help fight poverty. It drains our resources to help provide medical assistance to those legally and those born here.

    And, harboring and hiding criminals is completely unfair. I don't understand why they give a free ride to an undocumented person and throw the book at someone here legally.

    1. Readmikenow profile image97
      Readmikenowposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      You make a very valid point.

    2. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      +1000000000000000000000000000000000000000,Live to Learn.

  3. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 3 months ago

    Wow, Mike. You are spot-on about us Democrats.   Nothing we ever support, from health care to infrastructure spending to higher wages, is about helping Americans.  All we care about is helping illegal brown people come across the border and terrorize fearful righties.

    How did you ever figure us out? I thought we were being really sneaky about it.

    1. Readmikenow profile image97
      Readmikenowposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Hits a nerve, huh?  Must be true.  Democrats history and actions on this subject can't be defended.  Just answer the question.

      1. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Lol, you're something else.

        I did answer it with the seriousness it deserves.

        1. Readmikenow profile image97
          Readmikenowposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Why do Democrats believe they can choose what laws they obey with Sanctuary cities...states?  Illegal immigrants are able to get refunds from the IRS...started by the Obama Administration...even if they don't work.  did you know this.   How many Americans have to die at the hands of illegal aliens before Democrats have had enough?  How much illegal drugs can come across the boarder to harm Americans before it's too much Or...is making these things possible something Democrats think is okay?

          1. PrettyPanther profile image85
            PrettyPantherposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            Okay, Mike, let's see how much you really know about sanctuary cities. What laws, specifically, are being violated in these cities?

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 3 months agoin reply to this

              Is it legal to shelter criminals, hiding them from law enforcement?  Or to warn criminals when the cops are coming?

              Seems like I've seen where both are illegal.

              1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                PrettyPantherposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                Did you know it is not a criminal offense to be an undocumented immigrant? It is a civil violation. Therefore, local police cannot detain a person for being undocumented without violating the Constitution.

                1. Readmikenow profile image97
                  Readmikenowposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                  PP You are wrong.  If you want to play the legal research game...I'm a match.

                  8 U.S.C. Section 1325, I.N.A. Section 275

                  For the first improper entry offense, the person can be fined (as a criminal penalty), or imprisoned for up to six months, or both.  For a subsequent offense, the person can be fined or imprisoned for up to two years, or both.

                  (1) People removed for a conviction of three or more misdemeanors involving drugs, crimes against the person, or both, or a felony (other than an aggravated felony), shall be fined, imprisoned for up to ten years, or both.
                  (2) People removed for a conviction of an aggravated felony shall be fined, imprisoned for up to 20 years, or both.
                  (3) People who were excluded or removed from the United States for security reasons shall be fined, and imprisoned for up to ten years, which sentence shall not run concurrently with any other sentence.
                  (4) Nonviolent offenders who were removed from the United States before their prison sentence was up  shall be fined, imprisoned for up to ten years, or both.
                  What’s more, someone deported before a prison sentence was complete may be incarcerated for the remainder of the sentence of imprisonment, without any reduction for parole or supervised release.

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                    PrettyPantherposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                    "People who break the law in the U.S. have committed either a criminal or civil violation depending on how the law defines it and how prosecutors choose to proceed.

                    Being in the U.S. without documentation is considered a civil matter, said Nancy Morawetz, professor of clinical law at New York University School of Law.

                    "Being present in the U.S., that status, is not a crime," Morawetz said.

                    That doesn’t mean undocumented immigrants can live in the U.S. without consequence, said Rick Su, a professor at the University at Buffalo School of Law. Federal authorities can deport them.

                    A criminal violation comes with a punishment, like time in prison. Civil cases come with penalties instead. Deportation is considered a penalty under federal law, not a punishment.

                    "Congress can decide what they want to make a crime and what they want to make a civil violation," Su said. "What they’ve decided is that immigration violations by themselves are civil violations."

                    The Supreme Court confirmed that decision in Arizona v. United States. "

                    https://www.politifact.com/new-york/sta … not-crime/

                    Edited to add: Yes, entering the country illegally is a crime. Simply being undocumented is not. Not every undocumented immigrant entered the country illegally and detaining them without due process is a violation of the constitution.

                    Cities whose  police are directed to detain an undocumented person for being undocumented are the ones violating the law.

                2. wilderness profile image97
                  wildernessposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                  Which has exactly zero to do with anything I said or you asked for.

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                    PrettyPantherposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                    I know, because you like to leap to the most extreme cases rather than discuss the legitimate, rational reasons behind policies you don't agree with.

            2. Readmikenow profile image97
              Readmikenowposted 3 months agoin reply to this

              This is the federal law.  U.S.C. § 1373,  says that cities and counties cannot prohibit communication with the federal government regarding a person’s citizenship or immigration status.

              Still, why do Democrats encourage illegal immigration and ignore their criminal activity?  How many Americans have to die before Democrats value Americans and legal immigrants over those who are here against the law? 

              Again, why do Democrats value Illegal aliens over American citizens and legal immigrants?  Why are Democrats so quick to look the other way or rationalize the criminal activity of illegal aliens?

              1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                PrettyPantherposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                How are these cities prohibiting communication?

                1. Readmikenow profile image97
                  Readmikenowposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                  Before I answer this...do I really need to explain it to you?  Does your level on knowledge on the topic fail to provide you with this information?

                  Cities and states are failing to turn over illegal immigrants to ICE when specifically told they are holding illegal immigrants. In more than one case, these illegal immigrants have gone on to commit crimes.  So, a good first step may be to turn illegal alien criminals over to ICE. 

                  In Philadelphia...they released an illegal immigrant who was a child rapist. I guess that was a proud moment for those Democrats who didn't turn him over to ICE.

                  http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/08/ill … d-a-child/

                  1. Live to Learn profile image82
                    Live to Learnposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                    Ignoring obvious facts is necessary for a Democrat to argue against ice being allowed to come in when an illegal is arrested in a sanctuary city.

          2. gmwilliams profile image82
            gmwilliamsposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            +100000000000000000000000000000000000000000, Readmikenow!

    2. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      That damn Fox News foiled out plan, PP!  Yes we detest all Americans and wish they'd go away!  Wait a minute....I'm an American!  yikes

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image87
    Kenna McHughposted 3 months ago

    You should see some of the laws Governor Jerry Brown signed into law 2019. Crazy, here is one: "Free legal services for illegal immigrants."

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image87
    Kenna McHughposted 3 months ago

    Who are their voters? Did you get my last comment?

  6. psycheskinner profile image85
    psycheskinnerposted 3 months ago

    The government shutdown is stopping food stamps -- so who is it that cares so much about poor kids?

    1. Readmikenow profile image97
      Readmikenowposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      If Democrats cares so much, they'd give money for a wall so the poor kids could get their food stamps.

  7. Readmikenow profile image97
    Readmikenowposted 3 months ago

    Funding the border wall is not an issue.

    Here are some of the things Democrats are more than willing to fund.


    THINGS DEMOCRATS HAVE FUNDED THAT COST MORE THAN THE BORDER WALL

    “The United Nations. As the United Nation’s largest contributor, the U.S. in 2016 donated $10 billion to the U.N. As CAGW notes, reducing these contributions just 25 percent would create a savings of $12.5 billion over 10 years. Of the money Congress appropriates for the United Nations, $5 million taxpayer dollars are itemized for abortions in foreign countries.

    Amtrak. Congress could sell Amtrak to the private sector where it would almost certainly be operated more efficiently, but instead it’s showered in billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies. Over the next five years, these subsidies will cost $9.7 billion.

    Unused Real Estate. Congress appropriates money to maintain federal real estate that’s not actually being used. Per CAGW, an October 31, 2017, CRS report found that, “In FY2016, federal agencies owned 3,120 buildings that were vacant (unutilized), and another 7,859 that were partially empty (underutilized).” Current laws require the government to undergo a series of steps before considering a sale of these buildings. Were selling this unused property prioritized, the 5-year savings are estimated at $15 billion. Simply maintaining the unused buildings annually costs $1.7 billion.”

    https://news.grabien.com/story-things-d … order-wall

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    Readmikenowposted 3 months ago

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