You’ll notice that Richard Fowler, the spokesman for the Left, is parroting the Obama line here. It’s the Republican’s fault that Kate Steinle was murdered. This whole immigration mess and the swarms of people crossing our southern border is all the Republican’s fault – because Republicans refused to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
There are reasons that an immigration bill didn’t get passed that need to be brought out here to counter such sweeping charges.
First let’s go back to 1986 when President Reagan made a deal with Congressional Democrats. The deal was a trade off – I’ll grant amnesty, said Reagan, if you will seal the Southern border. Sure said the Democrats. So Reagan signed the legislation. Amnesty was granted but the Democrats never did one dam thing about closing the border. They continuously refused to fund it deliberately.
So fast forwarding to today the Republicans see the actions of the President. He enforces what he wants to enforces and he ignores what he doesn’t want to enforce. And one of the things he doesn’t want to enforce is immigration law. So Republicans think, well we will pass a Comprehensive Immigration Bill and he will just ignore the part about closing the border. FOOL ME ONCE SHAME ON YOU, FOOL ME TWICE SHAME ON ME!
So the Republicans have asked to split the Comprehensive Bill into Two parts. First we will close the border. That’s bill number one. Then when that is accomplished we will take care of the illegals who are here. That’s bill number two. OH, NO say the Democrats. It’s all or nothing. The only thing we will go along with is a Comprehensive Bill. That’s why no immigration bill has passed. FOOL ME ONCE SHAME ON YOU, FOOL ME TWICE SHAME ON ME!
And now you know the rest of the story.