The Democrat Party is walking into a trap with the 2018 midterms.
Liberals are demanding completely open borders and that Congress abolish ICE.
But Attorney General Jeff Sessions responded with a perfect plan that will seal the Democrats doom.
The Democrats are pushing to make immigration the central issue in the 2018 midterms.
Led by the media, Democrats up and down the ballot are placing their opposition to Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy front and center in their campaigns.
Republicans are thrilled with this development.
Democrats continue to escalate their rhetoric as their liberal base yanks them to the far-left on amnesty and open borders.
It is now a mainstream position in the Democrat Party to call for the abolition of ICE.
Presidential contenders Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand have adopted this position, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – the socialist who is the party’s newly minted superstar – also made abolishing ICE a featured issue in her campaign where she topped 20-year-incumbent Joe Crowley, the fourth ranking Democrat in the House and whom many saw as succeeding Nancy Pelosi.
The left will only further descend into madness when they find out what Attorney General Jeff Sessions is working on.
Sessions is preparing the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s asylum laws since the 1960s.
Currently, aliens can request asylum at a point of entry or when they are caught crossing the border.
The Attorney General is drafting regulations that would ban immigrants from receiving asylum if they snuck across the border and were prosecuted for illegal entry.
Aliens could only gain asylum if they arrived at a point of entry.
This new regulation would cut off the flow of Central American illegal aliens streaming across the border requesting asylum.
Vox – which obtained an exclusive draft of the regulation – reported:
What happens under current policy: Many asylum seekers are Central Americans who come through Mexico to seek asylum in the US. The US is not allowed to simply turn them back and force them to seek asylum in Mexico instead. (The Trump administration is trying to get Mexico to sign a “safe third country” agreement that would allow them to do this, but Mexico appears unenthusiastic.) But the proposed regulation would make it a lot easier to deny their asylum claims based on not having sought asylum in Mexico first.
What would happen under the plan: Under the proposed rule, the government would generally withhold “favorable discretion” (and, therefore, deny the asylum claim) for anyone who had spent more than two weeks in another country en route to the US without seeking asylum there, or who had traveled through more than one country on the way to the US.
Many Central Americans, especially if they take the train through Mexico or travel on foot, take more than two weeks to travel through Mexico. And asylum-seekers from Honduras and El Salvador cross through Guatemala and Mexico to get to the US — meaning that they would almost certainly not earn the “favorable discretion” required to get their asylum claim approved.
Once published, this proposed regulation would face a 90 day period of public comment and then would go into effect.
And it will drive the left over the edge.
Abolishing ICE will be seen as quaint moderation once the left sinks their teeth into Trump’s new plan.
Elected Democrats will be forced to follow the lead of their unhinged base because they will be terrified of turning them off before the midterm elections.
It’s a lose-lose situation for the Democrats.
Either they alienate their base, or adopt policy positions on open borders that will render them unelectable.
A recent Harvard/Harris poll found 84 percent of Americans favor Donald Trump’s position of handing illegal aliens over to authorities.
That same survey also showed that it was Donald Trump’s tough positions on illegal immigration that were the mainstream view in America.
The Harvard/Harris poll found 61 percent of Americans believed that parents caught crossing the border with children should be sent back to their home country instead of being allowed to stay in America.
61 percent of respondents said current immigration laws were inadequate and over 60 percent also backed building a physical and virtual border wall.
If Democrats make opposing Trump’s mainstream immigration policies the focus of the midterm elections, then the much hyped “blue wave” will evaporate and Republicans will hold the House.
Sessions’ new asylum regulations – that will also put a stop on the flood of illegal aliens faking asylum claims – will box the left into a political corner.
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