Pope Visits Border, Remarks on U.s. Economic and Immigration Policy
“Pope Francis, apparently desperate to reach out to the Catholic Church’s growing base in Latin America, spent the day slapping Americans in the face from across the US-Mexico border.
In Ciudad Juarez, one of the most violent cities in the Western Hemisphere thanks to the drug cartels, the pope walked up a ramp covered in flowers toward a cross “erected… in memory of migrants who have perished trying to reach the United States just a stone’s throw away,” according to Reuters,” says Ben Shapiro at Breitbart News.
“Funny, he never did that while visiting Cuba to pay tribute to those who died attempting to escape that Communist hellhole. He reserved his spite for a nation with one of the most generous immigration policies on the planet.”
Clinton, Sanders Dispute Votes Over 2007 Amnesty Bill
“As they fight for the Latino vote in Nevada and elsewhere, the Clinton and Sanders campaigns are sparring over an immigration reform vote that took place nine years ago. To hear former Secretary of State and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton tell it, the matter is uncomplicated: She and then-Sen. Barack Obama supported the bill, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) did not,” the Huffington Post says.
“That is true of the final vote for the 2007 bill led by then-Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), which would have allowed undocumented immigrants to gain legal status, created a temporary worker program and strengthened border security and enforcement against employers who hired unauthorized workers.”
Rubio Says Obama Criticism Unfounded
“Marco Rubio argued that President Obama has no standing to criticize him over immigration because the president failed to pass immigration reform under his watch,” The Hill reports.
“He went on to accuse Obama’s controversial executive orders granting deportation delays for poisoning the well for moving immigration reform forward and argued that nothing can be done without securing the border.”
Cruz Critcizes Rubio on Immigration Again
“Sen. Ted Cruz hit Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday in his latest ad, comparing the Florida senator’s comments on immigration to very similar statements by President Barack Obama,” CNN reports.
“‘Rubio got to Washington and wrote the bill giving amnesty to illegals using Obama’s talking points,’ a narrator says in the spot. ‘Marco Rubio burned us once. He shouldn’t get the chance to sell us out again.’”
Immigration Enforcement is Not Just the Border
“When immigration is discussed publicly, most of the news reports and most of the statements made by politicians focus on the presence of illegal aliens in the United States while problems within legal side of the issue are ignored. Additionally, most of these discussions begin by talking about the lack of security to be found along the U.S./Mexican border while ignoring the other dysfunctional components of the immigration system,” Michael Cutler says.
“There is no doubt that the U.S./Mexican border lacks meaningful integrity. There is also no doubt that the Mexican border must be secured- however, simply securing that border will not end the immigration crisis and not eliminate the threats posed by international terrorists and transnational criminals.”