Trump’s latest brilliant idea is causing Democrats like Nancy Pelosi to show their true colors.
Recently, the president proposed to release illegal immigrants that had been detained back to sanctuary cities, including Pelosi’s hometown of San Francisco.
Since Democrats have repeatedly refused to acknowledge the illegal alien situation in our country as a crisis and have (at least claimed to) support the idea of welcoming illegals to our nation with open arms, it would naturally follow that Democrats should be cheering at the prospect of letting immigrants into our free country.
However, this isn’t the case. Trump’s proposal left “champion of rights for illegal immigrants” Nancy Pelosi fuming mad. She called the plan “despicable” and evidence of the Trump administration’s “cynicism and cruelty.”
What’s so cruel and despicable about letting immigrants go free?
Shouldn’t Pelosi and other Democrats be thrilled over the idea of giving them what they (supposedly) want?
Unless, (shocker) they’ve just been lying this whole time and are actually just using immigrants to get more votes. (Ironic, because using immigrants “as pawns in their warped game” is the exact thing Nancy accused Trump of doing.)
Stop projecting your own problems onto Trump and take a good look in the mirror. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, Nancy.
Let’s see how Twitter is reacting to Pelosi’s hypocrisy:
Fox News had the following to say about Pelosi's reaction:
A scuttled White House proposal to release immigrant detainees in San Francisco and other sanctuary cities triggered a fierce backlash Friday from Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose office called the idea “despicable.”
The Washington Post first reported that the White House proposed sending the detainees to sanctuary cities, including Pelosi's district, twice in the last six months. The proposal was first floated in November amid reports of a large migrant caravan from Central America making its way to the southern border.The idea was again considered in February, amid the standoff with Congress over a border wall.
“The extent of this Administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne said in a statement Friday. “Using human beings—including little children—as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal.”
She added: “The American people have resoundingly rejected this Administration’s toxic anti-immigrant policies, and Democrats will continue to advance immigration policies that keep us safe and honor our values.”
Officials stressed that the plan never went anywhere.
A source familiar with the discussions also told Fox News that Democrats who advocate leniency toward illegal immigrants should work with the administration to find ways to transport those set for release, including in their states and districts.
The proposal was apparently rejected both times it came up by immigration agencies.
A Nov. 16 email from the White House to officials at several agencies reportedly asked whether migrants could be arrested and bused to “small-and mid-sized sanctuary cities” and other Democratic strongholds. Pelosi’s district in San Francisco was considered one of the areas targeted, according to The Post.
The proposal was intended to alleviate crowded detention centers, the White House told Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The same report said "the attempt at political retribution raised alarm within ICE." An ICE official responded, noting that there were budgetary and liability issues, but also said “there are PR risks as well.”
The source familiar with the discussions argued, however, that the White House did not view this as political retribution.
“This was just a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion,” the White House told The Post.
In a statement, Deputy ICE Director Matt Albence also pushed back and said he was not pressured by the White House – though indicated such a proposal was put forward.
“As the Acting Deputy I was not pressured by anyone at the White House on this issue. I was asked my opinion and provided it and my advice was heeded. The email exchange is clear and suggesting that it indicates inappropriate pressure is inaccurate,” he said.
President Trump has repeatedly blasted sanctuary cities, which are areas where local authorities refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agencies. The cities are typically run by Democrats.
The Washington Examiner also commented:
It's a dead giveaway.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., would consider it punishment were her city saddled with more undocumented migrants while they await their court hearings.
The thrust of a Washington Post reporton Friday, citing anonymous Department of Homeland Security “officials,” was that the White House had asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement about unloading illegal immigrants detained at the border in places proudly known as “sanctuary cities.”
Pelosi’s office said the suggestion exposed the administration’s “cynicism and cruelty” in “using human beings … as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants…”
The whole point of sanctuary cities, from the standpoint of their lawmakers, is that illegal immigrants need a safe place to evade deportation. Illegal entrants and asylum seekers, after all, are only here to pursue a better life for themselves and their families (and all the better if Democrats can load them up on welfare).
Why, then, would a city like San Francisco, which lies in Pelosi’s district, not leap at the chance to bring in more of their well-meaning friends?
Check out this great video and commentary from Tucker Carlson about the Democrats' hypocrisy regarding the illegal immigrant situation:
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