Oh, for a chance to work in Pelosi’s walled-off vine­yard

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - BY CHARLES HURT

Once again, Pres­i­dent Trump has hit upon a sup­pos­edly “con­tro­ver­sial” pro­posal that has caused the en­tire herd of faint­ing goats in the Wash­ing­ton press corps to col­lapse in fevered pant­ing and jerky spasms. And, once again, the idea is sim­ple, log­i­cal and ge­nius.

Faced with a mas­sive and grow­ing cri­sis of 100,000 illegal im­mi­grants storm­ing the bor­der every month, Mr. Trump must de­cide what to do with all these peo­ple who have dis­cov­ered the gi­ant Tro­jan horse that is Amer­ica’s im­mi­gra­tion system.

Cross the bor­der, claim asy­lum, get a court date, be set free and van­ish into the in­te­rior of the coun­try — never to show up for that court date. Even bet­ter, grab a child or buy some­body else’s child (pre­vi­ously known as “hu­man traf­fick­ing” or “child slav­ery”) and hit the bor­der claim­ing to be a “fam­ily.”

These peo­ple — chiefly Democrats and jour­nal­ists these days — claim­ing there is no cri­sis on the bor­der and en­cour­ag­ing this dis­as­ter to con­tinue are on the wrong side of what is turn­ing into a mas­sive hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis.

All so they can feel good about them­selves. They think of them­selves as “wel­com­ing” and are en­cour­ag­ing so many peo­ple to make such a treach­er­ous jour­ney — guided by mer­ce­nary mer­chants of mis­ery and death — that should end with them get­ting sent right back to where they came from. If they don’t get raped and killed along the way.

All of this, of course, is un­der­writ­ten by the mur­der­ous drug car­tels that use their hu­man pack­ages as di­ver­sions at the bor­der to tie up U.S. Bor­der Pa­trol agents so they can get the prod­uct they ac­tu­ally care about — deadly opi­ates and other drugs — into the coun­try un­de­tected.

The pres­i­dent’s pro­posal: If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the other open-bor­der, Sanc­tu­ary City Democrats love this cri­sis so much, let them take in all the il­le­gals while the courts catch up with all the cases.

I mean, re­ally, how is that any­thing other than al­low­ing Mrs. Pelosi and her Democrats to demon­strate the “love” they have for these il­le­gals? Al­low them into their cities, where they are al­ready given “sanc­tu­ary” from fed­eral agents try­ing hope­lessly to en­force fed­eral im­mi­gra­tion laws that were duly en­acted by Congress.

Why should bor­der states and bor­der cities have to bear the en­tire brunt of a na­tional cri­sis? Why shouldn’t that mas­sive bur­den be shared at least by all the peo­ple who think it is such a ter­rific sit­u­a­tion?

Why not open a pipe­line of il­le­gals straight into San Fran­cisco and Port­land, Ore­gon, Chicago and New York City? Let them deal with the hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis that they are en­cour­ag­ing. Or, how about Den­ver, the pot­head camp­ground of Amer­ica?

The re­ac­tion from the press and Democrats to Mr. Trump’s pro­posal tells you all you need to know about just how dis­hon­est these peo­ple are about the de­ba­cle at the bor­der.

“The ex­tent of this ad­min­is­tra­tion’s cyn­i­cism and cru­elty can­not be over­stated,” said a state­ment re­leased from Mrs. Pelosi’s of­fice. “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.”

OK. What­ever. At least she re­veals her true self. She doesn’t want them in her city. Or in her vine­yard, which is sur­rounded by a wall. Un­less, of course, they come to work for cheap.

For in Pelosi’s vine­yard, the last shall be first and the first shall be last. For many are called, but few are cho­sen. Con­tact Charles Hurt at [email protected]­ing­ton­times.com or on Twit­ter @charleshur­t.

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