If there’s any question left about Democrats having a political interest in fuelling the border surge, read no farther than this shocking straight news item in the Washington Examiner:
A Democratic congresswoman is sending staff to Mexico’s northern border town of Ciudad Juárez to find migrants returned from El Paso, Texas, under the “remain in Mexico” policy, then coaching them to pretend they cannot speak Spanish to exploit a loophole letting them to return to the U.S.
The National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter and several Customs and Border Protection personnel told the Washington Examiner aides to Rep. Veronica Escobar, who took over 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s district, and the local Catholic diocese have interviewed thousands of migrants in Juarez over the past few weeks to find cases where Department of Homeland Security officials may have wrongly returned people.
“What we believe is happening is Veronica Escobar’s office is going … to basically second-guess and obstruct work already done by the Border Patrol,” said one senior union official, who shared evidence with the Washington Examiner from concerned CBP managers and rank-and-file members. Those documents have been held to protect identities.
The Examiner report notes an accidentally left file from the congresswoman’s office as evidence that the coaching has been happening. This isn’t anything like Sen. Cory Booker’s stunt in escorting would-be asylum-seekers across the border, which, however questionable, was nevertheless a legal process. This is out-and-out fraud, by a member of Congress sworn to uphold U.S. law, but now using U.S. taxpayer dollars, via her staff, to teach migrants to give false statements to immigration officials to ensure that they can stay in the States. People go to jail for that — marriage fraud, Social Security fraud…now language fraud.
The Examiner notes that the fraudy language claims are based on a loophole in asylum law, which states that if someone can’t speak Spanish, he doesn’t have to remain in Mexico to wait out his asylum claim in his first country of refuge. Such people, and whatever illnesses they may be bringing with them — hello, ebola — can stay here instead. If someone can’t speak Spanish, say, as a Haitian Creole-, or a Mexican Nahuatl- or South American Quechua Indian–speaker, he gets to come up here, where undoubtedly the English will be just as incomprehensible, but the welfare benefits will be rich, given that he won’t be able to make a living.
Fraud doesn’t bother Escobar, whose legislative work amounts to advocating for the interests of foreigners. The ends always justify the means. The ends? A foreign border surge where everyone surging is able to get in.
That if nothing else shows how Democrats benefit from the border surge, through padded census numbers in “dead” low-turnout districts where practically no one can vote legally to illegally cast ballots to the expanded welfare state in their districts, which means more dollars.
This is clearly a crime that the congresswoman must be held to account for. If illegals can’t be held responsible for crimes they commit, then maybe holding their sponsors to account should send the message.
Does Federal law not get enforced anymore?