Mr. President, this is our last chance to save the country. At least, it is our last chance to save it without literal civil war. It will require a political fight, maybe the most hard-fought political fight in this country of the last 100 years. You must hold fast on all measures pertaining to immigration. This will involve fighting it out, not bluffing your opponents. They won’t be bluffed, they won’t cave in: They really want to destroy this country. So we’ll have to actually fight it out and win, not convince them to yield concessions. Nor will they hesitate to use absolutely any tactic, including blatant outright lying.
Any concession that you think you’ve gotten from them will be a lie. It will be just like the 1986 “deal”:
“Give us an amnesty today, and we promise we’ll start strict border enforcement tomorrow.”
Americans had an amnesty inflicted on them, but never got the enforcement.
The fate of our great nation depends on your not believing anything that Democrats, or treasonous Republicans, tell you about this.
On the subject of Leftist lying about immigration “deals,” here are two recent essays by the incomparable Ann Coulter. Both are short and it’s easy to read them straight through. Some key passages:
We Made Donald %#&@ Trump PRESIDENT — What Else Can We Do?
We already tried amnesty once. The 1986 amnesty under Reagan was supposed to be a one-time fix. We’d forgive the estimated 1 million illegal aliens living here and, in exchange, draconian measures would be imposed on any employer ever caught hiring an illegal again — up to a $10,000 fine per illegal and jail time for repeat offenders.
We never got the employer sanctions.
There weren’t 1 million illegals — it was 4 million.
It wasn’t a one-time fix. In another real-world example of “incentives,” the first amnesty led to a never-ending stream of illegals across our border, confident of getting in on the next amnesty. Today, there are at least 40 million illegals living in the U.S. (Eleven million is nonsense — they’ve been claiming that since the 1980s…)
We’re told the DACA amnesty will apply only to a very small, discrete group of unbelievably fantastic illegals — who melt Ivanka’s heart by refilling her water glass at Cipriani with such alacrity! [Yes, Coulter’s being sarcastic here, Mr. President, but she’s right: We cannot make these decisions based on emotional considerations. And it’s not reciprocated: The people who are flooding into our country don’t have any such tender notions about us.]
Not only that, but there will be strict requirements on who qualifies for a DACA amnesty.
None of which will ever be enforced.
…Every politician swears up and down that he wants a “secure border.” But then these same politicians go absolutely berserk when Trump says he wants to build a wall.
They say we’ll get enforcement right after the amnesty. That’s obviously absurd… As long as both political parties stoutly refuse to build the wall, we know they are not serious about ever stopping illegal immigration. (Luckily, the Constitution gives the commander in chief full authority to protect our borders, with or without congressional approval.)
We know what happened after the Reagan amnesty. We know politicians and the media are lying to us.
The second piece:
NO AMNESTY IS A GOOD AMNESTY
To see how DACA will actually work, let’s look at another extremely limited amnesty that was passed in 1986.
Farmers wanted temporary guest-worker permits for their cheap labor, so that they could continue pretending that the Industrial Revolution never happened and refuse to mechanize… The agricultural amnesty was supposed to apply to — at most — 350,000 illegal aliens. It would be available only to illegals who were currently in the country…
In the end, “up to 350,000 farm workers” turned into 1.3 million…
This innocent little amnesty for a small, clearly defined group of illegals quickly became amnesty for anyone who applied. The same thing will happen with any other amnesty, no matter how strictly the law is written. (And it won’t be written strictly.)
In the first few years of the agricultural amnesty, internal Immigration and Naturalization Service statistics showed that 888,637 legalization applications were fraudulent. According to immigration agents, “farm workers” stated in their interviews that cotton was purple or that they had pulled cherries from the ground.
Of the 888,637 fraudulent applications, guess how many our government approved. Answer: More than 800,000.
The agricultural amnesty was so carefully administered that not one, but TWO of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers were in this country because of it.
…The main problem with the farm worker amnesty, the DACA amnesty or any amnesty is that everyone involved in the entire immigration apparatus is feverishly working, on the taxpayer’s dime, to transform this country into a Third World hellhole.
…For two decades after the 1986 amnesty, the federal courts were tied up with dozens of class-action lawsuits brought on behalf of illegal aliens — regular illegal aliens, farm worker illegal aliens and still-in-Mexico illegal aliens — challenging every aspect of the law.
…Lawyers sued over everything — the absence of Creole interpreters, the requirement that illegals have proof of prior farm work and the rare denials of amnesty… Left-wing lawyers just had to pick the right judge, and they won.
In 2005 — nearly 20 years after the 1986 amnesty — the Ninth Circuit was still granting amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who claimed they had been unfairly denied because they were not in the country for the first amnesty. Seriously.
No matter how the law is written, as long as anyone is eligible for amnesty, everybody’s getting amnesty.
President Trump is the last president who will ever have a chance to make the right decision on immigration. After this, it’s over. The boat will have sailed.
If he succeeds, all the p@ssy-grabbing and Russia nonsense will burn off like a morning fog. He will be the president who saved the American nation, its character, its sovereignty, its core identity. But if he fails, Donald Trump will go down in history as the man who killed America.