Why do Democrats despise the agencies that protect America?

Why do Democrats despise the agencies that protect America?
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The radical Democratic Party is showing its true colors yet again. It is now directly targeting the Americans in uniform risking their lives for the sake of our security. In a letter obtained by the Daily Beast, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Mueller report poses new test for Dems Environmentalists see victory with Green New Deal blitz MORE, Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyHillary Clinton celebrates Indivisible founders' inclusion on Time 100 list Congress might finally fix the holes in workplace sexual harassment law Dems unveil anti-workplace harassment bill MORE, Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Mueller report poses new test for Dems Dems plan Monday call on Mueller report: 'Congress will not be silent' MORE, and Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar mocks Trump's claims of 'presidential harassment': 'Just lived through one!' The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Georgia freshman Dem does not list Omar donation on election filing MORE denigrate the heroic efforts of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection agencies, urging fellow Democrats to snub requests from the Homeland Security Department for resources.

The four Democrats wrote that they have seen “rampant spending on detention facilities for young children” and that the deal reached by the conference committee “should not allocate any additional funding” to these two important agencies. They add that the annual budget process will be a “critical opportunity to take up conversations about reforms” and that “not another dollar” of funding should be allocated to the agencies.


According to these Democrats, immigration and border officials are guilty of intentionally misdirecting funds to “build desert camps to inhumanely house infants and to prosecute immigrants who are part of the fabric of our community” instead of making our nation safer. “These agencies have promulgated an agenda driven by hate,” they wrote, articulating the essence of the new Democratic Party agenda.

Gone are the calls to compromise on security. Gone are the promises to fix our broken immigration system by reinforcing our border. Instead, Democrats are openly declaring that they do not want our immigration laws enforced at all. As Aldous Huxley noted, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” The facts show that we are facing a serious humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border, and the work done by immigration and border agents is not only vital for the safety of Americans, but also for the safety of the illegal immigrants themselves.

The illegal drug trade costs taxpayers more than $500 billion every year, according to the White House. The Federation for American Immigration Reform estimates that the annual cost of illegal immigration to taxpayers is about $116 billion. Several years ago, the Government Accountability Office had reported more than 25,000 arrests for homicide committed by criminal aliens since the 1950s. Meanwhile, some 80 percent of women and girls are raped as they make the journey to cross the southern border.

Coincidentally, there are several stark reminders of the ongoing tragedy around the same time that the letter became public. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently revealed that its agents arrested more than 100 migrants who had previous criminal convictions, including for assault and weapons charges, last month. Customs and Border Protection announced that its officers seized more than 250 pounds of fentanyl last week, marking the largest bust of that drug in the history of the agency.

Democrats prefer to ignore these realities and pretend that the crisis was just “manufactured” by President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction MORE. Establishment Democrats such as House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiBoth sides were wrong about Mueller report, and none of it will likely matter for 2020 Elijah Cummings: 'I am begging the American people to pay attention to what's going on' Angus King: 'Mueller passed the obstruction question to the Congress and Barr intercepted the pass' MORE have mainly been content to obstruct his efforts to address the crisis, but now four of the up and coming stars of the party are suggesting that we should actively encourage it. Criminals who enter this country illegally should never become part of the “fabric of our community.” That is precisely why we need to embrace, not condemn, the many brave Americans who risk their lives every day for our security.

Madison Gesiotto is an attorney and commentator who serves with the advisory board of the Donald Trump campaign. She was an inauguration spokesperson and former Miss Ohio. She is on Twitter @MadisonGesiotto.