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Sunday, September 25, 2022

If you want secure borders, not open borders, the Virginia Pilot calls you "Protective, fearful, defensive"

 Kris Worrell runs the paper, and Brian Colligan is in charge of the opinion pages.  

Here's how they view you: you're despicable.

Shorter version: the reason millions of illegal immigrants are walking across the Mexican border and disappearing in your city has nothing to do with Biden's putting out the welcome mat.  But because Congress has not made everybody who wants to come here American citizens.  

Pilot Headline: No fix for immigration

Congressional inaction allowed Florida’s DeSantis to exploit desperate migrants.

[Millions of people simply walk across the border since Biden's election, but Worrell and Colligan blame Congress.  DeSantis took them to a liberal enclave that claimed to be a sanctuary for migrants but who quickly sent them away.]

The United States models itself as a country of immigrants, a great melting pot. Throughout its history it has welcomed people fleeing religious and political persecution, those in fear of war or violence or starvation, and those seeking lives of freedom and opportunity.

[Actually, none of this is true, but the Left is not good at history]

As much as this country is a physical state with defined borders, it is also an idea — a shining city on a hill, a beacon of liberty, a golden door. Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, says Lady Liberty as she greets new arrivals in New York Harbor.

[A country without borders is not a country.  The Statue of Liberty is not part of American law.]

But there’s always been the other side of America. Protective, fearful, defensive. America should be for Americans, they say, as if a child has a choice as to where he or she is born. Close the golden door, extinguish the beacon, pull up the ladder to those grasping at its bottom rungs. Build the wall.

[The Pilot doesn't think that America should put Americans first.  If you believe otherwise, you are evil incarnate according to Worrell and Colligan]

These two oppositional forces are not new — not at all — but the desperate people massing at our doorstep throughout the last decade have amplified that division. Those already inside the country illegally and who want to be a part of this country’s future wonder if America wants them, or only their labor.

[Question: do you want an unlimited number of people coming to America?  Because almost everyone who is not here wants to come here.  A question for Worrell and Colligan, is there a limit?  Can they come and stay are your house?]

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t the first American official to use vulnerable migrants as pawns for selfish political grandstanding. Stoking fear about immigrants is a nativist tale as old as time and DeSantis is simply the latest to wield that cudgel.

[Worrell and Colligan and their colleagues in the corporate press were way ahead of DeSantis to use immigrants as pawns.  If you would like to have some say about who comes to this country, you are a "nativist" and are "stoking fear."]

By sending a group of Venezuelans refugees to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, reportedly without their consent and possibly in violation of the law, DeSantis focused the nation’s attention on immigration.

[It is a stunning indictment of Worrell and Colligan that the millions of illegal migrants flooding our border have been hidden from the American people by the press until now.  Shameful.]

Will it stir a great national conversation on the issue? Honestly, it should. But will such a debate lead to rational, workable and effective solutions? That’s a steep hill to climb, for while both Republicans and Democrats agree something should be done, they disagree sharply about what.

Democrats want the nation to be welcoming of migrants, to formalize the status of the estimated 10 million undocumented people here, to provide a pathway for citizenship and expand visa programs that allow foreign nationals to come here for employment.

[Democrats are good guys.] 

In contrast, Republicans want to wall off the Southern border to halt migration from Central and South America, reduce the numbers of available visas and, per the party’s 2016 platform, reduce the number of naturalized citizens the country accepts each year.

[Repuiblicans are evil.] 

That’s a stark change from only 15 years ago, when President George W. Bush proposed an immigration compromise that would have provided a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the country, greatly expanded access for guest workers and significantly expanded border security measures through the deployment of new technology and the hiring of tens of thousands of new border patrol officers.

Virginia played a pivotal role in scuttling that plan. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor helped champion the president’s plan, only for voters in the 7th District Republican primary to toss him out of Congress. His opponent, Dave Brat, smeared the proposal as “amnesty for illegals.”

Expecting President Joe Biden to solve this problem himself is absurd, as it was to ask his predecessors to do so. The failure here is Congress, which needs to take responsibility for the issue and draft comprehensive legislation that addresses undocumented immigrants living here, provides the resources to care for and thoughtfully address migrants coming here, that expands visa programs for guest workers and, yes, strengthens border security.

[No.  The problem is Biden's decision to allow an uncontrolled surge of millions of people from all over the world to simply walk into the country.  That is the first and most critical issue that must be addressed. All other questions can wait.]

But it should be a policy rooted in compassion and in the belief that this nation should be a refuge from oppression, violence and fear. Immigrants have been instrumental to this country’s growth and prosperity, our defense and our endurance. To demonize them — as Americans throughout history have gleefully done — is to ignore that they are essential threads in the national fabric.

[It is cruel and desperately evil to encourage millions of people to begin a mass migration with the promise that once they get over the border, they can stay.  On the way here, thousands die, thousands are raped and abused, migrants are extorted by cartels who demand money to bring them over the border, and hundreds of thousands of Americans are murdered by fentanyl brought in by the drug cartels who use the migration as a way of bringing their killer drugs here.  The Biden open borders policy is a great crime against humanity.

This is the reality that Worrell and Colligan do not want you to know.  They are handmaids of evil.]  

To treat desperate people so cruelly, as DeSantis did, is reprehensible. But until Congress does its job, there will be more like him who follow and who will do worse.

[DeSantis did the American people a favor by forcing the press to actually acknowledge the crisis.  He chartered two planes to fly 50 illegal migrants to one of the richest, most Liberal enclaves in the country, a community that labeled itself as a "sanctuary city."  This so-called sanctuary city called in the National Guard to expel the migrants within 48 hours of their arrival.  Worrell and Colligan, and the rich snobs of Martha's Vineyard are heartless, soulless creatures who are good at virtue signaling but want nothing to do with the actual human beings who look to them for help.]

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