October 7, 2021
By Brian Lonergan
“Mr. Ness, everyone knows where the booze is. The problem isn’t finding it. The problem is, who wants to cross Capone?”
— Sean Connery, The Untouchables (1987)
Like Prohibition-era bootleggers unloading barrels of whiskey in broad daylight, the anti-borders Left has been flouting the law in public for decades now as it enables a vast and profitable human trafficking operation through south Texas. In today’s gaslit, no-accountability culture, the problem isn’t finding the crime, but in naming the perpetrators and exposing their motives.
To be sure, financial gain is a big incentive in the immigration scam that is being conducted against America. There are numerous beneficiaries including the cartels that traffic the people, “charities” that get a piece of the action for moving the human cargo throughout the country, and stateside businesses that reap the benefit of cheap foreign labor.
These parties seem largely indifferent to being called out for their roles in the scam. It comes from a confidence in knowing that, regardless of who knows what, the operation will roll on without so much as a speed bump.
Calling out the political actors and their motives is a different animal altogether. Even the most naïve political dilettante can see that importing large swaths of impoverished foreign nationals will ultimately benefit the Democratic Party at the local, state and national levels.
Many traditional Democrat voters—including union members, ethnic minorities and working-class people in general—have become swing voters. A newly-arrived permanent political underclass will rely on and reward the party for the cradle-to-grave entitlements that are embedded in the party’s platform, and so these older constituencies are no longer as necessary to Democrats.
Calling out what is patently obvious to most has been met with self-righteous indignation. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson found that out when he explained the political side of this scam on his highly-rated show. The Left deployed its surrogate attack dogs, in this case the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
Once a highly respected group that fought anti-Semitism, the ADL has since descended into the world of partisan politics. Its current CEO, former Clinton administration aide Jonathan Greenblatt, injected race into the debate and demanded Carlson’s firing for what he described as the host’s “dog whistle” to racists and for pushing a “great replacement” theory that, he argues, could only be advanced by white supremacists.
The racism charge has become a tiresome, default attack by the Left against anyone who opposes its agenda. Greenblatt and his fellow travelers don’t deny the charge that they are using illegal immigration to win more elections, they only hurl the rock of meritless racism allegations in an attempt to silence the accusers. As Carlson has often stated, this is an issue of protecting the voting rights of all Americans, not an issue of race.
The duplicity of the Left on this can be seen by the example of Cuba. In July of this year Cubans shocked the world by showing up in large numbers to protest the totalitarian communist government that has ruled the island since 1959. Many on the right called for these demonstrators to be given asylum in America. Even though Cubans oppressed by their government for protesting would seem like ideal candidates for asylum in the U.S., Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced that anyone seeking asylum from Cuba would be denied because of laws pertaining to those seeking asylum via the sea.
Residents of Cuba have skin that is as brown as that of anyone who was admitted into the U.S. from Central America. So why the refusal? Maybe because Cubans are generally staunch anti-communists who have helped turn Florida into the red state it is today. Adding them to our electorate would hurt the Democrats in elections, so they are denied entry.
There are laws on the books that make it illegal to walk across our borders, yet Democrats turn a blind eye and encourage more illegal crossings. With the Cubans, Democrats cite the rule of law and coldly slam the door shut to legitimate victims of government persecution. If Cubans were inclined to vote differently, does anyone doubt that Democrats would tell us we have a moral imperative to ignore the written law and allow these victims safe passage? If Central Americans voted like Cubans, Democrats on Capitol Hill would be leading the charge to build the wall and deport illegal aliens.
The anti-borders policies of the Left clearly seek to change the voting demographics of the country to enshrine an extreme agenda that native-born American citizens would likely not support. Calling out that agenda has nothing to do with race, but with the opposition to having our votes diluted and cancelled out by foreign nationals who entered our country illegally. Bringing attention to such nefarious plans is not a hate crime, but a civic duty.
Brian Lonergan is director of communications at the Immigration Reform Law Institute , a public interest law firm working to defend the rights and interests of the American people from the negative effects of mass migration.
Also published at: Brian Lonergan, Exposing the Left’s Border Scam Is Now a ‘Hate Crime’, American Greatness, October 7, 2021.
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