By Saritha Prabhu
The Tennessean, August 3, 2018
Democrats aren't listening to the people on immigration
Listening to Democratic Party leaders and their media supporters talk about immigration gives me massive cognitive dissonance.
Their argument has a strange up-is-down, black-is-white quality to it:
Uncontrolled illegal immigration is no problem!
Border protection is racist and offensive!
Arresting and deporting criminal aliens, even those that are violent, is immoral!
Enforcing our immigration laws is racist!
And now, of course, it has amped up — several Democratic leaders are openly talking about abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE.
The logical corollary to this is: Let all or most of the 7 billion people on planet Earth — decent people, criminals, terrorists, everyone — be able to come across the border to live in America.
And all this when increasing automation threatens to destroy what jobs we currently have.
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By Jacob Perry
The Federalist, August 9, 2018
This context is wholly absent from Vox’s presentation. The video succinctly describes the origins of MS-13 as “a group of teenagers, hanging out, smoking pot, listening to rock music” who eventually became “juvenile delinquents involved in street crimes who were stuffed into American jails.”
Vox specifically defends MS-13 against Trump’s charge that the gang is a drug-smuggling criminal cartel. The voiceover states, “that’s not really the case” and notes that the group “doesn’t have global ambitions.” Hannah Dreier, a ProPublica reporter showcased in the video, says “MS-13 is not really involved with the international drug trade.” Senior Vox reporter Dara Lind adds that “the organization doesn’t have that kind of sophistication to really play with the major players.” These assertions are made despite the fact that there is a growing mountain of evidence to the contrary.
Left-Wing Media Defend MS-13 Gangs: ‘American Problem,’ Hurting Other Immigrants