When the financial crisis was rocking America in 2008, future Obama chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.”
Congressional Democrats have taken that advice to heart and are trying to exploit the coronavirus pandemic to push for their left-wing items.
The Washington Examiner reported over the weekend that a coalition of 15 Democrat lawmakers are demanding that Immigration and Customs Enforcement halt all deportations, citing the coronavirus pandemic as the justification.
“For detainees who are immunocompromised or otherwise susceptible to the worst consequences of contracting COVID-19, holding them in detention may be literally a matter of life and death,” the group alleged.
They went on to insist that removing “people who may have been exposed to coronavirus to either countries that have few or no cases or to countries with weak health care infrastructure is an unacceptable risk to take.”
“Many countries, including the United States, are implementing strict border controls during this pandemic, and we should make no exception for ICE Air and deportations,” the Democratic contingent concluded.
Radical Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democratic lawmaker who is one of the advocates for the policy, has gone as far as to call for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“Abolish ICE,” the Minnesota congresswoman tweeted in August of 2018, going on to add, “There is no compromise.”
“Our immigration system is deeply broken,” she concluded. “We shouldn’t seek to punish families seeking safety and opportunity. We should create fair and accessible pathways to citizenship.”
The Democrats’ letter made no mention of what should be done with foreign criminals in lieu of deporting them.
Removing criminal aliens has been a priority for the Trump administration, and there’s absolutely no chance that the president will allow dangerous illegal aliens to roam free in America.
In recent weeks, Trump and his team provided several updates on their progress and some of the measures they are working on with Congress.
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation last Wednesday providing billions of dollars to limit the damage from the coronavirus pandemic through free testing, paid sick leave, and expanded safety-net spending.
Congress and the White House are discussing additional stimulus measures that could cost more than $1 trillion.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that the administration is working to get checks to Americans in two weeks to help workers cope with the economic effects of the crisis.
Trump has decided to suspend all travel from the European Union as well as the U.K. and Ireland.
The president also declared a national emergency.
While Americans are in desperate need of financial assistance, Pelosi and Democrats are trying to slip in measures to help them in the upcoming election.