So it turns out that after all the hubbub over border separation against President Trump, Democrats and their allies in the media never really wanted a compromise. They just wanted to make President Trump look bad. Their next move? They now are pushing for President Trump to stop prosecuting illegal immigrants altogether!
The Daily Caller has the rundown:
Because the Trump administration prosecutes illegal border crossers at a 100 percent rate, leftists are now complaining that families will be detained at all — even if they’re detained together. The implicit assertion is that people who cross the border illegally shouldn’t be detained, even though those people often fail to show up for their court hearings.
“Under the zero tolerance policy … so long as these parents are being prosecuted criminally, they will continue to be separated from their children and will be separated from their parents for at least a few days,” Natalia Cornelio, a criminal justice reform director, told MSNBC.
MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt questioned what would “happen next,” noting, “this executive order does not end the zero tolerance policy — everyone will continue to be prosecuted which puts a serious strain on resources.”
Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin complained on CNN that “it does not reverse his zero tolerance policy and so we’re still going to have some really critical issues to deal with relating to … families with young children.”
Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein agreed, stating that the executive order “appears to be the next step in the Trump administration’s larger agenda to eliminate basic protections for asylum seekers.”
Feinstein: The executive order appears to be the next step in the Trump administration’s larger agenda to eliminate basic protections for asylum seekers.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 20, 2018
Even Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been a moderate when it comes to immigration, is calling out the left for moving the goalposts
The ink isn’t even dry on the new executive order ending separation policy & some Democrats already arguing that keeping families together isn’t enough. Now they want them & their parents released after unlawful entry knowing full well that high % will never appear for hearing
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 20, 2018