On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wondered why President Barack Obama’s administration was not dumping illegal immigrant children in exclusive liberal communities in Manhattan, Silicon Valley, and the Washington, D.C. suburbs to live with pro-amnesty advocates.
Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado on Saturday, Palin said that politicians and their rich pro-amnesty friends in Silicon Valley or Wall Street can afford the best security for their borders that money can buy in their exclusive, gated communities. But Palin said when it comes to taking care of the nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children who have come across the border since October of last year that they do not want deported, the same pro-amnesty advocates want them dumped in other communities.
“Notice they are not hauling illegals to the swanky neighborhoods of D.C. and Manhattan,” Palin said. “They are sending them to middle-class neighborhoods.” The high-tech industry has come under fire, as Palin noted, for pushing for no limits in the number of guest-worker visas that can be awarded to foreigners while laying off American workers. A week after Bill Gates co-wrote an op-ed calling for an unlimited number of guest-worker visas, Microsoft decided this week to slash 18,000 jobs. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has also spent millions of dollars through his FWD.us group to try to ram through comprehensive amnesty legislation.
In her Breitbart News op-ed calling for impeachment, Palin said that illegal immigration is the tipping point for her on impeachment because it impacts working Americans of all races and backgrounds.
“The federal government is trillions of dollars in debt; many of our cities are on the verge of insolvency; our overrun healthcare system, police forces, social services, schools, and our unsustainably generous welfare-state programs are stretched to the max,” she wrote.
Palin mentioned that “high crimes and misdemeanors” does not necessarily mean ordinary criminal offenses, and the Framers used to term to “mean a dereliction of duty.” Palin said the first duty of the president is to enforce the laws and preserve and protect the Constitution. She said that if Obama cannot be impeached because of his lawlessness on illegal immigration then nobody can. Palin, referencing Alexander Hamilton, noted that impeachable offenses meant the “abuse or violation of some public trust.” Hamilton called them “political” offenses because they “relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.”