The union representing 16,500 Border Patrol agents says Hillary Clinton’s immigration agenda would exceed the lawlessness of President Barack Obama’s “abysmal record”on immigration and leave Americans vulnerable.
“Clinton’s plan is another troubling example of her eagerness to ignore the inconvenient truth that we live in dangerous times,” the National Border Parol Union issued in a statement Thursday. “She continues to put the desires of social elites above the deafening choir of hard-working everyday citizens who are demanding real border security. We can no longer afford to weaken border security and hope for the best. Clinton’s Immigration Plan is dangerous, and may win her fringe voter support at the risk of every family’s security.”
Clinton is slated to accept the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night. The National Border Parol Union’s statement, issued in advance of her address to the Democratic National Committee, takes a hatchet to not only Clinton’s plans but also Obama’s immigration legacy.
“History will not look kindly on President Obama’s border security policies and his conscientious efforts to mislead the American people. Historians may refer to this period as the ‘Era of No Consequences,’ which resulted in the increase of dangerous drugs like meth and heroin, as well as criminal aliens flooding our communities,” the union explained.
According to the union, the administration’ efforts to mask the dilution of immigration law, in order to implement amnesty programs for illegal immigrants, is its “biggest — and deadliest — lie.”
“The truth is that those living in the U.S. illegally were less likely to be deported than under any previous administration,” the National Border Patrol Council explained.
“Interior deportations under Obama were down 40 percent and at a nine-year low. In addition, eight out of ten illegal immigrants caught at the border were allowed to stay,” the union continued. “In many cases, they were given taxpayer-funded bus tickets to relocate to cities in the interior of the nation.”
Obama’s “true legacy on border security,” the council said, is essentially lawlessness that has allowed illegal immigrants, criminals, and drugs to infiltrate the U.S. with few consequences.
“A reasonable person would think that, after reviewing this abysmal record, Obama’s potential successor would distance themselves from this disaster,” it continued. “However, Secretary Hillary Clinton’s only criticism was that Obama did not go far enough. Clinton and Obama both agree that they must appease the radical extremists in their party’s furthest fringe.”
The union argued that Obama and Clinton are blind to the true dangers facing the U.S., including the threat from religious extremists.
“Instead of investing in measures to secure our nation’s borders, they have openly and actively pursued what Secretary of State John Kerry called a ‘borderless world,’” the union added. “Americans need to ask themselves: Do we want to risk the safety and security of our family, businesses and communities on the dangerous and extreme policies supported by the ACLU, American Friends Service Committee, and other ideological extremists?”
Beyond the national security concerns the problem of illegal immigration, exacerbated by Obama’s record, according to the union, hits the already vulnerable.
“To our deep dismay and concern, the Clinton Immigration Plan embraces and expands the Obama policies that created the ‘Era of No Consequences,’” the union said. “These policies fueled the illegal immigration crisis and drug epidemic that victimized entire cities and destroyed families. Those that were hardest hit by these policies included minorities, single mothers, existing lawful resident aliens, and others who had to compete for services and charities that were overwhelmed by the massive influx of illegal aliens.”
Specifically Clinton’s amnesty plan, the union said, “demonstrates her deeply alarming willingness to sell out the security of American families to advance her political or financial interests.”
“We would face an unprecedented crisis if she was elected and allowed to implement her plan,” it said. “Cartels and Islamic extremists would quickly manipulate this chaos and further their plans to harm innocent American citizens. Clinton has pledged to close detention centers, release immigrant family members and offer American citizenship, Obamacare, education, and amnesty to all. She mysteriously chooses to ignore the lessons from recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Paris, Belgium, Nice, Orlando and London, as she pushes to drastically expand refugee admissions to citizens from countries not friendly to the U.S.”
The union concluded it’s statement with the assertion, “The National Border Patrol Council, and its 16,500 Border Patrol Agent members stand in opposition to this reckless, radical and deeply dangerous plan.”