Bill Statler | The Border Crisis Is Real

The current immigration situation at our border is a crisis, and not a “manufactured crisis” as the Democrats in Washington claim. The political Democrats didn’t think it was a manufactured crisis during the Obama administration when they declared we need a wall at our border to keep the illegal immigrants out of the country. The Democrats in Washington have now proven themselves to be hypocrites and liars as well as Trump haters.

The Democrats in Washington are now trying to push a bill through Congress that will give the illegals the right to vote in our country’s elections. It amazes me as to how ignorant the Democrats holding political offices in this country are.  They obviously have never read the Constitution of the United States. Our Constitution specifically states that in order to vote in this country you must (1) be 18 years of age or older and (2) you must be a citizen of the United States of America. 

In order to amend the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the state legislators. The Democrats will never get a two-thirds majority vote since they do not control the Senate. They know this.

It is easy to see what the Democrats in Washington are aiming for. By promising the illegal aliens trying to get into this country free medical care, free education, free everything, knowing full well they will never be able to keep these promises due to the costs, they expect the illegal immigrants to register and vote as Democrats.

The Washington Democrats’ first effort to skirt the Constitution was by demanding that illegal immigrants get driver’s licenses. They then could use these driver’s licenses to register to vote. Read the Constitution, Democrats.

I think that giving driver’s licenses to the illegal immigrants in this country is a good idea in order for them to have some means of identification, but the words NON-CITIZEN should be located on the front of the license in bold letters in order to prevent them from using them to register to vote until they become citizens.

Bill Statler, Santa Clarita

Editor’s note: In the interest of clarity, House Democrats did not actually vote in favor of giving the vote to illegal immigrants, according to politifact.com. Rather, they voted against a motion by Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, that proposed to add the following statement to HR1 before that bill was passed by the House: “It is the sense of Congress that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.” That motion was rejected 228-197, mainly along party lines. So, technically the Democrats did not vote to grant illegal immigrants the right to vote — but they did refuse to endorse a statement that doing so would devalue the vote and diminish the voting power of U.S. citizens.

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