The GOP’s Sudden, Touching Concern for Immigrants

The GOP’s Sudden, Touching Concern for Immigrants January 12, 2019

When Donald Trump gave his televised address the other day, he tried to cast the situation at the Mexican border as a “humanitarian crisis.” That’s the new line, that the Democrats don’t care about immigrants or they would adopt policies to discourage them from trying to come here. RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel is dutifully adopting that line:

And she’s right, it truly IS a humanitarian crisis. But you treat a humanitarian crisis by treating the humans caught up in it, by helping them, not by tear gassing them and taking their children away. Sorry, Republicans, you don’t get to have it both ways. Is it a beleaguered group of desperate, sick people coming here seeking safety or is it an “invasion” of “rapists and murderers” and “unknown Middle Eeasterners” intent on committing terrorism and destroying our way of life? Pick one, because they can’t both be true.

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