Even the newly elected Republican majority in the House of Representatives has not shown the appetite or the will to reverse the flow of people across the border. Many Republicans speak only of the crisis “at” the border, as if the problem is just the 5,000 people who crossed over the average weekend, rather than the 5,000,000 who crossed in the last two years.
At a rally in Arizona, Donald Trump declared that “One of the highest priorities, when the Republicans take back Congress will be to . . . find and detain and deport every one of the illegal aliens that Joe Biden has released into our country.” Trump’s commonsense promise was cheered by his thousands of supporters, but it has gained no traction in the halls of Congress, where Democrats and even some Republicans are trotting out discredited ideas to extend amnesty to illegal migrants.
A week after the midterm elections, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer was bold enough to say the quiet part out loud. He said, “We have a population that is not reproducing on its own with the same level that it used to. The only way we’re going to have a great future is if we welcome immigrants.” Admittedly, Schumer was half-right with his statement. Because our national conscience has made family take a backseat to career and because abortion is considered more admirable than having a child, we aren’t reproducing at a healthy rate. However, the solution is not to import unvetted illegal immigrants who do not share our values or embrace American identity. The solution is to reaffirm the family as the building block of our culture. We must honor mothers who find satisfaction in homemaking as a career and fathers who consider leading their family to be their highest calling.
Schumer’s avowed goal of replacing the American population with immigrants is an open declaration of war on the family-friendly, hard-working, middle-class Americans who form the base of the Republican party. Left unaddressed, his policy will destroy our national government and our national identity as a whole. Will Republican leaders rise to meet the challenge?