President Trump likes to refer to certain elements of the media as the “fake press.” It may be a bit harsh, but he is not entirely wrong despite the sanctimonious protestations emanating from the Fourth Estate. The reporting on Trump’s plan to deport millions of illegal aliens is a case-in-point.
As reported by the anti-Trump media, the President is calling for the tracking down of the 25 million, or so, illegal aliens currently residing in America. They say the plan is heartless – and physically impossible. They express it as yet another example of Trump’s disdain for minorities.
It makes a great story on the left-wing elitist press, but … it is not true. Trump is NOT proposing to track down and deport every person who is here illegally.
What he is proposing is that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) go after approximately 2.7 million illegal aliens – about 1.7 million from Mexico who have been ordered deported by the courts because (1) they do not qualify for asylum or (2) they are criminals.
Allow me to reiterate that. These are individuals who have come before the bar of justice and been ORDERED to be booted back to their homelands. It would seem that anyone who claims we live under the rule-of-law would certainly agree that court orders should be obeyed.
Democrats’ opposition to the removal of these individuals is just another example of their hypocrisy. If they are not supporting open borders, the deporting of these individuals should be a no brainer. Well … you cannot expect the Democrats to just admit that they want to allow even those who do not qualify for asylum – and even criminals – to remain in America in defiance of court orders, so they make up an alternative news story – a false narrative — and the media gives them cover with reports that can only be described as political propaganda.
I must admit, that I am not a fan of using the term “fake news,” but the way this story has been reported is not accurate … it is dishonest … and yes, fake. Every news outlet that proffers that narrative is a disgrace to journalism. Sadly, THAT is not new news.
So, there ‘tis.