By Joshua Caplan - breitbart.com|
President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union address Tuesday evening that the issue of immigration illustrates the differences in realities between America's working class and its elites.
"No issue better illustrates the divide between America's working class and America's political class than illegal immigration. Wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards," the president said. "Meanwhile, working-class Americans are left to pay the price for mass illegal migration - reduced jobs, lower wages, overburdened schools and hospitals, increased crime, and a depleted social safety net. "
The president asserted that tolerance for illegal immigration is not a mark of compassion, but cruelty.
President Trump made illegal immigration a central theme in his speech, saying Republicans and Democrats "must join forces" to confront what he's calling "an urgent national crisis."
Trump said Congress "has 10 days left to pass a bill that will fund our government, protect our homeland and secure our very dangerous southern border" ahead of a February 15 deadline, before adding that lawmakers "have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens."
The speech was delivered a week later than originally scheduled after Pelosi said Trump would not be allowed to speak in front of the House Chamber until the partial government shutdown came to an end.
I'd like to see ALL the homes of all members of the House and Senate who oppose the border wall, and the degree to which they are protected by fences, walls and security guards, as well as whether they are in secure gated communities. The raw dishonesty of claiming walls don't work while living behind one is a great indicator of the morality of today's left.