If liberals didn’t have double standards they would have no standards at all. Over the course of the next four years we will see fake outrage over actions to be taken by President Trump where similar Obama actions received no response. It’s the mainstream media play acting at its best.
Sometimes it’s nice to hear an official who gets it.
H/T US Herald
“It’s all about the messenger and not the message.”
That’s what one Louisiana sheriff says is at the heart of opposition to President Trump’s early moves to address the problem of illegal immigration that is dividing the country even as it continues to drive social, economic and diplomatic costs.
Sheriff Greg Champagne, of Saint Charles Parish, only 30-minutes outside New Orleans, claims there is a “double-standard” in the way Trump’s actions on immigration are being reported and criticized compared to the way President Obama’s policies were received.
Champagne said Obama faced little criticism – or even attention – as he deported 2.5 million illegal immigrations in his second term alone, from 2012 through 2016.
It should be noted, however, that while that number may be accurate, it reflects the policy of the Obama administration in counting those persons detained at the border at the time of attempted entry as deportations, rather than using the longstanding definition of the word, which refers to the standard practice of apprehension, arrest and conveyance to the country of origin by immigrations officials after the illegal is in residence somewhere in the United States.
The actual number of illegal aliens deported under the usual meaning of the term may, in fact, be substantially lower than reported.
Sheriff Champagne was also quick to refute some claims that Immigration Customs and Enforcement agents are engaging in a widespread “round-up” of children from schools, families on their way to church and otherwise simply going about their daily life in such a way that is creating fear and panic among illegals.
“If they are arrestable on a state or local offense, they are arrested,” he said. “We are a nation of laws. We have to bring a halt to the influx of illegal immigration at our Southern border.”
Champagne’s parish is just hours away from the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern border of Texas, which puts it squarely in the debate regarding illegal immigrants flooding into the country and President Trump’s moves to stop the entries while deporting those who are in the U.S. unlawfully.
The sheriff’s comments were also sharply critical of Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, a Democrat, who announced that he had instructed the state’s law enforcement agencies to disregard federal law with respect to any illegal immigrants at schools and prisons.