Texas Democrat Congressman Joaquin Castro from San Antonio introduced legislation Tuesday that would remove derogatory terms for immigrants from the federal government’s lexicon. He has introduced the “Correcting Alienating Names in Government Act,” or CHANGE Act, that will eliminate the words “alien” and “illegal alien” from the nation’s governing federal immigration law and other government texts, and replace the terms with “foreign national” and “undocumented foreign national”, respectively.
Castro says. “Words matter. It’s vital that we respect the dignity of immigrants fleeing violence and prosecution in our language. The words ‘alien’ and ‘illegal alien’ work to demonize and dehumanize the migrant community. They should have no place in our government’s description of human beings.”
His brother, Democrat presidential candidate Julian Castro is advocating for the “decriminalization” of illegal immigration altogether which would create an open and uncontrolled border. Julian is also advocating for free health care for illegal aliens.
More “reports” are surfacing that claim illegal alien children are being threatened and abused while under Border Patrol custody. The “reports” have led to more demands by Democrats and pro-migrant activists to close detention centers.
According to the reports submitted to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) by clinicians and case managers, illegal alien children kept in unsanitary conditions and suffered verbal abuse and threats. There are also complaints that the minors had been held in Border Patrol custody for longer than the legally-mandated 72-hour limit before they were transferred to ORR care.
However, the liberal media ignores several facts. First, the Border Patrol has never been designed as a “child care agency.” They do not recruit nor train babysitters.
Another child has died as a result of international human trafficking and careless adult aliens who are risking all to enter the country illegally. Sadly, Democrats, leftists, and the liberal news media have politicized the tragedy to blamed President Trump and the U.S. immigration policy.
On Friday, June 14, it was reported that the body of a six-year-old girl from India was found dead from heat stroke in the Arizona desert. According to a medical examiner and the Border Patrol, the child’s mother left her with other migrants to go in search of water.
This fatality is the second of a migrant child in Arizona this year. The death highlights the danger the summer heat can pose to adults and children who are attempting to enter the U.S. illegally through the desert.
President Trump announced a delay on the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but this could be a political trap to expose Democrats’ pro-open borders positions during the election season.
On Saturday, June 22, President Trump offered Democrats and some Republicans a chance to address the illegal immigration border crisis. He announced that the planned mass roundup of illegal aliens by ICE was being delayed for two weeks, IN THE HOPE that a bipartisan solution to the border crisis can be reached.
Pres. Trump tweeted, “At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the deportations for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!”
The negative impact of illegal immigration and the border crisis is being felt by large and small communities, mostly thanks to local liberal policies that invite and support illegal immigration. Cities and towns are feeling the pinch now, but it will get worse as more “migrants” arrive.
For example, in Carrizo Springs, TX, the federal government was planning to turn rental apartments for oil workers into a shelter for “migrants.” Residents have protested the plan because they fear the illnesses and crime the aliens might bring to their small community.
In San Antonio, the city government is searching for French speakers to help about 400 West Africans who are in local shelters. The West Africans are in addition to several thousand “migrants” that are already in the city straining local social services and public safety.
Almost half a million migrants have entered the U.S. since January 2019, and they are creating a problem not only at the border but also in communities in the interior of the country. Uncontrolled immigration has brought crime and social issues to many cities that never dealt with such problems, and it is only going to get worst.