Time’s Up for ‘Temporary’ Alien Protection

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 Time's Up for ‘Temporary' Alien Protection

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Seventeen years after granting “temporary protected status” to nearly 200,000 Salvadoran citizens who had fled earthquakes in 2001 or who were already here illegally and claimed they were unable to return to their homeland because of civil strife, America is setting a deadline:

Get right with the law or go home.

As if we haven't shown enough generosity to these provisional guests in our home, the Department of Homeland Security gave the Salvadorans until September 2019 to get their affairs in order. But the usual suspects in the permanent Gang of Amnesty — identity-politics Democrats, Big Business Republicans, anti-rule of law activists and sovereignty-sabotaging pundits — condemned the Trump administration's announcement this week with a heaping dose of hyperbole.

Maria Rodriguez, executive director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, called the move a “racial cleansing.”

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin called the revocation “monstrous” and called on Democrats to hold government funding hostage until the nearly two-decade-old “temporary” protections were restored indefinitely.

NBC analyst Anand Giridharadas likened the decision to “the German occupation of, and use of forced labor from, Belgium in World War I; and the Armenian genocide.”

That's insanity. Here's a proposal. How about I force my way into Mr. Giridharadas' residence uninvited and demand to stay for at least 17 years under the guise of seeking “temporary” shelter. Would he consider a rational and responsible decision to evict me and reclaim his home for himself and his family tantamount to a war crime?

Enforcing a limit on humanitarian gestures is the responsible thing for any self-sustaining nation to do. Previous Democrat and Republican presidents, however, have shirked their duty — opting instead to renew illegal alien protections ad nauseam. So beneficiaries of our supposedly time-limited generosity established families and footholds here. They gained permanent residency, work permits and other taxpayer-subsidized benefits, along with ever-expanding lobbying power as a political constituency.

The Temporary Protected Status program was supposed to provide short-term relief and shelter to people from foreign countries hit by natural disasters, environmental catastrophes, civil war, epidemic diseases or other “extraordinary and temporary conditions.” But they were always expected to go back home when those conditions improved.

The federal statute that created TPS clearly mandates terminating the protections once the conditions that led to TPS designation no longer exist. The law “prohibits judicial review of any determination with respect to the designation, termination, or extension of TPS” and “prohibits the Senate from considering legislation that would adjust the status of TPS aliens to that of a lawful temporary or permanent resident” once the status is removed, according to former House Judiciary Committee immigration counsel Nolan Rappaport.

Back in 1999, however, the Federation for American Immigration Reform warned Congress:

“Each special program that provides short-term relief has been followed by persistent demands for similar treatment by other groups and nationalities, not necessarily made up of persons in the same circumstances. It has now been politicized beyond recognition, and certainly no longer deserves the support of the general public.”

Indeed, TPS turned into TINO: Temporary in Name Only. Illegal aliens from Honduras and Nicaragua were added to the list, followed by citizens of Haiti, Nepal, Syria, Angola, Sudan, Yemen, Montserrat and more. To date, we've granted sacrosanct TPS status to more than 400,000 people from a total of 22 countries who have grown increasingly entitled to automatic renewal of their protections every 18 months over the past two decades.

There's no polite way to tell houseguests who've overstayed their welcome that it's time to go, but perpetual amnesty for illegal aliens — whether it's called TPS, DACA or DREAM — will only beget more illegal immigration.

Time's up.


About Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on CRTV.com. As well as the author of “Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs” and “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America…” . Her email address is [email protected]

  • 16 thoughts on “Time’s Up for ‘Temporary’ Alien Protection

    1. And Tucker Carlson? He’s great. Carlson said:
      “Congress is full of people from both parties who believe that the point of our immigration policy is to provide cheap labor to their donors and to atone for America’s imaginary sins against the world.
      They couldn’t care less about immigration’s effect on you or your family. Yet these are the same people the president now says he trusts to write the immigration bill, the one he will sign no matter what it says. So what was the point of running for president?”

    2. And billions of taxpayer dollars later, more good news; if it happens. Michelle Malkin always does a good job ans sas it like it is.

    3. The Dept of Homeland security should put a bounty on all illegal aliens. Lots of people need jobs. The illegals would have to be brought in reasonably healthy, of course.

    4. It is too bad other nations are and have been so screwed up. Our founders fought and died to bring freedom and prosperity to America. These people from other nations should go home and do the same. Many Americans have fought and died since the founding of OUR nation to preserve it. We have earned the rights, priviliges and prosperity that is OURS to strive for. America cannot save or change the world. If we continue to try we will lose OUR nation. Anerica First!

    5. We have been generous enough with these immigrants. Ship them out like Ike did and we will be better off for it. The democrats think the more there are then they get more illegal votes. Afterall, the one world order doesn’t believe in borders and that is the democrats sugar daddys. They are not just stupid and foolish, they are dangerous to our way of life and individual freedoms.

    6. Democrats at the highest level and their top of the heap buddies running the major media are doing everything they can to bring down the country so that social control can take over. Flooding the country with illegals and every other idea from higher taxes forcing families to have to have two incomes–leaving the kids, and so much more possible to support and drag down the economy and attack individual income is the best way other than a police state type take over–which would follow after the economic failure they are trying to engineer. These top tier democrat “idealists” (or worse) are really dangerous people and ultimately due to PC, welfare, government regulations, laws (like neutralizing the Second Amendment) and so much more…will ultimately win.

    7. No matter what the government do, nothing holds water unless the border is fully closed. When it’s closed, then we choose which immigrant will go and who will stay. Of course all criminals and with bad records shld. go. But there are some who helps and worked hard for the people and the country shld stay.

    8. “Maria Rodriguez, executive director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, called the move a “racial cleansing.”

      Or more properly termed A cleansing of Illegal Criminals from a country that is not theirs. Well Bye

      1. She’s wrong. I know folks from a number of those countries, and they are, just ike us, of mixed “race”. Just like “Americans” are from dozens if different races, so in Central America and Mexico. ‘ve met German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and dozens of different indian tribal backgrounds and blends. They are no omre, and likley far less, mono-race than we are. So, she’s wrong on that score. Trot out the old “race card” whenever stompting your feet and throwing a crying fit don’t get your way. Grow up, woman. Or maybe I should say “little girl”, Muchachita. Yeah, that’s it.

        1. @Tio N, I don’t care if they are a mixed lot, mix race, or mixed nuts. They are not American citizens. We need to keep them out.

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