It’s Time for Ingrates to Go

It's Time for Ingrates to Go
It's Time for Ingrates to Go

U.S.A.-( Crying “hate” is a lazy way to debate. But in the Beltway, where honest discussion and vigorous deliberation are desperately needed, the rhetorical sloth is so thick you need a Big Foot circular saw to cut it.

Take Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, who thrust a Liberian immigrant, Linda Clark, into the limelight as her State of the Union special guest and poster child. “She has lived here over 18 years,” Rep. Omar lamented, “and there's no reason she should be taken from her family.” Ahead of the annual address to Congress on Tuesday, Rep. Omar blasted President Donald Trump for “threatening to deport” Clark and “thousands of Liberians for no reason other than hate.”

Clark in turn echoed her radical host's heated rhetoric, calling White House efforts to reform the Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure programs “hateful” and castigating Trump “for deliberately targeting people like me.”

Sigh. This is why the White House cannot deal in good faith with the unreasonable party of “abolish ICE!” “no walls!” “amnesty for all!” and “deportation equals hate!” The Democrats have weaponized America's grace against itself.

There is a very simple reason that Omar's SOTU guest and hundreds of thousands like her from 10 different countries have been threatened with deportation. They were allowed to enter, stay and work here because of the extraordinary generosity of the United States of America. And now, after decades of our government's largesse, their time is finally up.

The Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure programs were established as part of the Immigration Act of 1990, signed by President George H.W. Bush. (News flash: Bush was a Republican, but the Resistance smear merchants never let such facts get in the way of their hate hyperbole.) The idea was to create an orderly way to deal compassionately with foreigners who could not return to their home countries due to natural disasters, hurricanes, environmental catastrophes, civil war, epidemics and other “extraordinary and temporary conditions.”

An estimated 250,000 illegal immigrants from El Salvador first won TPS golden tickets after an earthquake struck the country in January 2001. In addition, 60,000 illegal immigrant Haitians received TPS after earthquakes in their homeland in 2010. An estimated 90,000 illegal immigrant Hondurans and Nicaraguans have been here since 1998 — when Hurricane Mitch hit their homeland. Several hundred Somalis remain in the country with TPS first granted in 1991, along with some 700 Sudanese who first secured TPS benefits in 1997.

TPS designees won three-year renewable passes to live and work here, travel freely and enjoy immunity from detention or deportation. Participants were originally required to provide proof that they arrived here on an eligible date, committed no more than two misdemeanors and no felonies and maintained a continuous presence in the country. But the programs are dangerously rife with unchecked document fraud, including unknown numbers of TPS winners who have used multiple aliases and faked their country of origin to qualify.

And without a fully functioning biometric entry-exit database in place to track temporary foreign visitors, there's no way to track all the TPS enrollees.

As I've reported repeatedly over the past quarter-century, these “temporary” amnesties have become endless, interminable residency plans for unlawful border crossers, visa overstayers and deportation evaders from around the world. They are not, and never were, entitled to be here. Entry into our country is a privilege, not a right. That's not “hateful.” It's the stance that every modern, industrialized sovereign nation takes toward noncitizens.

Trump is the first commander in chief to challenge the temporary-in-name-only farce since the creation of the program. At least 3,700 Liberians like Clark have been here since 1991 on TPS because of civil wars that ended 16 years ago. President Bill Clinton first ordered Deferred Enforced Departure (discretionary deportation delays) for this group in 1999, arguing that the country was still unstable. Nineteen years later, after multiple extensions by Presidents Bush and Obama, Trump finally determined that it was safe for these guests to return to their homeland.

But instead of thanks and farewell, the beneficiaries of our country's humanitarian TPS and DED policies like Linda Clark and their Democratic enablers like Rep. Omar are clinging bitterly and hurling invectives at leaders who take our laws and borders seriously. The disgruntled “victims” have an army of ACLU lawyers helping them sue to avoid deportation and a phalanx of open borders journalists to drum up public sympathy for their plights. Next week, they'll be marching on Washington, pounding their drums and shaking their fists as they demand green cards and citizenship.

What other nation in the world has been so foolishly tolerant of so many foreign ingrates and agitators overstaying their welcome?

If President Trump can't pull the plug on this interminable charade, no one can. Once again, my old adage will prove true: There is no such thing as a “temporary” amnesty.

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Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on As well as the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” & “Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild“. Her email address is [email protected]

  • 21 thoughts on “It’s Time for Ingrates to Go

    1. The caravans have many, many young men in them. things may be tough in their country but they think if they get a foot in the door here everything will be good. Everything needed is given to them and they don’t have to work. I drove by a park the other day and a hispanic family, mother father and three kids just enjoying the park. My first thought was why isn’t he working. Then I figured out for myself, why should he bother there are all the programs that keep them by using our tax dollars. That is what these young guys are looking for by forcing themselves into this country- everything is free and they don’t have to work. If we took away any help maybe they would stay home and try to make life better there.

      1. BINGO!! We get it, the morons who vote for this crap, don’t. We may have to take alternate means if the ballot, given to so many who are not legal voters, fails. The socialists want our backs to the wall. Speaking as a warfighter, that is NOT a good place to be in. Don’t let them do it!!

    2. Identifying persons here illegally is necessary, although, these violators are often lost to authorities. However, if the US really wants to put itself on a secure footing it must do what nearly every country does: identify its citizens through a system of national ID. With a biometric national ID system, citizens can prove their right to be here, while others without valid, current entry visas will stand out. This is why Canada can protect its sovrignty with only checks at points of entry. If one crosses into Canada through its mostly unguarded border, one will not be able to access anything, service, hotel, work, large purchase, e.g., without either a valid Canadian ID or a valid passport with a visa and entry stamp.

    3. Now it’s Time to Say Good Bye
      To All Our Company ! ( and emergency relief visitors )
      MIC, See Ya Real Soon ( over the Border)
      KEY Why ? Because it’s Time ! ( to get out )
      M-O-U-S-E ( you’ve all overstayed your welcome )
      theme for our congressional Losers

    4. President Trump do your duty and make a public proclamation pursuant to U.S. Code Title 50 (War and National Defense) Chapter 3 (Alien Enemies) Section 21 (Restraint, regulation, and removal). The U.S. is under predatory incursion from foreign governments when this has happened in the past WW1 & WW2 the president made the public proclamation!

      “Whenever there is a declared war between the United States and any foreign nation or government, or any invasion or predatory incursion is perpetrated, attempted, or threatened against the territory of the United States by any foreign nation or government, and the President makes public proclamation of the event, all natives, citizens, denizens, or subjects of the hostile nation or government, being of the age of fourteen years and upward, who shall be within the United States and not actually naturalized, shall be liable to be apprehended, restrained, secured, and removed as alien enemies. The President is authorized in any such event, by his proclamation thereof, or other public act, to direct the conduct to be observed on the part of the United States, toward the aliens who become so liable; the manner and degree of the restraint to which they shall be subject and in what cases, and upon what security their residence shall be permitted, and to provide for the removal of those who, not being permitted to reside within the United States, refuse or neglect to depart therefrom; and to establish any other regulations which are found necessary in the premises and for the public safety.”

    5. BS, If your country is “Safe” GTFO! if not, Go back and work to make it safe so GTFO! Or take the steps to be come a citizen.

    6. Politicians who swore under oath but fail to enforce the laws are liars who need to be removed from office. Let’s be clear, when you don’t follow the laws you get exactly this type of problem. Then when someone comes along to enforce the laws these same politicians cry foul. This cycle can never be broken unless term limits are imposed and these elected officials are held accountable.

    7. There have been numerous articles on illegal immigration. I’ve seen where people in Honduras and Guatemala are given. ( by Democrats) voting cards, prepaid MasterCard, prepaid cell phones and told to go to the USA. On TV, certain Hispanic groups said they are welcoming these caravans and when they arrive, they will get them jobs, cars and apartments! We’ve got homeless veterans living on the streets but they don’t give a damn about them These illegals burn the American flag, throw rocks at Boarder Patrol agents, demand you give them your job, yell obscenity at white people and the demon-craps love all this.I’ve got two friends out of work and can’t find jobs. When they go to apply, one of the requirements is that they speak and write Spanish. Can you believe that? And certain races are more prone to being violent. Look at Detroit and Chicago. Sixty years ago they were fine, now look at them.The far left thinks everyone in the world should be able to move here with no restrictions. How do you think life would be here with a billion people? The far left wants to ban all our guns to make us helpless against criminal and illegals. Look at the murders now being committed by illegals. And the left tries to down play it. Most if not all of these illegals are members of street gangs or drug gangs. or have family members who are. And they want to sell drugs as they can make more money. Plus these people have 10 to 15 kids per family. Illegals want your job, your car and your money! Stop all immigration to the USA now!

    8. Our patience as a nation has run thin. Our citizens would be shocked if and when the reality of these “free loaders “ of our national kindness was made known. Unfortunately the MSM will never expose the motivation and actions of the
      Communists, Socialist and other enemies of our Republic.

    9. How long before we who love America start enforcing the laws of the land and physically remove all of these domestic enemies of the Constitution and the rule of law??

      1. The United States of America takes in more immigrants than any other country ever did and ever will /we give them everything they need to survive / then they take our kindness for stupidity,,lie Marry their own brother , cheat ,steal and possibly kill to achieve their Muslim democratic communist agenda””We the people “”know what time it is ,,,unfortunately these other folks are about to find out

        1. Greg, what and how are We-the-People going to go about it. This has perplexed me for many years – how to get politicians to obey and uphold the Constitution. And if they do not, what powers do we have to compel or remove them (not thru voting either – takes too long)? So what are we to do about the constant flow of illegals into our country especially when Trump is just all talk? Massive numbers of illegals are already here and more on the way. How long do we wait before we take action and what can we do?

          1. I’ve Pondered that same Question !
            Every time you try to get them out,
            People keep bringing them back ,
            With More power & Stupidity !

    10. Looks like cousin Eddy is still over,
      staying his Christmas Holiday !
      Time to go is Just that TIME to GO !
      Americas tit is Going Dry ! So Move it ,
      Along ! Go Visit some other Country ,
      that will Put You up for How ever Long
      as they will , ( Till they Get Wise )
      Go Home , Apply for a Visa and apply
      for Citizenship ! Do it Right or Not at All !!!!!

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