President Trump was right to declare in his State of the Union Address that the tolerance of the ruling elites’ for illegal immigration is not compassionate but cruel.
The Fortune 500 C-suite GOP donors and the open borders/Democrat Socialist crowd practice similar forms of sentimental barbarism: They both treat illegal immigrants inhumanely—as the means to their short-term ends.
For the C-suite GOP donor, the illegal immigrant is useful economically—reducing labor cost.
For the wild-eyed Marxist, the illegal immigrant is useful politically—increasing the cadre of reliable voters.
Both cohorts demagogue their respective parties with rhetoric that frightens voters away from the sort of compromise Trump proffered—a message consistent that of the Statue of Liberty.
A virtuous immigration policy puts a welcome mat in front of our golden door and opens it to new Americans who will serve the long-term interests of America for generations to come.