Leave it to CNN to declare that the law of the land cannot possibly be enforced so it should instead be ignored. That’s exactly the response National Politics Correspondent Eva McKend gave to Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) brilliant take on the illegal migrant crisis.
The Republican presidential candidate was asked at a New Hampshire campaign event what should be done about illegal migrants. His bare-boned answer was, “Deport them. Eliminate sanctuary cities.”
McKend retaliated by claiming that it is “not feasible” to deport 10 million people. Why not? It is either the law or it is not.
The backlash on X, the platform known as Twitter, was noticeably skeptical of the CNN mouthpiece’s claim. One correctly noted that the 10 million figure is at least two decades old and the true number is far higher.
Another response said that the federal government is capable of deporting “30 million.” A positive reaction declared that “if we work together it’s possible.”
Still, another X user said, “We can deport as many as we can find, and maybe, I don’t know, stop allowing people in?”
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The flood of millions of illegals pouring into the country took center stage last week when U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen again ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is illegal.
DACA currently keeps hundreds of thousands of people who came to the U.S. illegally as children within the borders. There are currently over 570,000 enrolled.
Of course, critics say that purging the nation of illegal migrants is impossible. Their attitudes were summarized by Aaron-Reichlin-Melnick, policy director for the American Immigration Council. He noted that roughly 2.5% of the U.S. population is “undocumented.”
He said that to deport all would require “roadblocks in communities around the country, ‘papers, please’ at every corner, and a fundamental transformation of this country from a free one into a police state.”
Again, the online response was telling.
One law-and-order supporter asked how they could vote for “this Melnick guy.” Another corrected him by saying it would only mean arresting a few hundred traffickers and taking legal action against some companies.
Still another summed up the situation with, “If you’re illegal you don’t have the right to be there…they gotta go.”
Whether there is the political will to deport illegal migrants under the Biden administration is another story. But it is dishonest for CNN or immigration activists to pretend it is impossible.