Editorial: Hard-line or just drawing a line?

President’s priorities of order on the border seen as extreme

Well, at least we know what the Associated Press thinks, anyway.

 

In a story on President Trump’s negotiating stance on immigration reform this week, the AP’s Jill Colvin writes of the administration’s “list of hard-line immigration priorities.” Excuse us, but isn’t “hard-line” an editorial comment, an opinion?

Many of us, if not most of us, think fixing the green card system and securing the border are common sense, not “hard-line.”

The media howled that the president’s immigration agenda is a deal-breaker for Democrats, who want children brought here illegally to be permanently shielded from deportation.

Few in the media will wail about the fact that Americans, through their leaders, agreed in the 1980s to pro-immigration policies in return for border security we never got. Talk about broken deals!

The president’s plan calls for “a border wall, more deportation agents, a crackdown on sanctuary cities and stricter limits to chain migration,” writes the Washington Times – adding that it would also give “federal agents more leeway to deny illegal immigrants at the border, to arrest and hold them when they’re spotted in the interior, and to deport them more speedily.”

Common sense, legality, a secure border. Hard-line? Good grief.

 

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