For far too long, the federal government has not been held accountable. There are numerous programs and policies that were set to expire but never did.
Government insiders let these programs continue, despite the drain they had on the American taxpayer. Politicians abuse policy to benefit themselves, all the while hoping the American people don’t find out.
But under President Trump, the government is getting in shape. Thousands of needless regulations have been slashed. Government waste is being reduced. The bloated corpses of numerous agencies is finally being eliminated.
One such policy has lasted for almost twenty years. It was ignored, allowing over 200,000 refugees to linger in limbo. Not anymore. Now the Trump administration is requiring them to leave.
From Wall Street Journal:
The Trump administration said Monday it was ending protections that have allowed more than 260,000 Salvadoran immigrants to live and work in the U.S. since 2001.
The protections won’t end until Sept. 9, 2019 “to allow for an orderly transition,” according to a statement released by the Department of Homeland Security.
The original protections, set in 2001, allowed Salvadorans already in the U.S. to remain after earthquakes devastated parts of their home country. Those protections have been periodically renewed, but the administration said that the conditions in place at the time no longer exist and that the statute dictates that the program end…
Only immigrants already living in the U.S. at the time of a disaster back home and who didn’t have a criminal record were eligible to stay under the program. The protections were extended over the years, allowing some immigrants to work and build lives in the U.S. under the program.
Of course, liberals are already freaking out. But this policy has been in place since 2001. These refugees had plenty of time to either apply for legal status or move back to their homeland. Keeping this rule in place is negligent and sloppy.
But that’s how the left operates these days, I guess. They let forgotten, sloppy policy stay in place. Hoping nobody would notice.
Why should the government let them stay, when El Salvador has long recovered? It’s been seventeen years. These refugees could have easily moved back home. Or at least worked with the Immigration System for a permanent solution. Did they really think the government would just let this situation slide forever?
That’s just what liberals expected. They never dreamed that our leaders would actually hold the government accountable. They expected illegal aliens could stay forever. They expected the government to pay everyone’s health insurance, college tuition, and salaries. They never expected the consequences or assumed the responsibility.
But that kind of leadership is long dead. We have a President that demands results and accountability.
That, more than anything else, is why liberals hate him.