Georgia Dem Ossoff says ICE should make sure illegal immigrants are paid well instead of deporting them
President-elect Joe Biden’s “first-day” agenda promises plenty of dubious actions: making America part of two discredited international organizations, the World Health Organization and the Paris climate accords; stripping regulations so transgender children can use bathrooms of their choice, an not of their biological sex; forcing Catholic nuns to buy contraceptives in their healthcare coverage; and opening the nation’s borders to people from designated terrorist countries.
But one hot item on Biden’s list sits well with Democrat Jon Ossoff, candidate for one of two U.S. Senate seats being contested in Georgia: proposing a bill that allows an estimated 700,000 illegal immigrants in the country under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program to stay in the country for good.
Yet Ossoff wants to do more for illegal immigrants.
Ossoff, who lost a winnable House seat a couple of years ago and who trailed his Republican opponent, Sen. David Perdue, in Election Day voting, believes it should be the mission of U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement officers to make sure illegal immigrants have good-paying jobs and health care – instead of actually enforcing America’s immigration laws.
Recently, Ossoff complained that illegal workers endure “brutal conditions” on farms in his state, not because they snuck into the country and took those jobs but because of their bosses.
According to National Review, when asked what the government should do about DACA recipients, who are people whose parents brought them into the country illegally when they were children, and who are often referred to as the “Dreamers,” Ossoff replied, “When federal agents arrive at one of these farms, it should be to make sure people are being paid the minimum wage, working in humane conditions.”
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— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) December 16, 2020
“We should have gratitude for those who keep us fed, who toil in the fields, and show humanity and compassion for those who are a part of our society, but living in the shadows,” he added. “So I will be there for you and for all Dreamers.”
NR also noted that Ossoff has a soft spot for others who flout American law.
At an online town hall in June, he praised the notion of “sanctuary cities.”
“It is important that there be bonds of trust between local law enforcement and local communities,” he said at the time. “We can’t live in a society where people are afraid to call the police while someone’s being assaulted in their home, because everyone’s going to get their papers checked when the local PD arrives.”
Right. And as President Ronald Reagan said eons ago, ”The simple truth is that we’ve lost control of our borders and no nation can do that and survive.”
Georgia voters will decide on Jan. 5 whether Ossoff will get to help Biden’s efforts to erase our border by not only codifying DACA, but also granting amnesty to an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants.