Democratic lawmakers appear to be more concerned with foreigners than their own constituents, says an immigration watchdog, and a political analyst predicts the public is siding with President Trump.
U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a California lawmaker, along with fellow California representative Nanette Barragán, recently camped out with Central American asylum seekers at a U.S. port of entry in Tijuana, where the lawmakers demanded a quicker asylum process by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Jessica Vaughan, a former State Department foreign service officer now with the Center for Immigration Studies, calls it "unsettling" that members of Congress are using their authority to benefit illegal migrants.
"It is really damaging to the integrity of our legal immigration system and the rule of law," she says.
The lawmakers complained to left-wing magazine Newsweek that the migrants were waiting for hours in cold weather to be interviewed, and also claimed the federal agents were breaking international laws because they were turning away asylum seekers due to full capacity.
The lawmakers suspected the federal agents were lying, Newsweek reported.
Vaughan tells OneNewsNow it "really is sad that some elected members of Congress are working harder on behalf of people who want to flout our laws than working for citizens in their districts."
Meanwhile, American citizens are watching President Donald Trump exhibit strong leadership as he demands a border wall to keep a campaign promise, says political analyst Dr. Charles Dunn.
"Donald Trump reads the tea leaves as well as anyone in American politics," Dunn observes. "He understands that Americans are looking for a strong leader who can solve problems."
Dunn also took notice that California has moved its 2020 state primary from June to "Super Tuesday," which is March 3. That will prove to be a foolish move, he predicts, because states such as Iowa and South Carolina are better cross-sections of the country that far-left California.
"To win in California is to appeal successfully to the far left," he advises. "The far left is not mainstream America."
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