HILLARY CLINTON, SECRETARY OF STATE: “We are not going to be accepting into the United States Haitians who are attempting to make it to our shores. They will be interdicted. They will be repatriated.”
You most certainly never heard the aforementioned from “W,” whose open-border policies made Bill Clinton’s immigration enforcement look like Operation Wetback. Here’s Hillary on Haitian immigration:
“The United States will enforce its own laws and repatriate any Haitians who illegally enter US territory while fleeing quake-hit Haiti, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday.
“Ordinary and regular immigration laws will apply going forward, which means we are not going to be accepting into the US Haitians who are attempting to make it to our shores,” Clinton told reporters.
“They will be interdicted, they will be repatriated,” the chief US diplomat said when asked what could be done to prevent Haitians from fleeing the country in the first place. [AFP]
Writes Roy Beck of NumbersUSA:
This kind of message is especially important after the Obama Administration offered TPS (Temporary Protected Status) to hundreds of thousands of Haitians who already are in the U.S. illegally. Otherwise, Haitians back in their own earthquake-ravaged country could easily assume that they also could get work permits and legal status if they could just manage to illegally enter the U.S.
“Pres. Clinton and Pres. Bush — and now Pres. Obama — have repeatedly shown that they lack the will to ever end Temporary Protected Status. Once the status is given, it gets renewed over and over again, long after the original reason for it has passed. Unless we get a different kind of President than the last three, the TPS issuance this week is a de facto amnesty for the illegal aliens who will be allowed to live and work here the rest of their lives.”
Just in case Haitians jump on boats, LT. CHRIS O’NEILL of the U.S. COAST GUARD has warned: “It’s very, very dangerous and dynamic. And I can’t stress enough how important it is for people in Haiti to stay home, stay safe, help rebuild your country. And we’ll help you rebuild it.”
Things must be bad when even the US coastguard has an urgent and acute sense of the economic desperation in … America.
Update (Jan. 25): Settle down naysayers. Hillary gets full praise for merely speaking the unspeakable; for saying what no other pol would dare say in the face of suffering in an undeveloped country. Underplay what Hilary said, and you underestimate or misunderstand the immigration taboos we immigration patriots face.