Back in 2009 when border security was a dead letter with Barack Obama at the helm, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) supported constructing hundreds of miles of border fencing along our border with Mexico. Why? In his own words, fencing the southern border made it “far more secure” because it posed a “significant barrier to illegal immigration.” But that was then. During the same period, Schumer laid out a set of seven principles during an address at a Georgetown University immigration conference in which he detailed, “The first of these seven principles is that illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple.” My how things change when the wheels of political fortune turn. Nowadays, one would think that Schumer, arms locked with Pelosi, is the caped crusader for open borders and the plight of migrants and refugees the world over.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in 2009 that construction of hundreds of miles of fencing along the southern border made the border “far more secure” because it created a “significant barrier to illegal immigration.”
Schumer made the remarks while addressing the 6th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown University about the seven principles he said were the basis of an immigration reform package that he wanted to pass.
“The first of these seven principles is that illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple,” Schumer said. “When we use phrases like ‘undocumented workers,’ we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose.”