The embattled and unpopular Vice President has been witnessing White House staffers flee their bullying boss, which is why newly-hired staffer Jamal Simmons was named as her new communications director. In the age of Internet sleuths, however, left-wing activists quickly uncovered a 2010 social media post in which Simmons said he was surprised two illegal aliens, who both appeared on an MSNBC segment, have not been deported.
“Can anyone explain,” he said in the Twitter post, “why ICE is not picking them up?"
That common-sense observation is not welcomed in the new Democratic Party, says Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
"It is pretty clear right now,” Mehlman says, “that if you want to hold your position in the high ranks of the Democratic structure that you have to be for open borders and mass amnesty.”
It has not always been that way. A 2019 story by liberal NPR points out that Democrats who once denounced “criminal immigrations” two decades ago have adopted a “more progressive attitude” on immigration because of the party’s diverse base.
In 1996, the story says, the Democratic Party platform stated the U.S. “cannot tolerate illegal immigration and we must stop it," a blast from the past that is likely a surprise for many Democrats and Republicans to hear in 2022.
In the new Democratic Party, illegal aliens are now “undocumented immigrants” being openly welcomed into the country by numerous left-leaning groups that provide showers, meals, legal help, and even maps. AFN reported on two Catholic charities that are publicly aiding illegals in a November 2021 story.
Meanwhile, a record-breaking number of illegals are being apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol but Democrats are asking Joe Biden to allow two million-plus to remain in the U.S. through the Temporary Protected Status.
In light of that radical shift from border-guarding national sovereignty to unchecked globalism, the apology from Simmons for his past tweet makes more sense. "I sincerely apologize for offending those who care as much as I do,” he wrote, “about making America the best, multi-ethnic, diverse democracy it can be."