Laura Bush Released A Story With WaPo Bashing Trump On Immigration Laws – Sarah Reminds Her That It Was Her Husband Who Signed The Law…
Former First Lady Laura Bush put out an opinion piece in the Washington Post slamming President Trump over ‘immoral immigration practices’. There is just one problem, those laws were first put into place back in 2008 under former President George W. Bush, Laura’s husband.
In her piece, Laura states “I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.”. All parties agree it’s terrible and have been working together to formulate a better course of action, but it was not this administration who created this mess.
The liberal media can spin it however they please but the paper trail leads right back to Bush Jr. and was carried over by the Obama administration. The failed policy has gone unacknowledged until now and rather than trying to work with the current President to amend the law and develop a better strategy the left is accusing him of creating it.
George W. Bush on his own laws: In 2006, I gave the first-ever primetime presidential address on immigration. “We’re a nation of laws, and we must enforce our laws,” I said. “We’re also a nation of immigrants, and we must uphold that tradition, which has strengthened our country in so many ways.
Bush ended “catch and release,” the practice of picking up illegal aliens from countries other than Mexico and then releasing them on their own recognizance until their deportation hearing, for which most never showed. Bush thought it encouraged contempt for law. So he expanded the facilities to hold these illegals until deportation hearings. In 2000, it took nearly a hundred days on average to process someone out of the country. When Bush left office, it took less than twenty.