Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland who staked out early ground in the Democratic presidential race on the issue of reforming immigration laws, sent a letter to the Jeh Johnson, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, urging him to rethink planned raids of families who came over the border last year during a surge of crossings into the United States.
“If these reports are true, they raise serious questions about due process for people seeking asylum, and these raids promise to needlessly rip apart more families and communities,” Mr. O’Malley wrote. “I am writing to respectfully request that D.H.S. reconsider this approach and instead look for ways to humanely treat people seeking refuge and to greatly improve the legal due process necessary for asylum,” he added.
“When, in 2014, tens of thousands of children made the journey to escape death gangs in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, we called on Marylanders to step up and help accommodate them. Maryland took action to safeguard more refugee kids on a per-capita basis than any other state in the nation. Thousands of families opened their homes as foster families. We recruited pro-bono legal help for case preparation. And we did all of this at minimal cost to the taxpayer.”
Mr. O’Malley called such deportations a “last resort.”
If one could take O’Malley’s crypto-Christian sentiments at face value — that the illegals really are seeking refuge — that would be one thing. But you know as well as I do that’s not what he means. As the Labour Party did in Britain with its importation of Muslim colonials, the Democrats are trying to change the electorate by any means necessary. And that’s really all there is to this.