Dan O'Donnell

Dan O'Donnell

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25 Years of Democrats' Illegal Immigration Hypocrisy

Democrats have spent the past year blasting President Trump's plan to curb illegal immigration as somehow racist and mean-spirited, but the President's proposals sound remarkably like what Democrats themselves have been saying for the past quarter-century.

Today, California Senator Dianne Feinstein calls President Trump's immigration proposals "cruel and arbitrary," but back in 1993 and 1994, she endorsed almost the exact same policies:

Today, former President Bill Clinton says President Trump ending DACA will "crush dreams," but in his State of the Union Address in 1995, he sounded even tougher than Trump on the issue of illegal immigration:

Even President Obama, who signed the executive order creating DACA and who has repeatedly slammed President Trump's plans for a border wall, was one of the Senators who got behind the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which, you guessed it, authorized the construction of a border wall:

So too did former Senator Barbara Boxer, who even in retirement has been a frequent critic of President Trump's border wall:

Hillary Clinton went so far as to brag about her vote for the Secure Fence Act of 2006 while campaigning for President in November of 2015:

Even Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer used to be a border hawk, even going so far in 2009 as to chide those who refuse to use the phrase "illegal immigrant."

"Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple," he told a conference at Georgetown Law School.  "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.  If you don't think it's illegal, you're not going to say it.  I do think it's illegal and wrong and we have to change it."  

President Obama sure sounded a lot different on illegal immigration in his 2013 State of the Union Address, calling for "stronger border security" and "boots on the ground on the southern border."

So as these very same Democrats today blast President Trump for his illegal immigration proposals, one must ask them a very simple question: What changed over the past 25 years?

Dan O'Donnell discussed this hypocrisy on his show. Listen to it here:

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