O’Rourke: Illegal aliens in the U.S. live in ‘modern day bondage’

O’Rourke: Illegal aliens in the U.S. live in ‘modern day bondage’
Beto O'Rourke (Image: Twitter screen grab)

Illegal aliens: They have been called “patriots” by Nancy Pelosi and given safe harbor by so-called sanctuary cities and states. They have been shielded from arrest by U.S. immigration authorities by Americans sworn to uphold the law, like Massachusetts Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph, who was herself arrested this past week for helping a twice-deported illegal escape through the back door of the courthouse.

Illegals have been hailed as “the lifeblood” of the American economy and rewarded with welfare and in the state of California with driver’s licenses. In some localities, such as the city of Chicago, illegal aliens have even been granted the right to vote in local elections.

But never before, at least to my knowledge, have illegal aliens ever been equated with slaves. Now they have, by radical Democratic presidential wannabe Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke. The occasion was the National Forum on Wages and Working People held in Las Vegas on Friday.

O’Rourke was joined by other Democratic hopefuls, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Kamala Harris, as well as former Obama HUD Secretary Julian Castro and former Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper.

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During O’Rourke’s turn at the mike, he delivered an emotional spiel in which he described the plight of illegal immigrants as “millions living in the shadows, working some of the toughest jobs, lucky to make a minimum wage, some not even making that, kept in modern-day bondage, their immigration status used as leverage to keep them down from fully participating in this country’s success.” … [Emphasis added]

O’Rourke omitted one important difference between those who sneak across our southern border and slaves. Namely, illegals come here of their own volition and are free to return to their home country any time they choose.

As for working the toughest jobs, maybe they wouldn’t have to if they went through the process of seeking legal immigration — a choice made by those they are cutting in line in front of.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."