Less than 5 years ago, all 54 Democrats in the Democrat-controlled Senate voted to:
- double the length of a new border fence with Mexico
- end the diversity visa lottery
- spend $40 billion on border security
- double the number of border agents to 40,000
- stop family members of U.S. citizens from coming here on reunification visas
- create “merit-based” visas
"A giant symbol": In fight over Trump’s wall, Democrats who once supported a border barrier now oppose it https://t.co/aU5PVuPtb4— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 6, 2018
Before that, in 2006, Democrats like Chuck Schumer, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden voted to construct hundreds of miles of fencing along the border. (See: Boston Globe headline: “In 2006, Democrats were saying 'build that fence!'")
But terrified of upsetting their militantly-liberal base, Democrats have gone AWOL on the very policies they supported just a few years ago.
Lack of unified Dem strategy on DACA has enraged liberal activists across the country, who have shifted their anger in recent days from Republicans who control Congress to Democrats. My story w/ @MatthewDalyWDC: https://t.co/qA7Bftb6xW— Steve Peoples (@sppeoples) January 4, 2018
Don’t let Democrats forget their long history of supporting many of the same measures President Trump is championing today.
Read more here from RNC Research: Dems Border Brouhaha
Immigration Border Security