Proving that there is literally no identity group too small to attract support from the woke leftists of 2020, House Democrats are planning to send a letter to the Department of Homeland Security and ICE to demand that all transgender illegal aliens be released from detention centers at the border. The move, which will do little to ensure that they retain their majority in November, is inspired by the U.S.’s “failure” to follow guidelines from groups such as the gay-rights organization Human Rights Campaign. Because THAT’S who the U.S. should take its cues from.
“We write to demand the release of all transgender people currently detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),” the letter says. “Transgender migrants and asylum seekers are particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment, solitary confinement, physical assault, and medical neglect. These inhumane conditions and systematic abuses are evidenced in countless reports and accounts by formally detained people.”
When swing voters in Michigan and Wisconsin ask Democrats what they’ve been doing with their House majority (other than trying their damnedest to overturn the 2016 election), we suppose reelection candidates can point to this. We’ll see if that proves to be an effective political argument. Maybe if our elections were decided by Twitter, the House Democrats would be onto something. Sadly for them, they aren’t.
“Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), who is leading the effort, circulated a letter to other Democratic colleagues last week seeking their signatures on his ICE letter, in which he argues there is a legal basis for releasing the transgender detainees,” reported The Hill. “The letter will make the case that ICE has yet to comply with the fiscal 2020 spending report, which includes language that dictates how the agency should handle the detention of transgender people.”
Well, if we were to start betting on political theater, our wager would be that ICE will throw this letter into the nearest trash can and dare House Democrats to do anything about it. Why wouldn’t they? Why, exactly, should so-called “transgender” illegal aliens be treated any different than anyone else? Even going by the left’s own logic when it pertains to bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports competitions, these freaks should be treated according to their gender. Suddenly now, we’re supposed to carve out special accommodations and exemptions? Only now, when it helps you make some vague case against the Trump administration?
How about no.
Still, if the alternative is to “release” these illegal immigrants into Mexican territory, then we suppose we could live with that.