Guess Which President Said These Words

By John J. Duncan Jr.

Which president of the United States said this about immigration in his State of the Union address? (Spoiler Alert: It was not Donald Trump.)

“All Americans are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers.”

He went on to add: “We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.” – President Bill Clinton (1995)

He also said we need to “speed the deportation of illegal aliens.” Now Democrats criticize (or don’t even allow in their circles) the term “illegal aliens” which Bill Clinton used three times in his speech that night. They insist on using the term “undocumented persons.”

In fact, when questioned on MSNBC a couple of days after his recent State of the Union, President Biden said he should not have called the killer of Laken Riley, the murdered University of Augusta student, an “illegal alien.” He said he should have said “undocumented” because he “meant no disrespect.”

President Clinton’s remarks quoted above were given before a joint session of Congress on Jan. 24, 1995. I was there.

His strong words on illegal immigration took only one minute and 24 seconds, and you can see on YouTube that they received a sustained standing ovation from both Democrats and Republicans.

We did not have anywhere even close to the numbers of people coming here illegally then as we do now. Yet Democrats would blast Donald Trump if he used the exact same words now as their hero, Bill Clinton, did then.

In a study at the beginning of 2023, the Federation for American Immigration Reform reported that illegal immigration costs American taxpayers at least $182.1 billion. The report said illegal aliens contribute approximately $31.4 billion in taxes, for a net loss to U.S. citizens of $150.7 billion.

Almost every poll shows that illegal immigration is the number one issue as we head into the 2024 elections. Even Democratic voters in New York, Chicago, Denver and other cities have become very angry about the crime, housing problems and government costs being caused by illegals in their cities.

And the nation was horrified by the murder of Ms. Riley as she jogged on the University of Georgia campus. While not as well known, a three-year-old little girl named Maddie was killed in South Carolina by an illegal alien who had been deported by Trump’s policies and allowed back in after Biden took office.

This is happening all over the country, especially in Democrat-run sanctuary cities that have enacted no-bail laws. Many illegal migrants in New York have been arrested multiple times and then almost immediately released.

The late, great Black columnist Walter Williams wrote in 2019: “Does everyone in the world have a right to live in the United States? Do the American people have a right, through their elected representatives, to decide who has the right to immigrate to their country, and under what conditions? I believe that most Americans… would answer ‘no’ to the first question, and ‘yes’ to the second.”

Now President Biden and the Democrats in Congress are attempting to blame the chaos at the borders on Republicans for refusing to pass a fake bill that would have done almost nothing to slow down the flood of migrants trying to come here.

I don’t believe most of the American people will be fooled. Most know that President Trump had the border under control and that he will do so again, very quickly, if given the chance.

Americans are the kindest, most generous people in the world. But if we don’t get control of our borders, the problems we see now in several big cities will pale in comparison to what we will see then. Our great country will be destroyed from within and all because Democrats know they have to import more voters to stay in power.