It would have been so much more palatable if this body of former officials had used their collective brain power and influence to offer solutions rather than castigation for what has become a national dilemma.
June 20 is World Refugee Day, and as we remember the plight of millions of refugees stranded around the world, it is important to call attention to those who abuse the asylum system by falsely claiming persecution simply to get into a country.
The SPLC has taken in hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions from liberals who are well intended but poorly informed. While claiming to expose hate groups, it has become a hate group itself. It is good to see it take a hit in the wallet.
The headlines have been consumed by U.S. detention policies as they relate to adults who cross the border with children. On Tuesday, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray held a press conference to address the topic.
The foreign minister opened his comments with the following:
While everyone at the hearing knew that USCIS has nothing to do with enforcement of the immigration law at the border, members of the party out of power traditionally use hearings on one subject to bring up more sensational issues dealing with the same department. That tradition was in full flower today.