by C.S. Boddie at americanthinker.com
Mayor Mike Johnston (D) of Denver has revealed the thinking of Democrats and leftists on immigration
The picture is as disorienting as a Salvador Dali painting.
Mayor Johnston realizes only one aspect of immigration policy. He seems unable to see the others. For example, he seems happy to be mayor of a sanctuary city and to welcome illegal immigrants warmly, but he doesn’t seem to grasp that his problems stem from those policies.
One has to wonder if the mayor is really as clueless as he seems or if he is just propagandizing for his party and the socialist Left.
During January 2024 Mayor Johnston went with a Colorado delegation of Democrat politicians to Washington D.C. to lobby Congress: “Denver, like many cities in America, is a vibrant, thriving city full of generous folks who want to see everyone succeed,” Johnston said. “We are also a city right now that is facing a humanitarian crisis and a fiscal crisis unlike anything we’ve seen in the last 25 years.
“And that is the result of what we know is the ongoing influx of migrant arrivals who are seeking asylum in America and the system that is not adequately helping them to succeed.”
Johnston uses the euphemism ‘migrant’ instead of saying ‘illegal immigrants.’ Also, the mayor asserts that all the arrivals are seeking asylum. That is not true; in fact, while most may say they are seeking asylum, the majority are not.