Mass migration “lit the flame” of the right-wing populism that is burning up the Old Continent, she said.
Europe must “get a handle on it.”
Europe must send a very clear message — ‘we are not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and support.’” Should Europe fail to toughen up, illegal migration will never cease to “roil the body politic.”
And who is the lady who issued the dire warning and dispensed the tough-love advice to Europe? Marine Le Pen?
No. It is Hillary Clinton, spouse of the Great Triangulator.
Democrats may have piled on Clinton for selling out progressivism, but her political instincts here are dead on. She has grasped something her party willfully refuses to recognize — the growing salience of the issue of mass illegal migration into Western societies.
According to a new Gallup Poll, concern over immigration and illegal aliens soared from 13 to 21 percent of the public in November, as the No. 1 problem on the minds of the American people.
And this was before Sunday’s violent collision at San Ysidro where the Border Patrol fired rubber bullets and used tear gas to stop a mob of hundreds — out of the thousands of migrants housed in a stadium in Tijuana — from breaching our border and pouring into our country.
TV footage of the attempted breach, and photos and stories that major newspapers are putting on Page One, will sustain the national focus on what, since the election, has re-emerged as the nation’s primary concern.