A proposed Democrat immigration bill called the New Way Forward Act takes an extreme and radical approach toward immigration to America. If passed, the New Way Forward Act would grant greater rights to illegal residents, including violent criminals, at the expense of taxpaying American citizens.
The legislation is sponsored by 44 House Democrats including Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
In a stunning speech explaining the New Way Forward Act (see video below), host Tucker Carlson singles out the most devastating aspect of the New Way Forward Act:
“The [New Way Forward] bill would entirely remake our immigration system, with the explicit purpose of ensuring that criminals are able to move here, and settle here permanently, with impunity.” – Tucker Carlson
Carlson argues that the New Way Forward Act dwarfs the Green New Deal when it comes to ripping up our laws and traditions by the roots. He adds that while Democrats claim the New Way Forward Act looks to break the “prison to deportation pipelines.” Carlson cautions American voters that these are not individuals in prison over parking tickets; they’re in prison over felony convictions.
The New Way Forward Act forces America to become a sanctuary nation, including for those who have committed violent crimes here or abroad before they came to the United States. Under the law, illegal immigrants are protected from deportation even if they’ve committed sex crimes against children.
“If this bill passes, there will no longer be any crimes that automatically require deportation … A Mexican drug cartel leader could be released from prison, then freely come to America immediately And if he wants, he could come here illegally, and it wouldn’t be a crime.” – Tucker Carlson
Rise of extremist narratives in the American landscape is not a new occurrence, but it being leveraged by lawmakers is a dangerous precedent. In our Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) Training Program, Clarion Project is vigilant of various forms of extremism.
We are noticing the same pattern of radicalism that exists elsewhere again making its way into U.S. politics. This is in part happening because there isn’t a serious good-faith inquiry by certain leaders into the connective tissue of extremist ideologies.
“Democratic ring-leaders like Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez take a very serious issue like White Supremacy and weaponize it as a political attack against their opponents. They have a responsibility to be tempered, studied, responsive to cracks in society that we have the power to address.
Instead — not that different from recruiters of extremist ideologies — they’re feeding on human vulnerability to push their radicalized world view.” – Shireen Qudosi
Last summer, Clarion Project PVE co-director and a cohort of the USC Civic and Digital Culture Program Shireen Qudosi drew attention to Ilhan Omar’s identity politics as a “gateway drug” to radicalization.
Qudosi called Omar a “failed American experiment,” raising the question of how the U.S. should place value on incoming immigrants and refugees.
At the same time, Tucker Carlson noted that Ilhan Omar is “living proof” that immigration is “dangerous to this country.” He added, “A system designed to strengthen America is instead undermining it. Some of the very people we try hardest to help have come to hate us passionately.”
Some of those people, like Ilhan Omar, are now in positions of power and able to draft and pass extremist laws. The New Way Forward Act would be the most devastating piece of legislation in a century — reinforcing the narrative of a politically radicalized group that sees America as a white supremacists nation.
That view isn’t based on reality, but then again, neither is any other radicalization narrative.