Democrats are demanding “comprehensive immigration reform,” but they aren’t interested in enforcing the laws currently on the books.
At an event on Monday in Elmhurst, New York, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was rendered speechless — which may not be all that unusual — when she discussed the planned, then delayed, ICE raids.
The American Mirror Reports:
“When I saw that the President was going to have these raids— I mean, it’s so appalling. It’s outside the circle of civilized human behavior to just be kicking down doors, splitting up families and the rest of that, in addition to the injustices that are happening at the border,” Pelosi said.
“We have legislation to go forward to address those needs. But in terms of interior enforcement,” she continued, “what is the pur— what is the point? Well, I won’t even going into what motivation might be for that,” she said, adding she wasn’t speaking to a “political event.”
At another point, she contended, “A violation of status is not a reason for deportation.”
President Trump delayed the announced ICE raids that were reportedly set to start Sunday, according to a tweet on Saturday.
At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
“At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border,” Trump tweeted on Saturday.
“If not, Deportations start!”
Raids were to start Sunday in “major US cities,” according to the Washington Post:
President Trump has directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders, an operation that is likely to begin with predawn raids in major U.S. cities on Sunday, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of the plans.
The “family op,” as it is referred to at ICE and the Department of Homeland Security, is slated to target up to 2,000 families in as many as 10 U.S. cities, including Houston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and other major immigration destinations, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the law enforcement operation.
Acting DHS secretary Kevin McAleenan has been urging ICE, an agency within his department, to conduct a narrower, more targeted operation that would seek to detain a group of about 150 families that were provided with attorneys but dropped out of the legal process and absconded.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised Trump’s move, saying a “delay is welcome.”
Mr. President, delay is welcome. Time is needed for comprehensive immigration reform. Families belong together. https://t.co/R9PDrfaKWj
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 22, 2019
“Time is needed for comprehensive immigration reform,” she added.
His heart is in right place. But this will likely result in nothing but bluster from Democrats for amnesty amnesty amnesty with no immigration reforms. https://t.co/jQWPZN74BH
— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) June 22, 2019
GOP Rep. Paul Gosar responded that the President’s “heart is in the right place,” “But this will likely result in nothing but bluster from Democrats for amnesty amnesty amnesty with no immigration reforms.”
From The American Mirror