It seems the Democrats have forgotten all about the children being detained at the border; or more like they forgot Trump was actually just following up on an Obama-era policy when he was detaining illegals coming in the country.
Perhaps the real reason they forgot isn’t that the news cycle went in a different direction…
Perhaps, as this video demonstrates, it might be the Democrats are embarrassed that they don’t know how the Constitution works and ICE has the constitutional authority to detain people after they break the law of the land.
Take a look at this video demonstrating this.
A senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono, wasn’t quite sure why illegal immigrants were being taken away and held separately from their children.
In a Senate Judiciary Committee inquiry, she asked immigration officials if they would personally send their own children to Family Residential Centers.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement official Matthew Albence told the senator she didn’t understand the reason they were being held there in the first place.
Telling her that she was obviously missing the point, Albence replied.
“These individuals are there because they have broken a law. There has to be a process,” he said.
Hirono seemed to not understand and said they have “broken a law only as deemed so by the president.”
But Albence quickly put her in her place.
He told her “No, ma’am. They’re there for violation of Title 8 of the U.S. and Nationality Act,” Albence said. “OK? They’re 8 USC 1325 — that’s illegal entry — is both a criminal and civil violation.”
He explained that the children are in the Family Residential Centers “pending the outcome of that civil immigration process.”
“They have broken the law,” said Albence, an executive associate director for ICE.
“There were criminal proceedings when the border patrol prosecuted them, but at the conclusion of that process, once the individual came into ICE custody, they would go through administrative proceedings,” the ICE official said.
Hirono responded: “I’m confused.”
Apparently, she was under the impression that Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy, the handling of illegal immigrants was a criminal matter.
Albence explained: “The criminal proceeding is the individual being prosecuted for the criminal violation of improper entry.”
Section 8 U.S.C. 1325(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, which makes illegal entry a criminal violation, was codified in its current form in 1991.
And that is why our nation is in such bad shape.
Many of the people who lead us, elected to take care of our nation, simply don’t understand how the constitution works.