June 28, 2018

"Family Separation" Anxiety Among Democrats

Dana Mathewson

Pretty good article. More than mere politics, I'd say.

Of course, the donkeys are preaching to their base, for whom they can do no wrong. But I think they are not convincing other voters.

From the article: "Feinstein's bill is so poorly written, it makes no distinction between illegal-immigrant children and U.S. citizens who are under 18 and already in the United States. It applies to not just Border Patrol and immigration officers, but to virtually all federal officers, including FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration agents. It prohibits these federal authorities "from removing a child from his or her parent or legal guardian, at or near the port of entry or within 100 miles of the border of the United States." This applies to vast swaths of the country. About two-thirds of the U.S. population lives within 100 miles of a U.S. land or coastal border, and many others live in interior cities such as Denver, Nashville and Salt Lake City with international airports that are considered "ports of entry."

How bad is this? Writing in the Federalist, lawyer Gabriel Malor explains that, under Feinstein's bill, if the FBI raided the home of a drug dealer in Buffalo and discovered that his minor daughter was with him, the proposed legislation "would prohibit the FBI agents, while arresting a drug trafficker, from separating this child from her father." Call it the "Catch and Release for Violent Criminals Act."

This is a political disaster for Democratic senators such as Joe Manchin III, W.Va., Heidi Heitkamp, N.D., Jon Tester, Mont., Claire McCaskill, Mo., and Joe Donnelly, Ind., who are running for reelection in states that Trump won by double digits. Thanks to Feinstein, they are now on the record supporting not only "catch and release" for illegal immigrants with minor children, but for felons with U.S. citizen children who commit crimes having nothing to do with crossing the border illegally."

Read the rest at Zoro Noticias (Fox News)

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