Dem Senator Doesn’t Understand That People Here Illegally Broke the Law Dem Senator Doesn’t Understand That People Here Illegally Broke the Law – NTK Network

Dem Senator Doesn’t Understand That People Here Illegally Broke the Law

Sen. Mazie Hirono said she was "confused" by the fact that the federal government is prosecuting undocumented immigrants.

By NTK Staff | 07.31.2018 @4:02pm

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) seemed to not understand at a Senate hearing on Tuesday that undocumented immigrants broke the law when they unlawfully crossed the U.S. border.

“These individuals are [at detention facilities] because they have broken a law,” ICE official Matthew Albence told Hirono.

“They have broken a law only as deemed so by the president,” Hirono argued.

Albence then cited the exact statute, passed by an act of Congress, that criminalized unauthorized border crossings. “Illegal entry is both a criminal and civil violation,” he explained. “They have broken the law.”

The ICE official added that even prior to Trump’s executive order, Border Patrol had prosecuted illegal border-crossers with criminal penalties.

“I’m confused,” Hirono responded. Albence then offered additional clarification.

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