Democrats oppose bill that prioritizes deporting illegal alien wife beaters and child molesters

It’s not that immigration-related issues trump other issues for the Democrats – it’s that they are working towards solidifying their voter block through illegal immigration. It hurts electoral results if you deport illegal aliens who are also criminals. This is the same reasoning on why those such as Van Jones want prisoners and felons to vote – they vote Democratic. Pelosi and the Progressive/Marxists are using the Catholic Church as a weapon, which is utterly predictable. But why the Catholic Church would stand for it, is beyond me. Christian charity and Marxism do not equate and bringing immigrants in illegally is not only breaking the law and unethical, it is immoral.


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and dozens of other House Democrats
voted against legislation Wednesday to prioritize the deportation of illegal immigrants
convicted of domestic violence, sexual abuse or child abuse.
Image: Win McNamee/Getty Images

From TheBlaze:

Dozens of House Democrats on Wednesday voted against a legislative proposal aimed at ensuring that illegal immigrants convicted of domestic violence, sexual abuse or child abuse are a priority for deportation.

The vote suggests that immigration-related issues trump other traditional Democratic priorities, such as efforts to protect people from sex or violence-related crimes, especially against women.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) proposed the language as an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill. He argued it was needed because Obama’s executive action on immigration created different priorities for deportation that need to be adjusted.

For example, illegal immigrants suspected of terrorism or espionage or other felonies are top priorities for deportation. But illegal immigrants who are convicted of three or more misdemeanors, or one “significant” misdemeanor such as sexual abuse or domestic violence, are on a second tier priority for deportation.

On Wednesday, House Republicans put forward the DeSantis amendment to prioritize the deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of domestic violence, sexual abuse or child abuse. But they were met by significant Democratic opposition, including from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who is widely seen as a champion of women’s issues.

Pelosi explained that she opposed the amendment because it was opposed by the National Catholic Conference of Bishops. That group said generally that it opposed all efforts to stop the Obama administration from implementing its immigration plan, and that it could somehow create obstacles to the reporting of domestic violence among immigrants.

“While presented as a measure that helps domestic violence victims, we fear that it actually would discourage many such victims from reporting abuse,” the group wrote, in a letter Pelosi read on the House floor.

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) also explained that in many domestic violence cases involving illegal immigrants, police arrest both the abuser and the victim, and both can end up pleading to a misdemeanor just to speed up the process. “This happens all the time, all around the country,” she argued.

As a result, she said the GOP language could end up hurting victims as well as abusers.

Those arguments were met with disbelief from Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), who sponsored the amendment. DeSantis said he was “perplexed” why anyone would vote against the amendment.

“Why would we have any tolerance for child molesters?” Desalts said. “If you’re not in our country legally, and you get convicted of an offense like that, you should be gone. We shouldn’t even be discussing this.”

“I think the people who are going to vote ‘no’ on this are basically saying, ‘we don’t want a zero-tolerance policy against child molesters and sexual offenders,’ ” he added.

In the end, the House approved the DeSantis amendment 278-149 vote. Thirty-five Democrats voted with Republicans on this measure, and one Republican voted against it.

The National Catholic Conference of Bishops is one of a number of faux religious fronts that are funded by George Soros and are intended to promote a Marxist agenda. Pelosi’s argument against deporting criminals and child molesters is weak and transparent. Thank goodness the House overwhelmingly passed the amendment, no thanks to the efforts Democrats on the other side. One final question… why would Renee Ellmers of North Carolina be the only Republican to side with the Democrats here? Did she goof on her vote? I would really like to hear her justification for her support on the protection of illegal alien criminals, wife beaters and child molesters.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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