Unsurprisingly, Democrats Are Against Illegal Alien Bills

Unsurprisingly, Democrats Are Against Illegal Alien Bills

For all the Democrats talking points about being OK with getting tough on violent illegal aliens, they’re not fine with cracking down on violent illegal aliens

(CNN) The House Thursday is expected to pass bills that would hand President Donald Trump key pieces of his immigration agenda, especially efforts targeting sanctuary cities.

The bills, “Kate’s Law” and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, would install harsher penalties for repeat illegal entry to the US, and expand US law on sanctuary cities to pressure localities to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.

But it’s unlikely either would have enough votes to pass the Senate, which struggled with Kate’s Law last year.

That’s because most Democrats refuse to vote for cloture, the 60 vote threshold needed to end debate. Does anyone want to bet that Mitch McConnell goes nuclear or finds a way to thwart this level? Furthermore, if the GOP had cajones, they’d be broadcasting that Democrats do not want to protect the nation from criminal illegal aliens. Let’s not forget that Kate’s Law is named for Kate Steinle, who was murdered by a 5 time deported illegal alien who had been convicted of several felonies, then crossed the border again and headed to the sanctuary city of San Fransisco.

Immigration and civil liberties advocates have also come out swinging against the bills, saying they bolster a “deportation force” and anti-immigrant agenda from the Trump administration.

It’s unclear why CNN wouldn’t name the ACLU, which opposed Kate’s Law last year, and does so again

Lorella Praeli, director of immigration policy and campaigns at the American Civil Liberties Union, had the following reaction:

“These bills are riddled with constitutional violations that completely disregard the civil and human rights of immigrants. Despite claims to the contrary, Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act will make our communities less safe by undermining the trust that law enforcement builds with its communities — citizen and immigrant alike.

“The true intent of these bills is to empower Trump’s deportation force and anti-immigrant agenda. We urge the House to reject these bills, to defend the Constitution, and protect the rights of all people, no matter their background.”

Once again with the trust between law enforcement and people who shouldn’t even be in our nation thing. We already know that the majority of illegals won’t report a crime as it is, even during Obama’s “we love illegals” period. All the ACLU is doing is coming up with excuses so they do not have to provide their real reason, namely, that they want illegals legalized so they can vote Democrat. If they really cared, they’d put the lives of legal U.S. citizens and residents over those of people who are unlawfully present.

(The Hill) House Democratic leaders will encourage their troops to oppose the Republicans’ crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities this week, but members will face less pressure on “Kate’s Law,” the leaders indicated Tuesday.

“Kate’s Law is a little more complicated,” Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the Democratic whip, told reporters in the Capitol Tuesday morning. “I’m advising members to look at it carefully and see what their conclusion is.”

Hours later, Hoyer and the Democrats decided they would whip opposition to the legislation when it hits the floor later this week. But they’re not twisting arms, due to the politically fraught nature of the illegal immigration issue, which could prove a tough vote for vulnerable Democrats.

In other words, they’re still trying to decide on their talking points on how to vote against a bill that bears the name of a woman murdered by an illegal alien.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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