President Donald Trump is the one who created border laws. Before him, everyone was free to just stroll into America…at least that seems to be what Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) thinks. As 24 News has written, when ICE’s Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Matthew T. Albence told her that illegal aliens have disobeyed the law, Hirono’s reply was quite unexpected.
“Would you send your child to the [family detention centers]?” Hawaii‘s senator asked “during a hearing with the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.” To this, the ICE director reminded Hirono “Again, I think we’re missing the point. These individuals are there because they have broken a law.” Hirono replied that illegals “have broken a law only as deemed so by” President Donald Trump. While an embarrassment to Hawaii and other democrats, the senator thankfully learned about federal law with her mistake.
Albence did not let the foolish statement stand and said, “No ma’am. They are there for violation of Title 8 of the U.S. Nationality Act. Okay. U.S.C. 1325. That’s illegal entry is both a criminal and civil violation. They are in those FRCs pending the outcome of that civil immigration process. They have broken the law.”
This led Hirono to admit that she was ‘confused’ by what was being said to her. What is confusing about the fact that everyone must check in at the door as has been mandated? What is so confounding about the fact that no one is free to enter the country unannounced as if there were no border laws at all?
Other democrats have said that the White House could have just sent the illegal aliens home instead of arresting them. Of course, there are several problems with this solution, too.
Secondly, arresting those who enter illegally sends a very stark message to others. It tells them, in no uncertain terms, that those who fail to apply will get busted. This may prove to be a very powerful incentive to get everyone to legally apply to be in the U.S.A.
At the end of the day, that is all that Mr. Trump is really asking for.