Pelosi: Voting for Dems equals 'leverage' for illegals

Friday, August 10, 2018
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Nancy Pelosi looking to the rightHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asserted Wednesday that casting a vote for the Democratic Party in this fall’s midterm elections will give illegal immigrants “leverage” in the current immigration debate against Republican President Donald Trump’s tough-on-immigration policies.

Joining immigration-rights activist Veronica Escobar – the Democratic nominee for Texas’ 16th Congressional District – in a visit to El Paso, Texas, Pelosi weighed the impact of the Trump administration’s policies to limit illegal border crossings before touting the party’s more illegal-friendly agenda.

Vote Democrat, vote open borders …

Taking a break from her assessment of the situation, the pro-immigration Democrat made a bold statement at the local West Texas press conference, assuring ultra-left immigration reform advocates that they and incoming illegal aliens would have a much easier time crossing the United States-Mexico border and staying in America if Democrats took over the majorities in U.S. Congress in November’s nationwide general elections.

"We believe that we will have leverage when we win in November," Pelosi expressed, according to the Washington Free Beacon. "And why is that important? Because it gives leverage to every family – to every mom who courageously brought her child across the desert to escape, to escape death, rape, gang violence and the rest."

During the press conference, Pelosi pounded home the importance of her party winning over Congress to give more illegal immigrants the chance to enter the U.S., most of whom would subsequently enjoy numerous government benefits courtesy of the American taxpayer.

“While discussing her opposition to the president's zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration – which has since been rescinded – Pelosi was asked how long migrants, both lawful and unlawful, would have to wait for Congress to act on comprehensive reform,” the Beacon’s Haris Alic reported. “The congresswoman asserted she didn't ‘want to be political’ in her response, before alleging reform would be impossible – as long as the Republican Party remained in control of Congress.”

Pelosi attempted to make the immigration reform debate between Democrats and Republicans into a moral issue while answering journalists’ questions.

“Because this is the right thing to do, I have confidence that we will get where we need to go," Pelosi declared. "But everything is about time, and we want to shorten the distance – as your question indicated – between what we think is inevitable for America, [and what] they think is inconceivable."

She also characterized the Democratic Party as a type of savior for illegal immigrants.

“[Democrats’ immigration reform] gives hope because of the leverage it gives to families who may have followed – dad may have gone home for a family funeral and now can’t come into the country,” Pelosi claimed in El Paso, according to Fox News Insider. “All of those injustices have to be corrected.”

She went on to insist that more and more Americans are siding with Democrats’ ultra-left immigration reform agenda, asserting that more lenient policies against illegals in the near future is “inevitable for America.”

"And so we’re getting ready for this, and it is only to come back to a place that honors our values – recognizes the importance of immigration to the success of America," Pelosi added.

She emphasized Democrats’ commitment to support illegal immigration and bring more migrants into America to increase diversity and perpetuate the nation’s long history of bringing in waves of immigrants.

"We believe that we can get this done," Pelosi impressed, according to the Beacon. "We are not going to be able to get it done under the Republican leadership in Congress."

Its all about immigration …

With a Gallup Poll revealing last month that immigration is the biggest issue Americans are facing heading into the midterms, Pelosi’s invigorated stance on immigration reform Wednesday affirmed that Democrats are devoted to continue their national campaign that showcases immigration as the top goal in the party’s platform through November.

Currently, getting rid of ICE is one of the biggest priorities for Democrats.

“In July, only 18 Democrats in the House of Representatives voted in favor of a resolution expressing support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), – the federal agency responsible for enforcing immigration laws,” Alic informed. “The resolution was brought forward to a vote in response to legislation introduced by House Democrats to abolish ICE after a vocal portion of the party's leaders endorsed the agency's dissolution.”

Conservative media not buying it

Pelosi’s “humanitarian” plea in El Paso to welcome all families illegally approaching the border into the U.S. was called out by the conservative news media.

“No, you don’t get to come off as Mother Theresa here …,” Townhall’s Matt Vespa insisted. “This party is rapidly becoming an anti-border enforcement; anti-police – an open border party that thinks we should allow anyone in the country because they have a sob story. [Just because] we all have problems doesn’t mean I can use that as a passport to get into any country or be given citizenship. Sorry, it’s against the law to come here illegally. If you’re caught, you get arrested, detained and deported. See you later.”

The California Democrat’s recent advocacy of notorious MS-13 gang members and her call for the removal of ICE in order to stop the arrest, detainment and deportation of illegals has also come under attack.

“And Pelosi is going to be a guiding voice on this when she defended the pack of animals that is MS-13,” Vespa pointed out. ”Democrats have continuously erected legislative obstacles to block the enforcement of federal immigration laws. Sanctuary cities are another side issue in this debate.”

He also addressed Pelosi’s staunch support of problematic sanctuary cities harboring illegals from ICE and other federal immigration enforcement agents.

“Recently, Philadelphia became a sanctuary city, and guess what? … some illegal alien raped a child,” Vespa continued. “Mayor Jim Kenney was dancing for glee when a judge granted the City of Brotherly Love sanctuary status. Is he jumping for glee now? The city recently announced that they were terminating a contract that allowed ICE agents access their databases.”

The five-year-old was raped as a result of loose borders during the Obama administration.

“A Honduran national who was deported in 2009, then reentered the country and raped a child after being released by the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, was convicted of illegally coming back to the United States on Tuesday, federal officials said,” reported. “Juan Ramon Vasquez – a citizen of Honduras – pleaded guilty to illegal reentry after deportation in May 2009, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain said. In March 2014, Vasquez was found back in the United States by U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, federal authorities said. At that time, Vasquez was in the custody of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, according to officials.”

Taking the advice of pro-immigration Democrats like Pelosi and upcoming socialist Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Philadelphia’s leadership is determined not to comply with orders from federal immigration enforcement agents.

“The City of Philadelphia thereafter chose not to comply with a detainer lodged by ICE for Vasquez, who was instead released from custody by the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, federal authorities said,” the report continued. “After being released, Vasquez was rearrested and convicted for rape of a child and unlawful sexual contact with a minor, according to officials. He is serving a sentence of 8 to 20 years in state prison, federal authorities said.”

McSwain blasted the City of Brotherly Love’s designation as a sanctuary city as being dangerous, saying the city’s leaders gave Vasquez a “free pass” to sexually assault the helpless five-year-old girl.

“Sanctuary city” [status] fosters mistrust between the community and local law enforcement [by favoring undocumented immigrants],” the Department of Justice attorney argued during an interview with the Inquirer and Daily News, according to “If it turns out by playing favorites that you’re allowing children to get raped, my office is going to have a big problem with that.”

Vespa contended that the rights and needs of criminal aliens and other illegal immigrants are of more importance to the Democratic Party than those of law-abiding U.S. citizens.

“Democrats care more about illegal aliens than American citizens,” the Townhall reporter insisted. “They don’t care that these bad illegals are raping children. They want these people’s votes – despite the cases of child rape and murder that are inflicted upon the citizen population by illegals, which wouldn’t have happened if we enforced the laws and got the people who shouldn’t be here … out of our country.”

He then addressed Pelosi’s problematic immigration agenda that she has placed under the façade of a moral obligation, “civil rights,” anti-discrimination, and compassionate humanitarian aid.

“Nancy, your party’s policies will continue to allow these horrible stories to be in the news, but hey – it’s all about leverage, right,” Vespa concluded. “To a certain extent, it does highlight politics at its purest, though in some instances, the debate can be horrid: you can either do the right thing or win – you cannot have both. Democrats want to win, and they seem to be willing to tolerate illegal alien criminality if that means boosting voter rolls through amnesty and pathways to citizenship.”

Just months ago, Pelosi came to the defense of the mayor of Oakland, California, when the city’s leader tipped off criminal aliens and other illegal immigrants in the Bay Area of impending ICE raids.


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