Democrats: We Aren’t Interested In Changing 2008 Immigration Law


Remember this, less than half a month ago?

As part of an effort to stem the flood of children caught trying to cross the nation’s southwest border, President Obama is trying to change a 2008 law that dictates how the federal government handles those immigrant children in order to speed up their deportations.

Obama made a vague request for changes to federal law in a letter he wrote to congressional leaders on Monday. But a White House official confirmed on Wednesday that the administration is considering changes to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, known as the TVPRA, to fast-track deportation decisions.

We already know that Senator Harry Reid (Democrat) opposes any changes. And lives in a fantasy world where he thinks the border is secure. What about the rest? Are they on a different page from Obama?

(The Hill) Democrats in the House and Senate said Tuesday they would oppose any changes to a 2008 human trafficking law Republicans have blamed for the wave of child immigrants crossing the border.

The opposition sets up a standoff and raises serious doubts about whether Congress will be able to act before its summer recess in response to what both parties argue is a humanitarian crisis.

Not all Democrats oppose changes. The legislation was written by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas). Some Democrats are willing to listen to what the legislation states. Many aren’t willing.

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), the highest-ranking Hispanic member of Congress, stopped short of saying he would oppose an entire funding bill if it amended the 2008 law. But he said Democrats aren’t interested in changing the law to expedite processing at the border.

“If it’s just change for the sake of returning kids, then what they’re essentially saying is, we’re trying to diminish the rights and protections we afford to children,” he said.

Perhaps he should tell that to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Democrat, who said he doesn’t want them in his state. Perhaps he should tell that to the American People, but, then, so many care more about the Rule Of Man rather than the Rule Of Law.

The bill itself would simply speed up the hearing process, to see which kids are covered by the law. Democrats aren’t interested in that. They would prefer that the illegals, many of them gang members and/or imbued with disease(s), disappear into America so Democrats can push for amnesty.

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