U.S. Senator: Government Has “No Business” Deporting Immigrants Who’ve Been in Country for Years
Elected representatives of the American people who have no reluctance whatsoever about assuming an adversarial posture against the nation’s immigration laws.
As noted by The Hill, just this past Sunday, no less a figure than Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) did that very thing during an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press.
In criticizing the immigration policies of the present administration, Brown actually said, “It’s terrible when we are taking immigrants who have been here 10 or 15 years and working hard, paying their taxes, active in their church, active in communities, parents and we throw them out of this country.”
Continuing, Brown added, “We have no business doing that. That inhumane policy coming from the administration is just part and parcel of what he’s been for the last seven months.”
“What he’s been?” You mean, like the safeguard of America’s interests?
Unsurprisingly, Brown disingenuously referred to the undocumented citizens simply as “immigrants,” in what was clearly an effort to establish a moral equivalency between those persons who are here illegally, and immigrants who’ve become naturalized citizens through the legal process.
Next year, Brown is facing reelection in a state won handily by Trump in 2016. It is unclear how his stance against Trump’s position on immigration will affect his bid.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large