OpEd: Democrats calling for decriminalization of illegal entry abandoning national sovereignty
As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following opinion editorial written by contributor Nolan Rappaport and published by TheHill.com:
Criminal entry to the United States is now a Democratic talking point — and it’s worth considering how we got here and how far the Democrats have moved since liberal lion Sen. Ted Kennedy made the penalty for illegal entry more severe.
Section 1325 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) makes entering the United States without an inspection a crime. During the first Democratic presidential debate, Julian Castro insisted it should only be a civil offense, challenged his opponents to agree, and was lauded as a result.
Decriminalization would eliminate the statute’s value as a deterrent, which was not only part of its original intent, but also was supported by both Republicans and Democrats until very recently.
The article goes on to state the following:
Controlling alien admissions is a core element of state sovereignty. The Supreme Court has held that Congress has absolute authority to control immigration by establishing rules for the admission, exclusion, and deportation of aliens.
The term “alien” means any person not a citizen or national of the United States.
The authority to establish such rules is meaningless when aliens avoid an inspection by crossing the border surreptitiously between ports of entry. And the government has no way of knowing how many aliens have entered that way, who they are, or what their intentions are.
Apparently, the Democrats are willing to sacrifice state sovereignty if it is necessary to remove Trump from the White House.
They have willfully denied that there is a border crisis and opposed his efforts to secure the border.
For instance, they have shifted attention from the crisis caused by the flood of illegal crossers pouring across the border to complaints about the way Trump is treating the crossers — and because they control the House of Representatives, they have been able to prevent him from getting the funding he needs to treat them properly.
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