Pelosi Takes Heat After Wondering What the ‘Point’ of Enforcing Our Interior Immigration Laws Is

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) got torn into on Twitter after asking what the “point” was of enforcing interior immigration laws and claiming that a person’s illegal immigration status does not constitute their deportation.

While discussing immigration policy during an event in New York on Monday, Pelosi — first elected to the House in 1987 — claimed that she believed President Donald Trump‘s postponed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids were “outside the circle of civilized human behavior” and “appalling.”

She then questioned what the “point” was of enforcing “interior” immigration laws.

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“We have legislation to go forward to address those needs, but in terms of interior enforcement, what’s the – what’s the point?” Pelosi asked.

While discussing her phone call with the president last week regarding his planned ICE raids, the speaker also claimed during the event that an individual’s “violation of status” did not serve as a “reason” to deport them from the country:

“So that is really kind of what happened. He didn’t say what he was going to do, but the president said, ‘Oh, I’ll let you know, I’ll let you know.’ Went into, ‘Well, people broke the laws.’ A violation of status is not a reason for deportation. That’s just not so.”

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Under U.S. law, a person who has overstayed their visa — people who accounted for 62 percent of undocumented immigrants from 2016-2017 — for more than 180 days will face deportation proceedings.

Some users on Twitter were not impressed with what the speaker said, calling her out for her “total, utter nonsense.”

The speaker’s comments came the same day that she agreed to hold a vote on border legislation to provide aid to alleviate the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

As IJR Red previously reported, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway called on Pelosi and the House Democrats to do “their job” and address the nation’s “broken” immigration policy.

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bambi
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bambi

if The government is picking and choosing what laws can be broken, doesn’t that set precendence? So now I should be able to pick and choose what law I want to follow? So if I feel like jumping over the wall around Pelosi’s house she can’t do anything? I can site precedence because Pelosi stated there’s no point in enforcing laws?

Mark
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Mark

What’s the point? Did she forget 9/11?

Pam
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Pam

How does waving your hands clear up anything ? Democratics want illegals voting, we know this, now they want to give illegals healthcare at tax payers expense, the same taxpayers who can’t even afford their own healthcare nor deductibles, are you kidding ?

Joey
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Joey

They wouldn’t post my comment they said it appeared to be a spammer. I guess because I said what I thought about Nancy and her policies.

Spontaneious
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Spontaneious

BATSHIP CRA-CRA!!

Jay
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Jay

I like how trump is messing with all the illegals he plans to deport. They all took off work and kept their kids out of school for the week that he planned the raids. So now since he postponed it they are all in limbo and don’t know when to expect the raids and are all running scared. They are all keeping their kids out of school, staying away from their jobs, and hiding wherever they think they will be safe for as long as ICE is planning on coming to get them. GO TRUMP!!!

Jerry Lee Lewis
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Jerry Lee Lewis

I did not brag PELOSI UP SO THEY WOULDNT POST MY COMENT

Jerry Lee Lewis
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Jerry Lee Lewis

you would think a leader of our congress would know better

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