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.
Watch the video here:
“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.”
Some users on Twitter were not impressed with what the speaker said, calling her out for her “total, utter nonsense.”
Nancy Pelosi says “a violation of status is not a reason for deportation”
This has always been a valid reason for deportation. Weird how the rules change for @realDonaldTrump but not a peep from Dems like Nancy when Obama deported status violators. pic.twitter.com/VoavwMFOFN
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) June 24, 2019
Nancy Pelosi really just claimed entering the Country illegally doesn’t justify deportation…
Does she even hear what she’s saying anymore?
This is total, utter nonsense ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/nNKaBjPAJS
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) June 24, 2019
WATCH: Speaker Pelosi says a violation of status is not grounds for deportation.
The radical leftists have taken over her party. AOC, Rashida and Ilhan are the real voices in control.
Nancy Pelosi has totally lost control! pic.twitter.com/EdkJI6jQUw
— ACT for America (@ACTforAmerica) June 24, 2019
Nancy Pelosi on enforcing immigration law: "What is the point?"
The Democrats want to tear down existing walls, our institutions, and the rule of lawpic.twitter.com/8gVpdnGNmd
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) June 24, 2019
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.