‘One of the things we have to remember here is we need an immigration system that is effective.’
(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) A day after Mollie Tibbetts’ body was found in an Iowa cornfield and her alleged slayer, Mexican national Cristhian Bathena Rivera, indicted on murder charges, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for immigration policy that “focuses on where real problems are.”
In an interview with CNN’s John Berman, Warren said, “I’m so sorry for the family here … but one of the things we have to remember here is we need an immigration system that is effective — that focuses on where real (emphasis Warren’s) problems are.”
Warren quickly pivoted to a discussion of a months-old Democratic talking point, criticizing the separation of children at the border from their parents.
“Last month, I went down to the border, and I saw where children had been taken away from their mothers … and there was no plan for how they would be reunified,” Warren said, ignoring the fact that Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Border Patrol are capturing criminal and illegal aliens daily, both along the U.S. border and in cities and towns across the country.
Over a few days in June, President Donald Trump authorized border patrol agents to house children and parents illegally entering the U.S. in separate detention facilities at the border, to protect the children and make sure they weren’t being trafficked or otherwise taken advantage of.
Despite valid concerns that the existing “catch and release” policy allowed criminals to take advantage of a weak enforcement loophole by exploiting children, Trump caved to political pressure and rescinded his executive order.
Trump countered the rhetoric on the left by meeting with ‘Angel Families’ who had lost loved ones to illegal immigrants.
“These are the American citizens permanently separated from their loved ones,” Mr. Trump said at the June meeting. “These are the families the media ignores. These are the stories that Democrats and people that are weak on immigration don’t want to discuss.”
On Tuesday night, at a rally in West Virginia, Trump also weighed in on Tibbetts’ murder, saying it “should never have happened.”
“A vote for any Democrat in November is a vote to eliminate immigration enforcement” and allow “violent criminals to be all over our communities.”