Immigration reform advocate says ignore federal immigration laws
Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez said in congressional testimony that "every institution in America" should ignore immigration law until reform is passed.
You think we got chaos now?
Testifying before a Senate Subcommittee hearing in Chicago on "Immigrant Enlistment" that Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) chaired, Gutierrez said that "every institution in America, including our military, must work around the inability of our federal government and the U.S. House of Representatives to fix our immigration system."
He also pushed the Navy and Marines to allow U.S. citizens who are married to illegal immigrants to enlist at a hearing in which Durbin called on the Pentagon to start enlisting DREAMers.
Gutierrez, one of the most vocal pro-amnesty legislators, has repeatedly called on Obama to flout the nation's immigration laws even more and act unilaterally to give amnesty to more illegal immigrants, including the families of those offered temporary amnesty.
"DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] is an important first step in implementing modern immigration policies that reflect our values and strengthen our nation," he said. "Next we must fully incorporate DACA recipients and their families and the millions of immigrants who live among us into our society."
Gutierrez and other pro-amnesty advocates pressured Obama's Department of Homeland Security to undergo a review of its immigration policies. Last week, Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson indicated to PBS's Judy Woodruff that the administration may be on the verge of enacting executive actions to ease even more deportations, even though the myth that Obama is the so-called "deporter-in-chief" has been thoroughly debunked.
We're cutting the military to the bone but we should enlist the children of illegal aliens to get them eligible for the DREAM Act? Isn't that sort of the wrong reason to enlist? Color me old fashioned, but I always thought that signing up for military servivce was a calling, a desire to serve, to belong to something greater than yourself.
Silly me - I forgot about the priority to get illegals legalized.
Most cities ignore immigration law anyway, but what about criminals who are caught and here illegally? I guess we should just let them go to continue their stellar careers as lawbreaking, dangerous felons. Why not? The administration just released 36,000 criminal illegal aliens back into the population. What could go wrong?
The same might be asked of passing immigration reform. The answer is plenty, unless you believe advocates like Guitierrez who supports ignoring the law of the land to win political favor with Hispanics.