Being Pro-Life a Crime; Being an Illegal Immigrant Not

She just can’t keep her mouth shut.

Janet Napolitano came out Sunday on CNN with further proof she hasn’t read the Constitution.

From The Heritage Foundation,

On Sunday, April 19, 2009, Secretary Napolitano went on CNN’s “State of the Union” and proclaimed that crossing the border illegally is not a crime. This statement left a lot of folks scratching their heads given that U.S. law—the law Napolitano is sworn to uphold—says quite the opposite. Section 8, Title 1325 of the U.S. code clearly states that those who enter the U.S. illegally are committing a crime.

This ‘interpretation’ of the law by Secretary Napolitano seems to be the latest in an effort by the Obama Administration to scale back interior immigration enforcement efforts in the United States. As recently as March 28th, Napolitano made the decision to delay a series of immigration raids and other workplace actions aimed at finding illegal workers. At the same time, both President Obama and Secretary Napolitano have announced new initiatives intending to send the message that they take the issues at the southern border seriously. But the Administration cannot fight cartels while ignoring illegal immigration—people smuggling is part of the problem, not a separate issue. Legalization will only make matters worse. Granting the people here illegally asylum will only encourage more illegal border crossing. Likewise, failing to enforce workplace and immigration laws will only encourage more to ignore the law.

Secretary Napolitano’s job is to follow and enforce the law—not to use her authority to undermine it.

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Published in: on April 20, 2009 at 4:42 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. I signed the cover of the DHS report on RW Extremism and listed the criteria under which I should be included on any watch list: pro tax cuts, prolife, low spending, prefer local gov’t to federal. I then sent the cover to the DHS.

    I wonder what would happen if I tried to smuggle liquor and cigars, for my own use, over the border? Crossing illegally isn’t a crime, right?


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