Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, denounced Republicans last week for believing illegal immigration “should in fact be a crime.”
“I think the president was clearly articulating that his position--the Democratic position--is that we need comprehensive immigration reform,” said Wasserman Schultz at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast on May 26.
“We have 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country that are part of the backbone of our economy and this is not only a reality but a necessity," she said. "And that it would be harmful--the Republican solution that I’ve seen in the last three years is that we should just pack them all up and ship them back to their own countries and that in fact it should be a crime and we should arrested them all.”
Is this the kind of brilliance the DNC relies on?
Answer by NannyB. at 3:49 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by takes_a_village at 3:50 PM on May. 31, 2011
it's not a crime, it's a civil infraction.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by lambdarose at 3:54 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 3:58 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by wildflowers25 at 4:03 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by CassieH at 4:06 PM on May. 31, 2011
The ignorance of elected officials is amazing! That doesn't say much for the people that elected them either.
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 4:09 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:10 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:16 PM on May. 31, 2011