On Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) admitted to being confused as to who created the law criminalizing illegal immigration. Not only that, she also appeared to no understand why people who break immigration law are arrested. ICE official Matthew Albence had to give the senator a basic education on U.S. immigration law.
Would you send your child to [the Family Residential Center]?” Hirono asked.
Albence appeared to be losing his patience with the senator’s line of questioning and perceived lack of understanding of the issue, saying, “Again, I think we’re missing the point. These individuals are there because they have broken a law. There has to be a process.”
The senator, not liking where Albence’s answer was leading, interjected: “They have broken a law only as deemed so by the president,” she said.
“No, ma’am. They’re there for violation of Title 8 of the immigration of the U.S. and Nationality Act. OK? They’re 8 USC 1325 — that’s illegal entry — is both a criminal and civil violation,” Albence retorted. “They are in those FRCs pending the outcome of that civil immigration process. They have broken the law,” he concluded.
Hirono, now visibly both flustered and frustrated, tried to draw a distinction between civil and criminal proceedings, but was again quickly shot down by the ICE representative.
“There were criminal proceedings when the border patrol prosecuted them, but at the conclusion of that process, once the individual came into ICE custody, they would go through administrative proceedings,” Albence told the Senator.
Albence’s answer appeared to be too much for the Senator to handle, as she responded by simply saying, “I’m confused.”
Source. Daily Caller
When is this ignorant woman running for her election? Someone please run against the horriable person. The kavanaugh trial taught me who she was an she was wrong there too. Vote her out please
She isn’t confused and she isn’t stupid. She knows exactly what the laws are and how they’re enforced. Show her statistics on how many violent crimes are annually committed by illegal immigrants. Every thing from murders to rape. People we are not getting the cream of the crop here but they are sending their criminals and children to suck up federal aid programs. I’m all for immigration, just do it right and legally.
If you cannot understand the Constitution what are you doing in the United States of America Congress
Read the Constitution before you ask idiotic questions
Someone needs to give this bitch a dictionary and let her look up the definition of illegal.
After she reads it someone needs to take the dictionary and beat her over the head until it sinks in.
She’s not confused. She’s either lying, or she’s stupid.
Exactly what part of “illegal” is she confused about????
Honestly, there should be a test, maybe something like a 5th grade graduation exam, before idiots like her run for office. Really Hawaii is this the best you can do. Over and over she demonstrates her ignorance. Does she really believe Trump wrote the current imigration laws? Its frightening to think she has input on decisions that could affect all Americans.
I am so glad she does not represent my state.
She should know what she is talking about BEFORE she tries to question the legitimacy of a legal action. Hirono is not the brightest color in the box, for the amount of money she is paid.
She isnt confused she is just IGNORANT