Constitutional lawyer, Ann Coulter’s new column has some pretty good information against the canard floating throughout the media and Capitol Hill regarding the illegal immigrant invasion happening at the border. Essentially they’re blaming a loophole in a law written by Dianne Feinstein and Vice President Biden that was meant to help against sex-trafficking.
The column is great and can be found here.
It’s been reported everywhere — The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News — that the William Wilberforce Sex Trafficking Act requires that any non-Mexican children who show up on our border be admitted and given a hearing. (New York Times, July 7, 2014: "Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking.")
The problem, we’ve been told, is that a loophole in the sex trafficking law mandates these hearings — or "removal proceedings."
But there is no such loophole.
The fact that people on both sides of the aisle are telling the same lie about this law is worrisome. Are Republicans being tricked into thinking we need an emergency bill, so that, two weeks later, we’ll see them emerging from a conference, saying:
We fixed the loophole! We didn’t get everything we wanted, but you can hear about that later.
No, tell me now.
Well, remember amnesty? It’s kind of in this bill. But the headline is: We closed the loophole! So no more worries about that loophole. But yeah, amnesty passed.
Why else would everyone be carrying on about a non-existent loophole? I know they’re mistaken because I read the law.
The Wilberforce law states, in relevant part:
"Any unaccompanied alien child sought to be removed by the Department of Homeland Security, except for an unaccompanied alien child from a contiguous country (i.e. Mexico — or Canada, so as not to sound discriminatory) … shall be — placed in removal proceedings … eligible for relief … at no cost to the child and provided access to counsel."
Obviously, that’s the whole ball of wax. Once a kid is in, given La Raza attorneys and a hearing date, he’s never going home. No immigration judge is going to listen to a lawyer-manufactured sob story and say, "No, I’m sorry, that didn’t touch my heart. You have to go back to Huehuetenango."
According to last Friday’s New York Times, almost 90 percent of the 53,000 illegal alien kids given refugee status since October have already been transferred to parents or relatives living in the U.S. By the law’s clear terms, those 47,000 kids should have been summarily turned away at the border — just as Mexican children are.
(Democrats wailing about a "humanitarian" crisis — after calculating the precise number of voters they need — evidently don’t care about the Mexican kids.)
No law needs to be fixed. The only thing that needs to be fixed is the president.
Obama has gone mad and is defying the law in order to "fundamentally transform America" — as he pledged to do during the 2008 campaign — into Latin America. (Luckily for George Will, he won’t be around by the time Latin America gets to his neighborhood.)
Any Republicans pushing for an immigration bill to seal an imaginary loophole aren’t fighting Obama; they’re helping him.
Constitutionally, the remedy for a president defying the law so he can assist an alien invasion is impeachment. But the media won’t let us impeach Obama — and Republicans don’t have the votes, anyway. The only way for Americans to fight back is to put large Republican majorities in the House and Senate this November.
Obviously I disagree with the assertion that such a lawless president would ever be stopped by a majority of Republicans — especially the Thad Cochran brand. Obama will not care if we have majorities in both houses. He’ll go around them anyway.
As I stated before, the rule of law exists to promise protection for Americans, not to promise political convenience.
Nevertheless, Ann Coulter is very smart and I so appreciate her spelling out this massive lie going on in the media right now and doing it with the kind of clarity that she knows how to deliver.
You can read her entire article here.