In response to Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims entering the U.S. without being vetted, Senate Democrats may attempt to create a “civil right” for anyone – including ISIS militants – to immigrate to the U.S.
Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) proposed an amendment to Title 18 of the U.S. Code to stop the federal government from banning “individuals from entering into the United States based on their religion,” which would create a dangerous precedent where illegal aliens could claim immigration laws preventing their entry into the U.S. violate their civil rights.
“The adoption of the Leahy Amendment would constitute a transformation of our immigration system; in effect, it is a move toward the ratification of the idea that global migration is a ‘human right,’ and a civil right, and that these so-called ‘immigrants’ rights’ must be supreme to the rights of sovereign nations to determine who can and cannot enter their borders,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) warned. “…Any alien denied entry could file suit to demand entry and claim damages for lost employment, lost welfare benefits, lost income…”
This could permanently prevent the Border Patrol from enforcing immigration laws because the borders would practically no longer exist, and it would also render the current Congressional debate over amnesty irrelevant because illegals could also claim that deportation violates their civil rights.
Leahy proposed the amendment after Trump called for a ban on non-citizen Muslims entering the U.S. from war-torn countries until a proper vetting process could be put in place to identify terrorists.
The Senate Judiciary Committee already passed the amendment on a 16-4 vote Thursday, with Senators Sessions, Cruz, Vitter and Tillis voting no.
“If Democrats wanted to destroy the United States, or transform our country into something unrecognizable, one of the first things they would do is to erode our ability to control our borders and determine who will be permitted to live here, and ultimately become voting citizens here,” John Hinderaker of Powerline.com stated. “[The] vote represents one more step in that direction.”
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