Pelosi doubles down! Family separating raids are "not the American way"; illegal aliens make U.S. "more American"

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Earlier today, Nancy Pelosi spoke at the U.S.-Mexico Border Issues Conference and did not back down from her earlier comments in which she said that immigration raids that result in family separation are "un-American" (her press release here).

In effect, Pelosi seeks to replace our current immigration laws with a "Pelosi Rule": if you come here illegally and have a child, you get to stay. Needless to say, this would have the impact of greatly encouraging future illegal immigration. And, the comprehensive immigration reform she supports supposedly mandates increased enforcement; does anyone think that if CIR were passed she'd support that increased enforcement?

Here's what she said:

"About a week and a half ago, Congressman (Luis Gutierrez) was in San Francisco on a Saturday night. We were packed and jammed in St. Anthony's Church, hundreds and hundreds of people came. We heard from families who have had raids into their homes and into their families where families were separated. And at the time, I said it there and I'll say it here, that raids that break up families in that way, just kick in the door in the middle of the night, taking father, a parent away, that's just not the American way. It must stop. It's just not the American way. So we need this comprehensive reform, and we need it soon. And we need to stop those kinds of ICE raids in the meantime... ...Every person who comes here and certainly for the Hispanic community, when they come here they make America more American..."

In addition to reiterating her earlier comments, because she's referring to "every person" in the last bit, she's saying that massive illegal immigration makes "America more American".

She's also sending Silvestre Reyes, Ike Skelton, and Howard Berman to Mexico to discuss drug smuggling issues, and she mentioned that both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be going there as well. She also name-checked the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Al Zapanta of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

For comic relief, Geraldo Rivera was also there (link) and, as could be expected, he complained about racism. He also supported the DREAM Act and opposed raids.

UPDATE: I could only find video of part of her remarks, and a video I created from that has been added. The full version is here; it mostly features Geraldo's speech. I believe the person seated to Geraldo's left is Juan Hernandez.

Comments

I don't want to kick in doors/...I want to KICK HER FACE IN!!!

She again insults the professionals at ICE and the majority of Americans who want our immigration laws enforced. Her views are extremist.

guys what she and our government want is a population of third world people. in order to control and use as political race tools.

Pelosi is a political hack! She thinks that granting amnesty to 30 million illegals will strengthen the Democratic party. The illegal alien advocates are planning to form their own hispanic political party. No easy votes for Democratics and no cheap labor for Republicans!

What a piece of work she is. Beneath despicable. Repugnant. Botox repulsive. Yet she is House speaker. What a state of affairs in America.

"they make America more American" Then I have to wonder just how, uh, "American" Fancy Nancy's neighborhood is. One of the most infuriating aspects of this whole issue is that the people who are giving the loudest whoops for more, more, more third-world invasion are the very people who can afford to avoid the down side of it. Whole neighborhoods in Northern VIRGINIA have been utterly destroyed by this invasion. These neighborhoods don't tend to be in the rich parts of NoVA such as Great Falls and McLean where the CongressCreeps live.

Thank you D Flinchum our so called government hate's our freedoms and want's people here from the third world for political control not freedom or duty to a idea. and yes with 30 to 100 million people here from all over the world the death of the USA Will become complete and people like Pelosi think that some how she maybe come the next ruler of a third world people inside some new nation state.

Pelosi cannot even communicate with these people in their native language--spanish. She looks like an idiot to mexicans and americans alike.

Everyone best start getting active now. Start calling/faxing your Reps: NO "comprehensive reform" amnesty, enforce our immigration laws etc. And join NumbersUSA if you haven't already.

And families are not broken up. If mexicans want to take their illegitimate offspring with them to mexico they are free to do so.