Hawaii Senator Says She's 'Confused' by Immigration Law Process

Nick Kangadis | August 2, 2018
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You’re expectations are too high if you think most politicians actually know the law -- especially if that law is actually being adhered to in the era of President Trump.

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) didn’t do herself any favors on Wednesday by blaming the application of immigration law on Trump. Hirono was questioning ICE Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations Matthew Albence — yeah, I think they need to shorten that title too — on the immigration laws currently being carried out by ICE.

After Albence responded to a question from Hirono by saying that “These individuals are there because they have broken the law,” Hirono blamed the plight of people in the U.S. illegally on the president.

“They [illegal immigrants] have broken the law only as deemed so by the president,” Hirono said.

As President Trump would say, "Wrong!"

Take a look at the exchange below:


I’m sorry. What is Hirono confused about? Is she confused by Albence's rational and lawful explanation? Or is she confused because she doesn’t know the law?

Either way, it’s not a good look for a U.S. Senator to blame a legal process on the president when those laws have been on the books for years -- specifically, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, also known as the McCarran-Walter Act.

1952!!! That law has been on the books longer than Hawaii has been a state (1959), and Hirono is confused?

It might help “lawmakers” to know the topic — at the very least the laws concerning the topic — before questioning someone who does know the laws. That’s not even my job, but common sense would dictate that a sitting U.S. senator should have some knowledge on a topic before placing the blame on a sitting U.S. president.

Like I said, that would be expecting too much out of what my tax dollars pay for.

H/T: Fox News Insider