by Roman DeSantis | 24News
A top U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official patiently explained to “confused” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) during a Senate hearing Tuesday that illegal immigrants do, in fact, break U.S. laws when they enter the country illegally.
“Would you send your child to the [family detention centers]?” Hirono (pictured left above) asked ICE’s Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Matthew T. Albence during a hearing with the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Albence told Hirono, “Again, I think we’re missing the point. These individuals are there because they have broken a law.”
But Hirono interrupted, bizarrely insisting that the illegal immigrants being held in the detention centers “have broken a law only as
“No ma’am,” Albence fired back. “They are there for violation of Title 8 of the U.S. Nationality Act. Okay. U.S.C. 1325. That’s illegal entry is both a criminal and civil violation. They are in those FRCs pending the outcome of that civil immigration process. They have broken the law. ”
After continuing to struggle grasping the basic concept that illegal aliens have broken U.S. immigration laws, Hirono said she was “confused.”
‘Confused’ by the most basic immigration laws? A senior member of a Senate committee in charge of immigration legislation?