Deranged Democrat Wants Lawyers for Border Detainees

Written by Michelle Moons, 2-10-17, at Breitbart:

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California’s newest U.S. Senator, Kamala Harris, revealed her first piece of legislation on Thursday, the Access to Counsel Act, which targets President Donald Trump’s travel restriction executive order by providing lawyers to anyone arriving at U.S. border crossings and ports of entry.

“Refugees, immigrants, students, and tourists all deserve to be able to access their lawyer in legal proceedings that could change the course of their lives, whether they enter the country at an airport or come across the border,” said Harris upon announcing the bill.

Harris left her position as California’s Attorney General to run for the Senate seat vacated by retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Harris’ office directly referenced the President’s January 27 executive order, which temporarily restricted travel to the U.S. from seven terror-prone nations. That order has since been challenged in court and as of Thursday afternoon was halted under a lower court’s temporary restraining order upheld in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The office of the freshman Senator from California claimed that after the executive order went into effect, “reports flooded in of refugees, Green Card holders, and even U.S. citizens — many of whom were women, elderly, or children — held for long periods of time, and denied access to volunteer lawyers.” Harris’s office also characterized the order as a “Muslim Ban,” though a religious test was not a provision of the order.

As California’s top lawyer, Harris backed a State Senate Bill that provided money for lawyers serving unaccompanied minors at the border, according to a statement from Harris’ office. Reports at the time when Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law, including a September 2014 Washington Post report, indicated that the funding would amount to $3 million.

Democrat Sens. Richard Blumenthal (CT), Cory Booker (NJ), Tom Carper (DE), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Ed Markey (MA), and Elizabeth Warren (MA) are cosponsors of the bill.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Amnesty International USA and National Council of La Raza are among the organizations supporting the bill.

CAIR has been declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding operation.

Speaking about the bill, Sen. Blumenthal called access to legal counsel a “fundamental right,” speaking of non-citizens and citizens alike. Sen. Booker called the “right to counsel … a fundamental American value enshrined in the Constitution” in an announcement of the bill.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Harris protested outside the White House on the Sunday after the ban originally took effect. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that same day, Harris demanded border officials carry out the court-ordered halt of the executive order.

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This woman is delusional if she thinks she could ever get this bill through the current House, the Senate and onto Trump’s desk.  He’s withholding funds for sanctuary cities, so paying for lawyers for illegals isn’t going to happen. It might have made it through during O’s regime, but not today and not with this president.

She is the perfect replacement for Barbara Boxer and will carry her liberal legacy forward in true Dem style. She is appealing to her base and not giving a thought to the burden it would put on the taxpayers. Nor did she give a thought to the nightmare of red tape this would create.

Just once it would be nice to see a liberal that placed the citizens first – you know, the ones that are here legally??

~Kathy



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7 replies

  1. Yes Kathy the lawyers were lined up as we were waiting for the 9ths decision. So you can imagine they were sitting at tables bored shitless ( excuse my French) I wonder who supplied the tables. Just waiting for someone to be stopped so they could run up and stop DHS and yell I’m their lawyer. Absolutely crazy

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  2. Lol – we’re not paying for no stinking lawyers. She can put her bill where the sun don’t shine.

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    • Maybe that’s the covert goal of this whole thing – a full employment guarantee for all lawyers. It’s plain that this line of thought is paid for by the schools of law so every other worker in the country will soon be a lawyer.

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  3. I’ll second that good rant comment. This whole concentration on the “plight” of the poor illegal aliens business is like a virus that’s infected those with a liberal leaning. They don’t REALLY want entirely open borders – not when it impacts THEM and they surely don’t want to be taxed more to benefit those poor illegals – if they knew how much the illegals were costing them. It’s become a fever that infects those who simply will not stop and think about the real-world ramifications of what their cause will cause.

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    • One problem is that many of these people fail to see it as our money – they see it as the government’s money and that kind of thinking is hard to fight.

      You’re right Garnet – they don’t really want open borders. What they claim to want is whatever the conservatives don’t want. Any cause is okay so long as it gives them a chance at another battle.

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  4. I just don’t get it. The left thinks that anyone in the world is free to come and go from our borders like it’s nothing and if you stop them for too long we’re sue you and sic and bunch of lawyers on you and take you to the 9th circuit. Watching the news the other night and there’s lawyers sitting smoking and joking at O’Hara airport ( where I would be cited for Loitering) waiting for people to be detained needless to say there was more lawyers then people coming in.
    How the hell is it that the left truly believes that non citizens have more rights and privileges than citizens? What have we come to. Every other country in the world has borders but we are not allowed to. Every country in the world ( Japan a prime example) is made to speak one language. One language is made for a citizens test but no not in America what is wrong with us

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    • Dang good rant, bescher. You mean to tell me that lawyers were already lined up and waiting for them? Sheesh! Reminds me of ambulance chasers just hoping to make a name for themselves and an easy buck.

      First the lawyers need to go, then we need to get rid of CAIR and the money they pour in to support garbage like this.

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