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Open Borders Hypocrite

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Posted on March 19 2009 5:58 pm
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Speaking before a congregation of both legal and illegal Hispanic immigrants, House Speaker and Open Borders proponent Nancy Pelosi recently declared that the enforcement of current U.S. immigration laws is “un-American.” In a talk delivered recently at St. Anthony’s Church in San Francisco, Pelosi condemned raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, and subsequently referred to the immigrants she was addressing as “very, very patriotic.”

“Who in this country would not want to change a policy of kicking in doors in the middle of the night and sending a parent away from their families?” Pelosi said. “It must be stopped…. What value system is that? I think it’s un-American.”

When I think of federal immigration agents kicking down doors in the middle of the night, one case comes quickly to mind: that of 7-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzales. As you’ll recall, in 2000 little Elian found himself at the center of a dramatic political storm between the government of the United States and the Communist regime of Cuba. In late 1999, Elian, along with his mother and twelve other Cuban nationals, boarded a small dingy and headed north in an attempt to flee dictator and murderer Fidel Castro’s oppressive regime. Elian and two other Cubans were fished out of the Atlantic; Elian’s mother and ten others drowned during the crossing.

The INS soon released Elian to his great-uncle and aunt, both of whom resided in Miami. But Elian’s father, backed by Cuban Authorities, demanded the boy be returned to Cuba. Scandal-ridden President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno agreed. Who can forget the now-Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of an armed U.S. Border agent storming Elian’s room in the middle of the night, taking the terrified child against his will?

Obviously Nancy Pelosi did. Seems odd – because she supported that action. In 2000, Pelosi was a co-sponsor of House Resolution 240: The Elian Gonzalez Bill, which expressed “the sense of Congress that Elian Gonzalez should be reunited with his father, Juan Gonzalez of Cuba.”

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