Thursday, 25 March 2021

'She wants to decriminalize illegal border crossing': Republicans unload on Kamala Harris for her past comments comparing ICE officers to the KKK and saying undocumented immigrants are not criminals after Biden made her immigration czar

 Kamala Harris is now in charge of the White House response to the southern border crisis and has immediately faced a slew of criticism from conservatives for her very lax stance on immigration.

'An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal,' Harris tweeted in April 2017 in bashing then-President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policy.

Republicans were quick to pounce on Biden's decision to put Harris at the helm of this issue, pointing to her past criticism of offices dealing with the border.

Specifically, the GOP referenced a congressional hearing in 2018 when Harris, then a U.S. senator for California, compared Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the KKK. 

In her 2017 tweet, Harris vowed: 'We are not a society that is going to stand for tearing families apart. We are not going to buy into this administration's fear mongering.'

Kamala Harris asserted in 2017 tweet illegal immigrants aren't criminals ¿ exhibiting her 'weak' immigration stance conservatives pounced on following her appointment to lead the White House response to the border crisis

Kamala Harris asserted in 2017 tweet illegal immigrants aren't criminals – exhibiting her 'weak' immigration stance conservatives pounced on following her appointment to lead the White House response to the border crisis

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that Harris would be in charge of addressing issues at the southern border

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that Harris would be in charge of addressing issues at the southern border

Then-Senator Harris continued: 'It's ludicrous to say we're going to deport 12 million people. Now how are you going to do that?'

'Give people a path to citizenship,' she urged in her Twitter thread just a few months after Trump took office. 'The vast majority of folks we're talking about are living a lawful life and paying taxes.'

As the Joe Biden White House faces a growing crisis at the southern border, the vice president was put in charge of addressing the administration's response, it was announced Wednesday.

Her response is expected to focus on two different areas. The first is slowing the flow of 'irregular migrants' by instead looking at and addressing 'root causes' that prompted them to leave their home countries. Secondly the vice president wants to strengthen relationships with Mexico and Central American countries.

Harris, conservatives were quick to point out, is 'weak' on immigration and they claim the move is indicative of the White House not taking the mass migration crisis at the southern border seriously.

Josh Hawley, a hardline Republican senator from Missouri, tweeted Wednesday: 'This is the person Joe Biden is putting in charge of the border - an advocate for decriminalizing illegal border crossing.'

He was referencing how Harris raised her hand during a Democratic primary debate in June 2019 when candidates were asked if they were in favor of decriminalizing border crossings.

Thousands of immigrants continue to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico despite Biden declaring the 'border is closed' and urging migrants, even asylum seekers, not to come to country right now

Thousands of immigrants continue to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico despite Biden declaring the 'border is closed' and urging migrants, even asylum seekers, not to come to country right now

Holding facilities have swiftly become overwhelmed after Biden promised during his presidential campaign that all migrants would be welcomed in the U.S.

Holding facilities have swiftly become overwhelmed after Biden promised during his presidential campaign that all migrants would be welcomed in the U.S. 

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