Skip to comments.Hume: Obama 'For Better Or For Worse' Is Following Law On Border Crisis
Posted on 07/07/2014 4:43:16 PM PDT by bkopto
During his Monday commentary segment on Fox News Channels Special Report, network senior political analyst Brit Hume argued the blame for the so-called humanitarian crisis at the southern border isnt President Barack Obama and his administrations fault.
Instead he argued it was the laws fault.
Hume pointed to the wording of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, pointing out that it has specific requirements for unaccompanied minors coming into the United States illegally and that he said is where much confusion lies.
In the uproar of tens of thousands of illegal children pouring across the border, people don't know what the law is and others pretend they dont.
Republican Congressman Raul Labrador of Idaho said on Sunday TV that the Obama administration should deport these children immediately. Later in the interview, he conceded the law does not permit that. The law in question is called the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.
It was passed by Congress unanimously and signed by President Bush. It requires that immigrant minors apprehended at the border may only be deported immediately if they are from Mexico or Canada.
The rest must be turned over within three days to the Department of Health and Human Services to await deportation hearings, he continued.
In the meantime the law says quote, They shall be placed in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child.
With an estimated 50,000 such children having come here from Central America this year, you can imagine how much trouble HHS is having housing them not to mention how long it will take the courts to process their cases.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Hume has been bought and paid for, ‘fraid to say.
Brit is hot for amnesty.
He verbally b slapped Laura Ingraham recently. she stated something in defense long after his hissiness was off the air for the sake of dignity of Fox.
He was catty.
Declare war on Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and arrest them as enemy aliens.
The border crisis that he created.
The president of the United States — whoever that may be at any given time — cannot illegally encourage and aid a foreign invasion and then expect to be shielded by the letter, but not intent, of the law.
My GAWD. WTH happened to Brit Hume? He used to be someone respectable.
So this administration, which has stepped on the Constitution and broken just about every other law, has now decided to “follow the law” when it comes to all these illegals.
It’s good to be king. You can pick and choose which laws to uphold and which to disregard.
Yes, I heard him admit that he wants “immigration reform.”
I’ve never seen Brit Hume so passionate about anything—ever.
He wa not objective in the least.
Like he is on a personal crusade.
He loves those ‘lil chilren.
Was Obama following the law with his 2012 backdoor amnesty for Dreamers? This is the action that precipitated the flood on the border.
Brit SELLOUT Hume!
Pro Amnesty people seem to lose they logical minds.
Liberal-licker Brit Hume is less conservative
than Hillary Clinton.
Hume believes that the little Cental Americans will grow up to be surgeons, rocket scientists, etc., just like the immigrants from Vietnam and Asia. Maybe Hume has a spicy Guatemalan muchacha in his house. He sounds like Jeb Bush.
He must employ several South Americans on his Virginia estate. That is how to explain this. I have no use for this man any longer.
Huh? No law on the books about being in the US illegally? So what about the guy who missed the deadline getting out on a visa by 30 minutes and was jailed. What about the Australian teen who was jailed for three weeks incommunicado - was not allowed to contact consulate or her parents. The 0bama regime decides what laws they will obey and which ones they ignore.
PS - the guy who overstayed his visa by a half hour was actually hung up at the border into Canada because of traffic.
PPSS - and meanwhile a US Marine is still held in a Mexican jail .....
If it is the law’s fault, then, why doesn’t OdumBO request to repeal it? If it is helping him then it is his fault.
Why do you think Obama ran ads in Central America?
He’s right, but only so far. Obama put the refugee law on steroids by his illegal Dreamer ex-order plus the facts on the ground that filtered back to LatAm ... Obama simply so NOT deporting inland.
They had to stop the constant flow of Australians and Canadians coming cross the border illegally.
Sounds to me like the liberals got a little info from the NSA to make ole Brit switch sides. What is it Brit? An affair, IRS problems, secret love child, boyfriend?
Oh, I understand he’s following the law - but to state that the president is merely complying with the law is misleading to say the least.
Brit is one of those open-borders, Chamber of Commerce guys I guess
Brit, when has Obama EVER been constrained by a law?
He chooses which laws he will follow apparently
Doesn’t this sewer have “laws” anymore making it illegal for anyone to invade our country? What the hell “laws” is the Kenyan boy “following”?
Oh, well, they can feel good about how caring and tolerant they are, which is most important. /S
Yeah....surgeons and rocket scientists. And the cat which visits me from across the road is going to run for president.
Might be an improvement, actually...
A Quote From Breitbart News about Border crisis:
‘significant revelations from the report include:
Males between 15-17 years of age comprise 47 percent of all unaccompanied minors who are other than Mexican (OTM). Nearly thirty percent are minors age 10-14.
Three percent of the OTM minors coming unaccompanied are from 43 other countries excluding Guatemala, El Salvador, or Honduras.
53,375 OTM unaccompanied minors are predicted for Fiscal Year 2014, and 95,500 for Fiscal Year 2015.
U.S. authorities do not know whether or how U.S. gang members are involved in the smuggling of the minors.
There has been an increase in the OTM minors coming into the U.S. who are pregnant, or have physical or mental disabilities.
The same family members or sponsors are appearing several times to claim different children from the custody of U.S. authorities.
The U.S. government time requirements and care responsibilities for the OTM minors are identified in a time-chart.
Host counties are doing little to prevent their nationals from coming to the U.S. and are likely motivated to allow this due to a desire to have U.S. dollars going back to the host countries.
The remittances or monies sent from foreign nationals living in the U.S. to their home countries has increased significantly over the past few years and is considered a major factor in why the nations governments do not interfere with their nationals expatriating and traveling to enter the U.S. illegally.
Darby Leaked ICE Doc’
Regarding the title of the referenced article, please consider the following.
More specifically, what we're probably never going to hear from a Fx News correspondent concerning any federal immigration law is the following. Polticially correct interpretations of the Constitution's uniform Rule of Naturalization aside (Clause 4 of Section 8 of Article I), the states have never delgated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate immigration.
In fact, Thomas Jefferson had clarified, in terms of the 10th Amendment nonotheless, that the states have never delegated such power to Congress.
4. _Resolved_, That alien friends are under the jurisdiction and protection of the laws of the State wherein they are: that no power over them has been delegated to the United States, nor prohibited to the individual States, distinct from their power over citizens. And it being true as a general principle, and one of the amendments to the Constitution having also declared, that the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people, the act of the Congress of the United States, passed on the day of July, 1798, intituled An Act concerning aliens, which assumes powers over alien friends, not delegated by the Constitution, is not law, but is altogether void, and of no force [emphasis added]. Thomas Jefferson, Draft of the Kentucky Resolutions - October 1798.
In fact, for those Democrats and RINOs that would argue that the feds can regulate immigration simply because the Constitution doesn't say that it can't, the Supreme Court has clarified the following. Powers not expressly delegated by the states to the feds expressly via the Constitution are prohibited to the feds.
From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited [emphasis added]. United States v. Butler, 1936.
He isn’t “following” the law, Brit, he is exploiting a flawed law in order to bring down America. Hate to say it, Brit, you are a dope.
How does one know if they are from Mexico or not? They came across from Mexico thus they are Mexicans unless they have real identification that can be validated that they are from some other country. I doubt they have any ID thus they should be returned to Mexico unless they can prove they are from some other country IMO
This is what happens when Congress rushes to fix a problem with hardly no thought. The law was passed to keep kids from sexual transport, supposedly. It ended up doing the opposite.
All it took was the criminal democrats and their lawyers to craft this debacle.
I’m not a lawyer, but the answer seems fairly simple.
There needs to be a temporary cessation of the law - a moratorium - so that these kids can be loaded onto busses or military planes and returned to whatever country they came from, immediately after entering the U.S.
That’s they only way a message can be sent to others that there’s no point in making the trip in the first place.
Correct. This whole mess was orchestrated, exploiting a law that was seemingly put in place because of human trafficking.
It drives me crazy to hear people complain that the fraud in the White House is incompetent, doesn’t do anything about the problem, etc., etc.
Obama must be laughing his fool head off. Why the heck would he do anything to “fix” the problem he intentionally put into place to further bring America to her knees.
BS. Hume is pathetic on the illegal alien/amnesty issue.
So, if a fisherman casts out his baited hook and a fish comes along and takes the bait, it's not the fisherman's fault that he has a fish on the line?
This latest rush of illegals to our border has taken Obama's bait as certain as any fish ever took the bait. Obama has been intentionally luring the illegals for several years by ending border enforcement, ending deportations and granting legal status to so-called dreamers and others.
CAPTAIN OBVIOUS: “The law only applies if you let them into the country to begin with.”
Hume is vehemently pro amnesty. He gets very worked up defending the criminal aliens.
BUT: They are being delivered by Mexico, through Mexico, and with Mexican complicity. So where are they "from"?
They shall be placed in the least restrictive setting
That’d be DC.
Gawd, I can’t stand that brat.
"The law in question pertained to victims of human trafficking, as you can tell from its name, the 'William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.' Its been magically transformed into a blanket order for indefinite residency covering nearly everyone who makes it across the border with a child in tow...
It’s not a lie. Cool down there. Obama is following the law, but it’s probably more proper to say that he’s exploiting the law as a political tactic. Children of Central America are allowed to stay. This was originally put in place to stop the sex trade operations. It was not ever mean as a route into our country....which Obama is using it for. But, Hey. That’s our President....looking out for every country but the United States of America.
Step-1=Verified (VERIFIED) border control and enforcement first.
Step-2=Have all illegal aliens register with the Fed government by some date certain where thy get some sort of number. After that date, anyone here illegally (without proof of registration) will be deported according to our laws.
Step-3= Count how many people registered as an illegal alien. Based on this number, decide what to do with these people.
Note about Step 3- We hear 11 million illegals are here, but for all we know it’s closer to 50 million. The registration will remove the mystery once and for all. The point is: any talk of amnesty or deportation or whatever is premature. Let’s get the data.
Once we have the exact number, more or less, we may decide to do a mass deportation or come up with some path or stop all immigration for 20 years until all these folks are processed. Whatever we decide...it needs to be an informed decision.
Ok. That’s my plan. It protects the borders and Provides us with information. The beauty is it puts off all talktalk about amnesty or deportation...only about getting data....taking a lot of the politics out of the equation.
Jeez, if I can come up with this solution, why can’t our leaders?
I agree with that. He should have said that all this was by design...Obama knows the law and a way around it.