Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi echoed a handful of Democratic presidential candidates Thursday; saying simply crossing the United States border illegally should not be considered a crime.
“You cannot say anybody coming across the border is breaking the law,” said Pelosi during her weekly press conference. “Not until there is a determination whether they can stay or not.”
“It shouldn’t be a crime to have a status violation. If somebody commits a crime or is guilty of a crime … prosecutorial discretion would warrant that they, or justified that they be sent away,” she added.
“The reason that they’re separating these little children from their families is that they’re using Section 1325 of that act which criminalizes coming across the border to incarcerate the parents and then separate them,” presidential candidate Julian Castro said during Wednesday night’s debate. “Some of us on this stage have called to end that section, to terminate it. And I want to challenge all of the candidate to do that.”
Pelosi’s comments come days after four suspected ISIS members were detained in Central America.
At least four suspected members of the Islamic State were arrested in Nicaragua this week; raising serious questions and concerns over foreign agents’ ability to enter the United States through the US-Mexico border.
“Four suspected members of the Islamic State terror group were captured by authorities in Nicaragua on Tuesday after entering the country illegally from Costa Rica, according to officials,” reports Fox News.
“The Nicaraguan National Police said in a statement the four men were caught around 10 a.m. by members of the country’s armed forces after entering through an unauthorized crossing point known as La Guasimada in the Cardenas municipality, located on the southwestern border with Costa Rica,” adds Fox.
Two men have been identified as Egyptian nationals and the other two came from Iraq.
“The Egyptians were identified by police as Mohamed Ibrahim, 33, and Mahmoud Samy Eissa, 26, while the Iraqis were Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al Jubury, 41 and Mustafa Ali Mohamed Yaoob, 29. The first three men arrived in Costa Rica on June 9, according to their immigration documents given to police,” confirms the report.
NOT A JOKE: Cory Booker Endorses School Program that Sends Unruly Students to ‘YOGA Instead of Detention’
Rapidly fading presidential candidate Cory Booker left millions of educators scratching their heads this week; bizarrely endorsing a program that seeks to end the “school-to-prison” pipeline by sending disruptive students to yoga classes.
“Fort Worthington Elementary School in Baltimore hired an instructor to teach children meditation and yoga. Instead of punishing children that cause problems with detention, teachers send the children to yoga class, according to a viral video posted by NowThis on Monday,” reports the Washington Examiner.
This is amazing. When we talk about ending the school-to-prison pipeline, this is exactly the kind of thoughtful, innovative and commonsense practice to we need to adopt. https://t.co/ilVp4BTfT9
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 11, 2019
“This is amazing. When we talk about ending the school-to-prison pipeline, this is exactly the kind of thoughtful, innovative and commonsense practice to we need to adopt,” tweeted Booker on Tuesday.
“I knew that I had to provide my students with something different, right? A means of healing, a means of transforming their lives, a means of communicating through conflict, and even just proactively communicating with others,” Fort Worthington Principal Monique Debi states in the video.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s campaign continued to lose momentum in the previous weeks; with the left-wing legislator begging Facebook users for $1 to help finance a “full team in this campaign.”
“Hello everybody, it’s Cory Booker speaking to you from our campaign headquarters in Newark, New Jersey. I’m asking for your help. We need folks to chip in $1. Can you pitch in $1 today to help us make sure we continue to have the resources we need to field a full team in this campaign?” asked Booker.
“With your help, we are going to continue to make strides in winning the nomination,” he added.
Challenge accepted! My staff is having a donor goal competition and I want in. Would you consider chipping in $1 to our campaign? https://coryb.kr/2VEMq66
Posted by Cory Booker on Monday, May 20, 2019
Beto O’Rourke’s campaign hit a similar snag on the campaign trail this week; where he spoke to less than 20 people in Oklahoma.
“Great being in Tulsa tonight for an important conversation about fighting dangerous efforts to roll back reproductive health care, working to ensure we achieve equal pay, and mobilizing to finally ratify the Equal Rights Amendment,” posted O’Rourke on social media.
Read the full report in the Washington Examiner.
NOT A JOKE: Hillary Clinton Says No One in the United States of America is ‘Above the Law’
Hillary Clinton posted her latest lecture to America on social media Monday; bizarrely asserting that nobody in the US is “above the law” months after avoiding prosecution for her mishandling of classified material on her private email server.
“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but the president is not above the law,” posted the twice-failed presidential candidate on Twitter.
I don't know who needs to hear this, but the president is not above the law.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 3, 2019
Clinton’s comments come days after a cyber defense firm confirmed the former Secretary of State will be a keynote speaker at their conference on network and digital security.
“We are pleased to announce that Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be a featured keynote at our #FireEyeSummit in October! Secretary Clinton will engage in an intimate Q&A keynote discussion with Kevin Mandia,” posted the group’s social media account.
Clinton’s email probe was thrust again into the national spotlight last week when former Attorney General Loretta Lynch contradicted James Comey’s Congressional testimony regarding the investigation.
“So you do not believe you ever instructed him to call it a matter?” one lawmaker asked Lynch.
“I did not. I have never instructed a witness as to what to say specifically. Never have. Never will,” fired-back the former Attorney General.
Lynch’s comments directly refute Comey’s Congressional testimony.
QUESTION: And then you made a comment earlier about the Attorney General, previous AG [Lynch] asking you about the investigation on the Clinton emails, saying that you were asked not to call it an ‘Investigation’ anymore, but to call it a ‘Matter.’ And you said that confused you. Can you give us additional details on that?
COMEY: Well, it concerned me, because we were at the point where we refused to confirm the existence of an investigation –as we usually do– for months,. And it was getting to a place where that looked silly, because the campaigns were talking about interacting with the FBI in the course of our work.
The Clinton campaign at the time was using all kinds of euphemisms, ‘security review,’ ‘matter.’ Things like that.
For what was going on. We were getting to a place where the Attorney General and I were going to have to testify and talk publicly about it, and I wanted to know if she would authorize us to confirm we had an investigation. And she said yes, but don’t call it that, call it a ‘Matter.’ And I said why would I do that? And [Lynch] said just call it a ‘Matter.’