Empower Wisconsin | Nov. 1, 2019
By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman called out grandstanding Democrats this week following a politically charged hearing on the Trump administration’s immigration policies.
“Rather than allowing the witnesses to respond to questions, Democrats have used these hearings as a platform to grandstand, attack and make false accusations against President Trump, USCIS, ICE, and the entire Department of Homeland Security” the Glenbeulah Republican said following the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing. “They are not interested in solving problems by offering meaningful legislation, they use these hearings as an opportunity to get publicity.”
Committee Democrats called the hearing to examine “the Administration’s decision to deport critically ill children and their families.”
Talk about your false pretenses. Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, told the panel there are no plans to end “medical deferred action,” but leveraging Dems called the administration “cruel” for ever contemplating the notion.
The much-ado-about-nothing hearing didn’t get a whole lot of coverage beyond liberal channels, but committee Dems turned their unrighteous indignation up to 10.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat best known for helping Hillary Clinton rig the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, claimed Cuccinelli and Trump “don’t want anyone who looks or talks differently than Caucasian Americans to be allowed into this country.”
USCIS did reverse its plan to end a policy that allows immigrants with critical health issues to stay in the U.S. while they receive treatment.
Cuccinelli reminded the panel that his agency was only enforcing the laws that Congress passed when it proposed the change, according to Cronkite News.
“We have limited resources,” Cuccinelli said. Limited resources is not a. concept liberals who insist on open borders seem to understand.
It’s a fact that Trump-hating CNN pointed out in a 2018 business piece.
“For decades, the United States has struggled to deal with the health care needs of its undocumented immigrants — now an estimated 11 million — mainly through emergency room care and community health centers. But that struggle will evolve,” the story noted. “As with the rest of America, the undocumented population is aging and developing the same health problems that plague other senior citizens.”
Liberal policies in U.S. cities and states are only complicating security efforts, officials testified.
Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement director, Matthew Albence, told the committee about the issues immigration officers, and the agency as a whole, have faced because of increasing numbers of sanctuary cities and local jurisdictions impeding their ability to enforce federal immigration laws they’ve sworn to uphold.
“We had an individual, and unfortunately they’ve been unable to be caught, that fired a weapon into one of our facilities where we had officers working,” Ablence said when Grothman asked him to elaborate on violent attacks on ICE officers and their families.
Ablence said protesters have threatened agency employees as they laid siege on ICE buildings.
“I think reckless language used to denigrate them as individuals and the work they’ve done only serves to heighten, and stir action (of) some people who might not be in their right mind,” he said.
In an interview with Empower Wisconsin Thursday on the Vicki McKenna show, Grothman said members of the House committee described Ice agents as “white supremacists.”