Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas appeared on FOX News Sunday this weekend and took Democrats to task for their hypocrisy on dealing with illegal immigration.
He noted that the people who are currently set for deportation have had hearings and due process.
CNS News reports:
Cotton: If We Can’t Deport Illegal Immigrants with Final Deportation Orders, ‘Who Can We Deport?’
Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) there is “healthy skepticism” for dealing with Democrats on fixes to the immigration system, and “if you can’t deport an illegal alien who has a valid and final order of removal that’s adjudicated by an immigration judge, who can you deport?”
“President Trump has also delayed a roundup that was supposed to begin today of migrant families that have already been given their deportation orders. He said he’s giving Congress two weeks to work out and reform the asylum system, and otherwise, he’ll impose the roundup.
I don’t have to tell you. You have a little bit of a look on your face. The likelihood – you talk about healthy skepticism — Congress isn’t going to reform the asylum system in two weeks sir,” host Chris Wallace said.
“So Chris, I was going to say healthy skepticism is warranted for dealing with Democrats when it comes to immigration,” Cotton responded. “Let’s just think about the Democrats position here, Chris. These are people who have claimed asylum in our country. They’ve had their day in court.
“They’ve had their claims rejected, and now they face a valid and final order of removal. If they can’t deport people like that, who can we deport? That’s why the Democrats’ position always comes back to, in essence, open borders,” he said.
Watch the video:
Cotton has made the same point on Twitter in response to Chuck Schumer. See his tweet below:
.@SenSchumer conveniently omits that these illegal aliens’ cases have been heard & rejected, hence they’re under valid orders of removals.
If illegal aliens with final orders of removal can’t be deported, who can be? Democrats have a radical, open-borders position. https://t.co/Kjf95Njykl
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 22, 2019
It’s an excellent point.
Notice how Democrats aren’t rushing to argue with him over this.