Nancy Pelosi Makes Outrageous Statement After ICE Raids In California

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. says illegal immigrants are law-abiding and patriotic.| AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Nancy Pelosi recently released a statement attacking Trump and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials for targeting “law-abiding” illegal immigrants. And that wasn’t the worst part.

Just over a week ago, ICE conducted a raid in Northern California that netted more than 230 illegal immigrants. Many of them, in addition to being in the country illegally, had criminal records.

According to ICE, more than half of those arrested have convictions for crimes such as “assault/battery, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI.” However, that news concerned Pelosi very little as she likened the sweep to an act of terrorism.

“This raid was intended solely to terrorize innocent immigrant families and instill fear in the hearts of our communities–not to keep Americans safe,” she said. “Parents will now be torn from their children, and spouses ripped away from their loved ones.”

Worse still, the House Minority Leader blasted the “bigoted” Trump administration for their anti-immigrant agenda. Pelosi audaciously referred to illegal immigrants living in sanctuary cities as “patriotic,” as though they’re the backbone of America.

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Nancy Pelosi vowed to continue defying federal immigration laws. | Photo credit SF Gate

“The [Trunp]Administration continues to brazenly target the cities that refuse to bow to its blatantly bigoted anti-immigrant and mass deportation agenda,” she said. “The people of the San Francisco Bay Area will continue to oppose these cowardly attacks, and we will remain open to the patriotic immigrants who are the constant reinvigoration of America.”

So, there you have it. An elected government official is not just openly vowing to disregard federal law but also showing support for the people who violate those laws. That is not only a special kind of stupid, it borders on insanity. Maybe even treason. 

Either way, it stands to reason that anyone who breaks the law cannot also be law-abiding. Not to mention, there’s nothing patriotic about entering a country illegally and expecting the taxpayers and government to support you.

While that very well might be the liberal way, it’s darn sure not the American way. And it is way past time to remove any elected official who believes otherwise, starting with Pelosi.