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    Tennessee Republican Scott DesJarlais tells child of illegal immigrant father that US

    Tennessee Republican Scott DesJarlais tells child of illegal immigrant father that US has ‘laws we need to follow’

    August 19, 2013
    By Kaye Wonderhouse
    The Global Dispatch



    At a town hall meeting in Mursfreeboro, Tennessee, an 11-year-old U.S. citizen named Josie Molina approached the stage to ask anti-immigration reform Congressman Scott DeJarlais (R-TN) whether there was anything she could to do stop her father’s imminent deportation proceeding.

    "I have a dad who’s undocumented and what can I do so that he can stay with me?” she asked as her voice trembled. But when DesJarlais broke the news to her that “we have laws that we need to follow,” the crowd broke into rousing applause.

    The congressman’s “on the issues” page on his campaign website says he believes, “Illegal immigration burdens taxpayers, compromises national security, increases criminal activity, and erodes the significance of being an American citizen. We must secure our border and devote resources to enforcing current immigration law, which includes partnering with state and local law enforcement organizations.”

    The immigration bill that passed the Senate would provide a path to citizenship for many undocumented immigrants, and allow parents to make decisions about their child’s care before they are deported. The bill is pending before the House, with many Republicans like DesJarlais withholding their support.



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    I still have zero respect for any argument that uses children as a shield.
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    GOP Rep. Ambushed by 11-Year-Old on Immigration… But Is It a New ‘Tactic’?

    Aug. 19, 2013 12:36pm Oliver Darcy
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    A new video surfaced over the weekend showing an 11-year-old girl last week confronting a Tennessee Republican Congressman about his views on immigration. Now at least one prominent conservative blog is suggesting proponents of amnesty have started using children as pawns in the political warfare over immigration reform.

    The incident, captured on video and uploaded to YouTube Friday, reportedly shows young Josie Molina asking Rep. Scott DesJarais (R) if there is anything she can do to prevent her father’s deportation.

    “Mr. DesJarlais, I have papers but I have a dad who’s undocumented,” Molina said in a quavering voice before the large crowd. “What can I do to have him stay with me?”

    The Congressman replied, first thanking the girl for “coming forward and speaking,” but insisted the law must be followed.

    “This is a big, intimidating crowd, and I appreciate you coming forward and asking a question,” said DesJarlais. “But the answer still kind of remains the same. We have laws, and we need to follow those laws, and that’s where we’re at.”

    Left-leaning outlets have specifically focused on how the crowd cheered at the answer, suggesting a lack of empathy. One even headlined its story, “Tea Party Crowd Cheers As Tennessee Republican Tells Little Girl Her Dad Will Be Deported,” while the Daily Kos described the youngster as “very frightened.”

    However, one prominent conservative-leaning blog is suggesting individuals who are in favor of providing a pathway to citizenship have recently begun employing children as a “tactic,” using them as political pawns in order to solicit a certain response.

    Legal Insurrection posted a blog entry on Sunday documenting multiple instances in the past few weeks where similar questions have been asked of Republican congressmen.

    One, from earlier this weekend and documented on video, shows New York Republican Congressman Tom Reed facing a similar question.

    “Do you believe these parents should be deported, and if so, do you believe their U.S. citizen kids should be put in foster care or get deported too?” an unidentified audience member asked. “Would you consider adopting one of those kids?”

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    The conservative blog also points to an event held late last month by the former Republican candidate for vice president and current congressman, Paul Ryan, in which he was confronted by a teenager who voiced frustration over a proposed 15-year pathway to citizenship.

    “It couldn’t be coincidence that in two townhalls, almost a thousand miles apart, similar questions were asked within days of each other meant to make the Republican look heartless to some young child for the possible break up of a family due to deportation of an illegal immigrant parent,” the blog notes.

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    They did the same thing with a child at a town hall that I attended. Dragging the kids down for a phot op and to to video them asking that their illegal parents not be deported must be part of the illegal alien supporters playbook for the townhalls during the break.

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    I have said it before and I will say it again, these people are relentless and will do everything in their power to get their way. We must put an end to anchor babies for one thing. For the other children who were not born here, even through no fault of their own, they are still illegal and should be deported along with their parents, period! Our own citizens have their own sad tales to tell, only problem is you don't get to hear them like you do the illegals.

    It is time to take care of our own people.
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