As one GOP congressman is banned from entering a federal facility housing illegal alien children, another congressman, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) said the House will pass legislation giving illegals a pathway to citizenship – it’s “no problem”.
Blake Farenthold, lawyer and former talk show host.
That is a clear invitation for more to come here illegally.
“I think there’s no problem getting through the House a pathway to legal status. A pathway to citizenship is going to be tougher, but I think it is potentially doable, if we can show the American people that the border is secure,” Farenthold said on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.” “My constituents feel betrayed by the promise that Reagan made, that if we grant amnesty, we’ll then secure the border. We obviously didn’t do that.”
Parents who brought their children to the United States illegally are a “very sympathetic problem” Farenthold added. “We’ve educated them in our schools, and they become a burden on society if they can’t get a job.”
The Republican said the border is “relatively secure” but “not secure enough,” given the roughly 52,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have crossed into the U.S. since October.
It’s “relatively secure”?!?
He thinks the current crisis on the border might be a problem “politically.”
“I don’t think you’d have any problem getting legislation through the House to have expedited deportation procedures, getting more judges down to prosecute or hear these cases,” said Farenthold, who said it could take years before the children get a hearing otherwise.
“This is a humanitarian crisis,” Farenthold said. “The whole country needs to step up and help out.”
Farenthold’s district – the 27th in Texas – used to be Democratic and 70% Hispanic. It was redistricted, putting most Hispanics in another district, giving the GOP the election.