Democrats never cared about immigration detection centers while Obama was President… suddenly it’s a “manufactured crisis” for political gain
In what can only be described by reasonable people as pathetic political manipulation, seven Democratic lawmakers showed up at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility over the weekend and demanded access.
The group of seven — New Jersey Reps. Bill Pascrell, Frank Pallone and Albio Sires, as well as fellow New York Reps. Jarrold Nadler, Hakeem Jeffries, Carolyn Maloney and Adriano Espaillat — made their obnoxious, unannounced visit on Father’s Day, of course, for maximum political effect.
As reported by Fox News, the pathetic display included “demands” to see families being detained at the New Jersey-based facility along with one member literally banging on a door, while another physically held a door open.
“We have gotten the door open at the Elizabeth, NJ ICE detention center and refusing to let it close until we are given access to the detainees,” Nadler tweeted.
Fox News noted further:
The Father’s Day episode was the latest in a series of similar trips by Democratic lawmakers to immigration detention centers, which are part of a broader effort to draw attention to the family members who have been separated by federal authorities while illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the United States.
Pascrell at one point complained on Twitter that ICE officials were making the lawmakers wait for nearly an hour after telling them they would be accommodated in about five minutes.