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Dems Vote to Protect Illegal Immigrants Rather Than Police

148 Democrats voted against a bill to deport illegal immigrants who have assaulted police, begging the question, who do they truly represent?

In a clear demonstration of support for law enforcement, the House of Representatives recently passed a bill to expedite the deportation of illegal immigrants who assault police officers. This decisive action, part of National Police Week, highlights a firm commitment by House Republicans to uphold the safety and respect of our law enforcement personnel. The bill passed with a 265 to 148 vote. Yet, despite gaining backing from 54 Democrats, a substantial contingent within their party still voted against this critical bill.

The bill, spearheaded by Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J., is aptly named the Detain and Deport Illegal Aliens Who Assault Cops Act. Rep. Van Drew hit the nail on the head when he introduced the bill by stating, “There is no reason that an illegal alien who attacks our law enforcement should remain in our country; that shows zero respect for our rule of law or our institutions, and they will not be positive contributors to society.” This legislation mandates the detention of illegal immigrants by federal authorities until they can be deported and introduces a new category for migrant inadmissibility specifically targeting those accused of assaulting police.

The necessity of such legislation is underscored by disturbing incidents that have captured national attention, including a group of illegal immigrants caught on video violently attacking two New York City police officers in Times Square. Another harrowing instance occurred when an illegal immigrant was accused of killing a Washington State Patrol trooper by crashing into him on an interstate highway. These are not isolated incidents but symptoms of a broader disregard for the laws and safety of our communities.

Democrats Care More About Criminals Than Those Who Protect Us

Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., pulled no punches when discussing the Democrat pushback on the bill.

“House Democrats just voted to protect violent illegal immigrants over our brave law enforcement officers. Once again, the Democrat Party proves they are the most anti-law enforcement party in history.”

Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Fox News Digital

This statement, stark and cutting, begs the question: Whom do the Democrats truly represent? Clearly, it is not the American public, nor the men and women who make severe sacrifices to protect our citizens.

It is deeply concerning to see a substantial number of Democrats opposing a bill that seeks to deport illegal immigrants who have assaulted police officers. By any measure, illegal immigrants have already broken the law by entering the country unlawfully. To then assault those charged with upholding our safety is doubly condemnable. The opposition to such a common-sense measure reveals a troubling prioritization of political ideology over public safety and respect for law enforcement.

This situation should serve as a wake-up call for Americans regarding the current priorities of some of their elected officials. Supporting law enforcement and ensuring the safety of our officers should be non-negotiable, not a subject of partisan debate. As this bill moves to the Senate, one hopes that clearer heads will prevail, and that support for our police will trump partisan politics.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.