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Sen. Harkin on Illegals: ‘I Just
Don’t Classify Them as Criminals’

Cybercast News Service, by Eric Scheiner

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/12/2013 8:06:56 PM

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), a federal lawmaker, said he separates illegal aliens from criminals even though “it’s obvious that they broke the laws and did things that were criminal and they shouldn’t.” At an Aug. 2 immigration forum in Ames, Iowa, Harkin explained his reasoning. “I separate out people who came here illegally from people who are criminals," he said. "Now it’s obvious that they broke laws and did things that were criminal and they shouldn’t." “But I’m just saying simply because they came here to work – to provide for their family. They’ve broken

And neither does 0bama or any other Democrat. They should be jailed for their refusal to enforce the rule of law. I guess with his logic if they robbed a bank to "provide for their family" that would be okay too.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 8/12/2013 8:15:29 PM     (No. 9470682)

fine. We´ll not call them criminals. Try ´foreign invaders´, rather like the pilots of the Japanese air craft at Pearl Harbor. I wasn´t around yet, but if the pilots of the torpedo bombers were offered food stamps, free college tuition, and subsidized housing for their extended families, I had not heard of it.
No. We opened fire upon them. They were foreign invaders.
And we should do the same. ANYONE coming over that border without our permission should expect nothing more than to be the target of gunfire. And the same applies to those already inside the nation´s borders.
Don´t arrest them. Shoot them.
End of story.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RightShoe, 8/12/2013 8:16:55 PM     (No. 9470687)

I believe that dereliction of duty is a crime.

How should we classify Mr. Harkin?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/12/2013 8:19:16 PM     (No. 9470691)

Using Harkin´s rationale, every American citizen should get at least 2 free passes to break the law.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/12/2013 8:24:47 PM     (No. 9470697)

When does Harkin diagnose criminality? First murder, second. First armed robbery, third offense? How about jail-breakers. They only want to be free!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/12/2013 8:37:20 PM     (No. 9470709)

Who care if Harkin classifies illegal aliens as criminals, that not the point, the point is that they have no legal right to be here and if the Obama administration was effectively enforcing the immigration laws the illegal aliens would be going back to their home countries. The same goes for the G. W. Bush Administration.

If you were to ask Harkin how he does classify illegal aliens, if he were truthful, he would tell you as prospective Democrat voters. That´s the bottom line on all this for the liberal Democrats.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 8/12/2013 8:38:45 PM     (No. 9470712)

When illegal aliens break the law what do YOU CALL THEM SENATOR?!

Loons like this are giving our country away....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/12/2013 8:44:59 PM     (No. 9470721)

Think I´ll try to get into Harkin´s office and vote for him ~ maybe use his shower, drink up the coffee, check the desks for spare change....

Then, take his spare wallet with his alternative FYR passport ~ you´re not supposed to know about that BTW ~ and go write some checks at the bank across the street.

All good fun.

No harm all around.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/12/2013 8:47:13 PM     (No. 9470726)

Harkins´s Corollary: I´ll decide what crime is.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/12/2013 8:54:42 PM     (No. 9470736)

What part of. "illegal," does he not understand?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: aasilver, 8/12/2013 9:33:08 PM     (No. 9470804)

Isn´t Tom Harkin the one that falsely claimed to be a fighter pilot in Viet Nam.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kate318, 8/12/2013 10:20:30 PM     (No. 9470859)

Typical democrat double-speak. Just what is the meaning of "is," Tom?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jinx, 8/12/2013 10:55:50 PM     (No. 9470885)

I say to treat the illegals exactly the same way illegals are treated in Mexico.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kono, 8/13/2013 12:02:51 AM     (No. 9470941)

Being in the U.S. without valid papers is a violation of the civil code, not the criminal code. So technically, being an illegal alien doesn´t make them criminals.

What makes so many of them criminals is the disproportionate tendency there seems to be among them to commit criminal violations after committing the civil infraction of being here without authorization.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: cat2, 8/13/2013 12:16:22 AM     (No. 9470952)

He´s in the same party as Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who put it more succinctly:
"It´s not illegal to be illegal".

Martha is now running for governor of MA, and the idiots in this state will probably do her bidding.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/13/2013 12:53:02 AM     (No. 9470978)

Let´s ask the victims of illegals that were raped, robbed, or got involved in an accident with one that did not have a driver´s license or insurance or the families of the ones murdered, how they feel about that statement.

Let´s ask the employees that lost their jobs so the employer could hire an illegal for less money, no benefits, or pay taxes.

Let´s ask a qualified student who loses a seat in college for a minority student with lesser graders.

Zippy was right about one thing: Washington does live in a bubble. One he enjoys.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/13/2013 5:02:09 AM     (No. 9471073)

In the demonrat passed Senate bill, illegals can have up to 3 felonies before they will no longer be considered citizen material. You get that? You´re not a criminal until you have over 3 felonies.

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