Pelosi: Voting for Democrats Gives Illegal Aliens More ‘Leverage’
By RJ Hauman | August 10, 2018
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – who stands to become Speaker if Democrats retake the House – admitted that a vote for a Democrat is a vote to give illegal aliens leverage on Capitol Hill.
Pelosi made the shocking comments during a press conference in El Paso, Texas with open borders advocates and Veronica Escobar, the Democratic nominee in Texas' 16th congressional district.
While discussing her opposition to the president's zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration, Pelosi was asked how long illegal aliens would have to wait for Congress to enact a mass amnesty.
Pelosi asserted that she didn't "want to be political" in her response, before alleging that amnesty would be impossible as long as Republicans remained in control of Congress.
Full remarks and video below:
I don’t want to be political here. I would say that to the extent that people hear the stories, it’s interesting because there was a recent survey that said if you ask people about their attitudes towards immigration and newcomers to the country, they might have one view. They haven’t thought about it a whole lot except they’re hearing the president. But if they know one family, if they know one immigrant family, if they go to school with immigrant children, or if their children go to school with any immigrant children, if they go to church with immigrants, they have a completely positive view. It changes everything. That's why I keep talking about public sentiment. And so because this is the right thing to do, I have confidence that we will get where we need to go. But everything is about time and we want to shorten the distance as your question indicated between what we think is inevitable for America. They think is inconceivable but we believe that we can get this done. We are not going to be able to get it done under the Republican leadership in Congress. We believe that we will have leverage when we win in November. And why is that important? Because it gives leverage to every family, to every mom who courageously brought her child across the desert to escape, to escape death, rape, gang violence and the rest. Because it gives hope, because of the leverage it gives to families who may have followed dad home for a family funeral and now can’t come into the country. As all of those injustices have to be corrected. There’s a path and that path is greatly brightened by the knowledge that is in this community who sees first hand simple solutions which make a big difference in people’s lives. And so we’re getting ready for this and it’s only to come back to a place that honors our values, recognizes the importance of immigration to the success of America.