An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official had to explain to a Democrat senator during a hearing on Tuesday that illegal aliens are illegal aliens because they have broken federal immigration laws.
Matthew T. Albence, Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) at ICE had to inform Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) that illegal aliens face prosecution because they have broken the law.
"Mr. Albence, would you send your children to FRCs?" Hirono asked.
"Again, I think we’re missing the point," Albence replied. "These individuals are there because they have broken a law. There has to be a process."
"They have broken a law but only as deemed so by the president with his --" Hirono tried to claim.
"No ma’am," Albence fired back. "They are there for violation of Title 8 of the U.S. Nationality Act. Okay. U.S.C. 1325. That’s illegal entry is both a criminal and civil violation. They are in those FRCs pending the outcome of that civil immigration process. They have broken the law. "
After continuing to struggle grasping the basic concept that illegal aliens have broken U.S. immigration laws, Hirono said she was "confused."