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Members of Congress Are Going To The Border To Literally Help Illegal Immigrants Enter The Country

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Two sitting members of Congress, both from California, are at the center of a major controversy.

Reps. Nanette Barragan and Jimmy Gomez are accused (by the Right) and celebrated (by the Left) for going to the U.S.-Mexico border and literally helping more than a dozen illegal immigrants enter the country.

From San Diego Union Tribune:

Customs and Border Protection officers on Tuesday morning took in the final members of a group of asylum seekers who, accompanied by attorneys and two members of Congress, sat on U.S. soil outside the Otay Mesa Port of Entry for hours, some overnight.

Reps. Nanette Barragan and Jimmy Gomez, both of the Los Angeles area, walked with the group of about 15 asylum seekers up the path to the port of entry around 2:30 p.m. on Monday. When they passed a placard that indicated they had reached the U.S., all of the migrants sat down on the concrete in front of the port’s gate.

At some point, an additional family that happened to be trying to request asylum at the port joined the group.

Volunteers, mostly attorneys and law students, shielded the migrants to keep them from being forced back into Mexico while the two members of Congress questioned officials about whether they would take the group into the port for processing. …

“It shouldn’t be this way,” Barragan said in a video on Twitter. “You shouldn’t have to have members of Congress here to observe what’s happening at ports of entry for CBP to take in people who are on U.S. soil and have presented themselves for asylum.” …

Shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday, Barragan announced on Twitter that the remaining asylum seekers had been allowed into the port of entry for processing. They had successfully bypassed the months-long wait to request asylum at the San Ysidro Port of Entry caused by the metering policy.

Well, there you have it. Now, not only are members of Congress able to exempt themselves from the laws they pass, but they are perfectly free to make sure no one else has to follow those laws as well.

This is anarchy.

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