Judge Andrew Napolitano told Fox News Monday that America’s approach to illegal immigration may have plunged to a sorry state when efforts of the Trump administration to enforce immigration law actually become “newsworthy.”
In an interview with Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum, the controversial judge said that the federal government’s actions on immigration “shouldn’t be newsworthy” because these laws are already in the books.
Giving his opinion on Trump’s stance on illegal immigration on the network’s “The First 100 Days” program, Napolitano said that the federal government during the Obama years had “looked the other way” the crimes committed by illegal immigrants.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The previous government took every opportunity it could, whether out of a sense of compassion or a belief that immigrants help the economy or whatever was motivating President Obama, to look the other way in the face of illegals.”
Fox’s senior judicial analysts pointed to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly comments on Sunday reiterating that crimes could result to deportations.
Kelly stated that there are two types of illegal immigrants, those who committed a crime here and went to jail and those to committed a crime and have eluded jailtime. Either way, the criminal should face deportation.