Vice President Mike Pence Defends Cruel Anti-Immigration Policy With Scripture

Jul 6, 2018

By Sarahbeth Caplin

This shouldn’t come as a shock, but Vice President Mike Pence wants to make clear that he wholeheartedly supports the United States’ “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to illegal immigrants — even those who are fleeing certain death from their countries of origin.

Even worse, he’s using Scripture to do it. (I guess he learned nothing after the Jeff Sessions debacle…)

In a speech in Guatemala, [Pence] said the U.S. was working to reunite families “from your nations who’ve been caught trying to illegally enter the United States — because we believe that we can — as the old book says — “do justice and love kindness.”

But Pence also cautioned: “If you want to come to the United States, come legally, or don’t come at all.”

How about that? Love thy neighbor… but if you’re in danger of being murdered back in your homeland and seek asylum in the U.S., then we may have to love you from afar. Oh well. #ChristianLove

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2 comments on “Vice President Mike Pence Defends Cruel Anti-Immigration Policy With Scripture

  • We must be careful what we wish for; he’s next in line. To recast a joke from G Bush (snr) and Dan Quayle days.

    Q What are the most scary seven and a half words in the English Language?

    A I don’t feel so good today, Mike!

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  • I see that the Trumpies in the administration have separated families with such speedy enthusiasm and lack of proper record keeping, that they have needed an extension to the time limits for reuniting families, in order to try to sort out the mess they have made of the job!

    Deadline to reunite US migrant toddlers with parents extended

    Under a 1997 agreement, child migrants can only be detained for 20 days.

    Judge Dolly Gee said the administration’s request to extend that limit was ” a cynical attempt” to shift immigration policymaking to the courts.

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