Attorney General Holder Says Violating Our Immigration Laws is a Civil and Human Right

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking at a Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) dinner in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, stated that, “Creating a pathway to earned citizenship” for illegal aliens living in the United States “is absolutely essential.” Holder continued, “It is a matter of civil and humans rights.” (Don’t take my word for it. Watch him say it yourself.)

Got that? Violating U.S. immigration law and being rewarded for it with amnesty and citizenship is “matter of civil and human rights” according to our nation’s chief law enforcement officer.

Are political leaders engaged in a debate about immigration policy, or have we crossed over into the Twilight Zone?

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    What planet is eric holder from? It is not a civil or human right.
    This government can’t obey it’s own laws. This government
    is really corrupt.

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    Should we all be allowed break any law we want…. and get rewarded for it?!!?

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    They are breaking the LAW OF THE LAND. They have no rights here due to them not being citizens. If they lined the border with bodies I would guarantee they would stop coming.

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    So what Holder means is for us to ignore the fact that we once were a sovereign nation. I can only pray that we make it through Obama’s presidency and will finally elect someone who thinks more of us than they do of foreign lawbreakers. I often wonder what our forefathers would say if they could see what has happened to this nation that they fought so hard to conceive.

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    Holder and Obama and their little puppets are tearing our country apart just for their sheer pleasure . We have done more good than any other country in the world. They can’t stand good. They have mean little hearts that ooze with Marxism. If we don’t do something to save our country, the good will be gone. Arrest both of them for treason, then go down the list of their cronies and do the same. Next, get the marxist out of the school system, especially common core. They are dumbing down children so they will never question anything that is done to them.

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    Mass Immigration Is Unsustainable on

    Remember, suckers for amnesty in exchange for enforcement. Whatever enforcement you might get as a written law (and that’s a big if given that the up front amnesty kills any incentive to follow through) is subject to the willingness of the Obama administration to execute it. Good luck with that! They claim total discretion not to enforce and are doing a dang good job of that.

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    Only BO would appoint & retain such an incompetent AG like Eric Holder. What a utter disgrace to this nation!

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    sherri palmer on

    I fail to understand the defense of illegals in this country by some blacks…I am black and mad as hell! I heard excerpts Holders speech on FOX this morning and it just infuriates me, he is definitely a product of obama obama is relentless and comes up with distractions, distortions, for everything! He looks at the American people and will tell a lie without flinching. It is one lie backed by another lie and distortion that fuels obamas reign without protest! Congress does not use its powers to stop obama and obama abuses his powers. I continue to call each Republican membr of Congress and tell them to question and stand up to every lie that obama states, but I will not do this indefinitely, Congress has to do its job

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      AMEN, And may God richly bless you for standing up for America’s rights…those of all Americans, no matter their color!

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    I don’t know why blacks let this nonsense go unchallenged. They fought for civil rights for a hundred years because they were born here and were citizens and were held back from their rightful place. I wonder under what part of the constitution the chief law enforcement officer of the United States finds a “civil right” for citizens of another country who broke our laws.

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    richard harris on

    This is the result of the Modern Day Tammany Hall Democrats stealing the last two presidential elections via ballot box stuffing and other voter fraud.