Published On: Mon, Aug 19th, 2013

Tennessee Republican Scott DesJarlais tells child of illegal immigrant father that US has ‘laws we need to follow’

At a town hall meeting in Mursfreeboro, Tennessee, an 11-year-old U.S. citizen named Josie Molina approached the stage to ask anti-immigration reform Congressman Scott DeJarlais (R-TN) whether there was anything she could to do stop her father’s imminent deportation proceeding.

scott desjarlais tennessee gop immigration question“I have a dad who’s undocumented and what can I do so that he can stay with me?” she asked as her voice trembled. But when DesJarlais broke the news to her that “we have laws that we need to follow,” the crowd broke into rousing applause.

The congressman’s “on the issues” page on his campaign website says he believes, “Illegal immigration burdens taxpayers, compromises national security, increases criminal activity, and erodes the significance of being an American citizen. We must secure our border and devote resources to enforcing current immigration law, which includes partnering with state and local law enforcement organizations.”

The immigration bill that passed the Senate would provide a path to citizenship for many undocumented immigrants, and allow parents to make decisions about their child’s care before they are deported. The bill is pending before the House, with many Republicans like DesJarlais withholding their support.




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  1. JoJo says:

    I’m glad he put that little bitch in her place

  2. Scott says:

    His website also says “Abortion – All life should be cherished and protected. We are pro-life.” But, that didn’t stop him from making sure his girlfriend got one when needed.

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