When Donald Trump tapped James “Mad Dog” Mattis to be his Secretary of Defense, conservatives cheered.
The decision sent a signal that, unlike the Obama administration, Trump was committed to defending America.
And when MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow made the mistake of crossing Mattis, the Secretary of Defense sent her running for the hills.
Washington has been consumed by the media’s fake outrage over Donald Trump enforcing immigration law.
Trump signed a new executive order to challenge a 1997 consent decree – the Flores decree – that forced children to be separated from their parents if the adults were prosecuted for illegal border crossings.
Since children can only be held for 20 days, Trump’s new order calls for families to be held together while they await criminal proceedings to be completed.
To expedite matters and get as many cases processed in the 20 day period while the administration challenges the Flores decree, the Trump administration is beefing up the legal resources to handle the caseload during the short time frame.
After 20 days, the children must be released, so the Obama policy of “catch and release” could return if the Trump administration doesn’t increase the number of immigration lawyers to process the cases.
So Secretary of Defense Mattis stepped up to the plate and sent Judge Advocate Generals (JAGS) to six cities in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico for a six month assignment to assist with prosecuting illegal border crossings.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow pitched a fit about this decision.
But the Defense Department shut her down by releasing a statement that read:
“The Secretary of Defense has approved a Department of Justice (DOJ) request to detail 21 attorneys with criminal trial experience to DOJ for a period of 179 days. The DOD attorneys will be appointed as Special Assistant United States Attorneys and will work full time, assisting in prosecuting reactive border immigration cases, with a focus on misdemeanor improper entry and felony illegal reentry cases.”
So they hyped up fake news by claiming this was “unprecedented” and one step short of Trump declaring martial law.
Law Professor Orrin Kerr – who also worked in the United States Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Virginia – pointed out this was actually a common practice.
“I don’t get why this @maddow story is big news. JAG officers are detailed to US Atty’s Offices as Special AUSAs all the time. Several JAGs were SAUSAs when I was in EDVA. And I don’t think it’s new to bring lots of SAUSAs to a district to prosecute immigration crimes, either.”
I don't get why this @maddow story is big news. JAG officers are detailed to US Atty's Offices as Special AUSAs all the time. Several JAGs were SAUSAs when I was in EDVA. And I don't think it's new to bring lots of SAUSAs to a district to prosecute immigration crimes, either. pic.twitter.com/lATMVV4O4s
— Orin Kerr (@OrinKerr) June 21, 2018
What liberals like Maddow object to is enforcing immigration law, period.
The left doesn’t care about kids being separated from their parents.
They just want illegal aliens turned loose into the United States so Congress is forced to act and grant amnesty.
That will allow illegal aliens to become citizens with voting rights – and the left knows these newly minted citizens will swell the voter rolls with millions of new loyal Democrats.
Secretary of Defense Mattis isn’t violating any laws or breaking Constitutional norms.
And the immigration debate has shown, once again, that the left doesn’t care about facts.
Liberals are fighting for open borders and they intend to win by any means necessary.