Conservative Review senior editor Daniel Horowitz joined LevinTV host Mark Levin on the radio Tuesday to address the ongoing immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Horowitz explained that the issue of separating parents from children actually began with the Flores agreement of 1997, when the courts ruled it was illegal to detain unaccompanied immigrant children for more than twenty days.
“Judge Dolly Gee of the Central District of California, in June 2015, she applied this agreement not just to children coming to the border alone, but to family units, meaning she said that you can’t even detain in order to deport children when they’re together with their parents, so meaning you have to release the children. And that necessitated separating the families,” Horowitz said.
“She’s a liberal judge, no doubt, trying to let these kids out, and it’s backfired on them,” Levin said.
Horowitz added that “this has gotten so bad, this incentive to come with kids, that now a lot of these individuals are kidnapping kids in order to come here. Where’s the compassion in that?”
Levin, responding to Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.’s assertion that the President should be responsible for fixing the immigration problem rather than Congress, called out the Democrats for passing the buck.
“They don’t want to fix this any more than they want to fix heath care, any of the rest of it. Turmoil’s the name of the game. And then you blame the opposition.”
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