Judge Andrew Napolitano told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum Monday that “it shouldn’t be newsworthy” that the Trump administration is enforcing the immigration laws already on the books.
Fox’s senior judicial analyst — referencing a recent report touting a spike in Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests — stated it is “newsworthy because this government is so profoundly different from the previous government.”
“The previous government took every opportunity it could, whether out of a sense of compassion or a belief that immigrants help the economy or whatever was motivating President Obama, to look the other way in the face of illegals.”
Napolitano pointed to comments from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly who designated two types of illegal immigrants: “either they committed a crime here and went to jail or committed a crime and didn’t yet go to jail.”
“Both of which can trigger automatic deportations,” the judge explained. “So it is newsworthy when the government enforces the law, and that is what is happening.”