Fox & Friends is furious that Democrats are advising immigrants on their rights ahead of ICE raids

Fox & Friends is furious that Democrats are advising immigrants on their rights ahead of ICE raids 

Griff Jenkins: "Democrats are putting themselves in a unique position of running against the rule of law"

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From the July 12 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Remember, it was two weeks ago when the president pulled the plug on those threatened ICE raids where they were going to go after at least 2,000 migrants who had been ordered deported, completely litigated and adjudicated. And Nancy Pelosi said, Mr. President, don't do that. Give us time to work something out. The president said OK, I'll give you a couple of weeks. Do something about the asylum and do something about the loopholes. Well, two weeks or later and they did nothing about the loopholes or the asylum in Congress and now Nancy Pelosi and others, rather than write legislation, are telling the people who might get a knock on the door over the weekend what to do if ICE shows up.

AINSLEY EARHARDT(CO-HOST): Listen to this. 

[BEGIN CLIP]

SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): An ICE deportation warrant is not the same as a search warrant. If that is the only document ICE brings to a home raid, agents do not have the legal right to enter a home. If ICE agents don't have a warrant, signed by a judge, a person may refuse to open the door and let them in.

[END CLIP]

DOOCY: So that's interesting. I wonder if -- because they are targeting 2,000 migrants in the country illegally, been fully litigated -- I wonder if they will get search warrants. Not just ICE warrants. Detainer warrants, I wonder if they will get --

EARHARDT: AOC was saying check your neighbors. Know your rights. They can't enter without a judicial warrant. And Hillary Clinton, in Spanish, she tweeted this out. We can put up the tweet right there. She -- it says basically take photos, it says toma fotos y videos. And you're our Spanish speaker.

GRIFF JENKINS (GUEST CO-HOST): Yeah, so if you look here it says "no abras la puerta," don't open the door. "Guarda silencia," don't talk. "No firmes," don't speak. "Reporta y graba," report and record, as you were saying, and then have a plan and use it. What's fascinating is, on the second one about remaining silent, it basically says that if they do come in and raid you and grab you, that you should specifically say these words, "I use my fifth amendment right to remain silent." You know, ICE is not commenting, right? Fox News asked them all day, give us a statement. And they said we're not going to talk about enforcement actions. But it is clear 2,000 people, roughly, in 10 states will be targeted. Whether or not there is a dispute over their right to enter or not and if there is a warrant, which is a great point Steve, it is clear these people have been court ordered to be removed and so now the Democrats are putting themselves in a unique position of running against the rule of law.

EARHARDT: Because of catch-and-release and Congress refused to change those laws.

DOOCY: They haven't changed. For years.

EARHARDT: But when you step a foot on American soil, then you're ordered to go before a judge. These were folks that were released into our country. Months later, years later, whatever it may be, they're ordered to come in to appear in front of a judge and these folks did not do that, and that's why the president says they need to be deported.

DOOCY: So Nancy Pelosi is telling people don't open the door if they don't have a search warrant.

Previously

Trump says he will begin mass deportation as early as next week. White nationalists and conservative media have spent years calling for this.

On Fox, acting ICE Director Mark Morgan says targets of ICE raids "have had more due process than ... any country would have given an immigrant"

Fox & Friends guest host on Trump's plan for mass deportations, including of families: "Looks like another win for President Trump"

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