- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Democrats in the House pushing a pro-amnesty message — and the need for speedy approval of $3.7 billion for President Obama to address border issues — took to Twitter to give illegals some political support, telling them bluntly: We’re on your side.

In a Twitter town hall, Rep. John Lewis tweeted: “We are all connected. We can’t just build a wall or a fence and say no more. This is America. Our doors are open. #AskDems.”

We are talking about human beings, real people. We have to respect the dignity and worth of everyone,” the Georgia Democrat added.

Rep. Elijah Cummings said the “health, safety and educational needs” of the illegal minor-aged immigrants pouring across America’s borders “must be our first priority.” And House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said America already has in place “extensive border security,” enough to deal with current border matters, Breitbart reported.

Rep. Judy Chu, meanwhile, said taxpayers should give more money to hire attorneys to represent illegal immigrant children, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren added her two cents to the topic, saying flat-out “every” illegal minor-aged immigrant should have access to tax paid legal representation.

The statements come as 57,000 or so illegals have crossed into the United States since last October. Projections are that a total of 150,000 will follow suit before the end of next year.

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• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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