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During Monday’s “Special Report” segment, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer explained how the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 is being manipulated to apply to the current crisis at the border–a way in which it was originally not intended to be used.
“The law was passed in ’08, yes in the Bush administration, yes unanimously,” Krauthammer said.
“But it was intended for sex trafficking. It was intended for small numbers of kids and it made a lot of sense. It was never intended for a mass influx, a mass immigration. And people are yelling you are inhumane to return them. Well that’s exactly what the law is for Mexicans or Canadians. So, if it’s inhumane why haven’t we heard a protest about the return of kids who come in from Mexico? It was intended for something else. Obama is clearly making the statement indirectly by that story you just gave from AP and through his Homeland Security secretary who refused to answer about deportation, that he’s opening the doors of America to this influx. It will double, it will triple.”
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“When we were told last week that ‘Oh, Obama wants to change the law to make it apply to Central Americans as it does Americans,’ I was saying, ‘Show us you’re serious. Introduce a law immediately into Congress and get it passed.’ He didn’t. He obviously was never serious. I don’t think he’s lost on this. I think he knows what to do. He wants to win for political reasons very, very cynically.”