If you are caught up in all the coverage of Hurricane Harvey, you might be wondering when the next scene will be that of Noah’s Ark. It is not going to rain 40 days and 40 nights, but with hard rains expected until Wednesday, it will have a similar effect. The more bizarre part of the story is all the special interest and political groups that hope to spin an issue off of the storm story. The ACLU is after the Border Patrol and politicians and media are looking to blame Trump for every drop of rain.
As Written By Jazz Shaw for Hot Air:
There’s no good news coming out of a category 4 hurricane slamming into the coast of Texas other than the hope that nobody is killed. But if we were to try to imagine some sort of glad tidings, it might be that a moment of crisis such as this, when a broad swath of mankind is faced with the literal wrath of nature at her worst, is one where people can briefly set aside their petty, partisan differences and work together in the interest of survival.
Or so you’d have thought, anyway. So much for that idea. The ACLU decided, as the eye of the storm was still approaching shore, to complain about the Border Patrol and whether or not their usual checkpoints would be open on the roads. Sometimes these stories really go where the buses don’t run, folks. (Washington Times)
The ACLU asked the Border Patrol to shut down its checkpoints in Texas Friday, saying illegal immigrants fleeing Hurricane Harvey shouldn’t have to worry about being nabbed.
“By keeping checkpoints open, the Border Patrol is putting undocumented people and mixed-status families at risk out of fear of deportations,” Lorella Praeli, director of immigration policy at the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement.
The ACLU said past practice has been to nix the checks during storms, but the Border Patrol is refusing to do that this year.
Ms. Praeli said that was a “disgusting” decision, and hinted that she thought bigotry was a motive.
What’s probably the strangest thing about this spat is that the Border Patrol appears to be doing what they always do, and it involves getting away from roads that are being closed because of a natural disaster ………
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