William Lajeunesse, FOXNews, March 18, 2009
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently told a group of both legal and illegal immigrants and their families that enforcement of existing immigration laws, as currently practiced, is “un-American.”
The speaker, condemning raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, referred to the immigrants she was addressing as “very, very patriotic.”
“Who in this country would not want to change a policy of kicking in doors in the middle of the night and sending a parent away from their families?” Pelosi told a mostly Hispanic gathering at St. Anthony’s Church in San Francisco.
“It must be stopped.&mbsp;. . .What value system is that? I think it’s un-American. I think it’s un-American.”
Pelosi said she was invited to the church by Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., as part of his 17-city, cross-country tour called United Families, which he says is intended to put a human face on the immigration debate.
Referring to work site enforcement actions by ICE agents, Pelosi said, “We have to have a change in policy and practice and again. . . . I can’t say enough, the raids must end. The raids must end.”
[Editor’s Note: See a video in which Pelosi says that enforcing immigration laws is un-American here. It is preceded by a commercial.]