Quantcast
Connect with us

WTF? House GOP pushes mass deportation bill with Buzzfeed-style celebrity GIFs

Published

on

House Judiciary Committee

In a bizarre and almost grotesque attempt to bring the listicle to government, the House Judiciary Committee has posted a series of animated GIFs to promote a bill that could effectively deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.

The list promoting the bill, dubbed the “Michael Davis, Jr., and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act,” includes such luminaries as Britney Spears, Disney’s Princess Ariel and The Office’s Steve Carell. It might be, if disconnected from a pretty ugly piece of legislation, funny.

ADVERTISEMENT

But it’s not. The law, named for a local sheriff’s department officer and a sheriff’s deputy killed by an undocumented immigrant, is seen by immigration activists as perhaps the most draconian immigration bill ever proposed.

According to Vox, the bill doesn’t have a real chance of making it to the House floor or becoming law. But the rather flip attitude of its promoters perhaps lends it a little attention, to see what kind of regulations the Republican-led Judiciary Committee is trying to pass.

Essentially, Vox says the bill would create “a pipeline that puts essentially any unauthorized immigrant who comes into contact with police into the deportation queue.”

It would make being in the US without papers a federal crime (currently, it’s a civil offense).

It would give every state or local law enforcement officer the power to enforce immigration law (giving police the ability to detain anyone simply because they have probable cause to believe they’re in the US without papers.)

ADVERTISEMENT

Third, it would all but require any immigrant apprehended by local police to be taken into federal custody for deportation. Right now, the federal government can choose whom to request to take into custody, and local law enforcement can decide whether to honor that request…

Fourth, the federal government would have very little opportunity to decide not to deport someone. Under current policy, certain types of unauthorized immigrants aren’t designated “priorities” for deportation, and ICE agents are supposed to have a good reason to deport them. The Davis Act would roll back that policy as well as the policy in place earlier in the Obama administration, which designated immigrants like parents of US citizens as “low priorities” for deportation.

Sounds serious, right?

Not to the Republican staff of the House Judiciary Committee, apparently. Here are a few of their choice GIFs.

ADVERTISEMENT

anigif-optimized-3890-1425314987-1

anigif-optimized-28828-1425314950-2

ADVERTISEMENT

anigif-optimized-24722-1425314791-5

anigif-optimized-29887-1425314769-8

anigif-optimized-5698-1425314695-1

ADVERTISEMENT

anigif-optimized-23814-1425314661-2 (1)

GIF credits: House Judiciary Committee.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

World leaders mocked Trump because they’re tired of his ‘center of attention’ act: MSNBC guest

Published

on

During an MSNBC segment on President Donald Trump's abrupt departure from NATO talks in London after video was released of world leaders making fun of him, an MSNBC guest said those same leaders have become tired of his act.

Speaking with host David Gura, the LA Times Eli Stokols said international diplomats have realized there is no dealing with the president who is in his own world and just wants attention..

"Your colleague had a great line: 'This is a president who views norms like a teenager views curfews,'" Gura began.

"Well, he likes going to these things and blowing them up and being the center of attention," Stokols replied.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Unbelievable’: Ex-Trump official stunned president is still letting Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

Published

on

In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents -- at the same time that President Donald Trump is facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine with the promise of aid for the same -- a former Trump administration official expressed shock that Giuliani hasn't been told to stop.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

‘Hell no’: Texans join forces to stop Trump from stealing their land

Published

on

President Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall at the southern border with Mexico has been a huge winner with his base. But there is one group of people who are not happy: the Texans who actually live in the region where the wall would be built.

According to the Washington Post, many people in the region have no intention of letting the federal government seize their land to construct the wall, like Afghanistan war veteran Salvador Castillo of Brownsville, who received a letter from officials demanding unlimited access to and use of his land, which gradually escalated into a lawsuit.

Continue Reading