Dem Rep Downplays Murder by Illegal Immigrant: 'Shouldn't Shape Immigration Policy'

Dem Rep Downplays Murder by Illegal Immigrant: 'Shouldn't Shape Immigration Policy'

In response to the tragic death of Laken Riley, a Georgia nursing student allegedly murdered by an illegal immigrant, Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., downplayed the incident, suggesting it shouldn’t influence immigration policy.

Porter, a U.S. Senate hopeful, spoke on CNN, stating, “‘I think when a horrible tragedy like this happens…But I think the important thing to focus on is any one instance shouldn’t shape our overall immigration policy.”

She emphasized the complexity of immigration policy, including economic considerations and the need to create prosperity. Porter’s remarks contrast sharply with former President Trump’s condemnation of Biden’s border policies, labeling the situation an “invasion” that is “destroying our country and killing our citizens.”

Porter also addressed the issue of border security, expressing support for President Biden’s planned visit to the border but highlighting the diverse challenges faced by different border regions. She argued against simply “closing” the border, instead advocating for comprehensive policies and resources. Porter’s stance aligns with her emphasis on executive action to address immigration issues effectively, although she acknowledges the limitations of such measures.

Meanwhile, Trump reaffirmed his commitment to border security, vowing to “seal the border” and initiate significant deportation efforts if elected. The Biden administration responded to Riley’s murder, offering condolences to her family and emphasizing the importance of holding individuals accountable under the law.


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