Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in today on the recent court ruling ordering the Trump administration to allow a 10-year-old girl to join her parent in the U.S. from El Salvador.
“In 2015, a judge in Brooklyn, New York, issued a similar order for someone to be brought from his native Philippines, a 15-year-old girl who wanted to come to America from the Philippines, and that was done,” Judge Napolitano said.
The judge in Brooklyn granted the girl asylum under the Young Immigrants Protection Act, which allows anybody under age 18 who has a credible fear of violence if they are deported to apply for asylum to live in the U.S.
“The same thing was done for the Irish, the Italians, the Poles, and who could forget the Russians?” Judge Napolitano said.
“Imagine if they said to a Russian family in San Francisco: We’re going to find you one of the 14 great grandfathers here and give him asylum. Now that’s the real issue, you want people to come over here who are potentially victims of mass shootings, perhaps the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, as the refugee program has done in places like Paris, Brussels, Germany, Bulgaria and elsewhere. What’s the purpose of that program?”
On Thursday’s show, Judge Napolitano weighed in on the latest hearing in the case of Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ed Buckner, who has been recused from the case after coming under fire for allegedly providing favorable testimony during the trial of Antwain Ake on charges of bank fraud. Buckner filed his own sworn declaration on March 16, 2017, under penalty of perjury, saying he was a devout Christian and had been to a wedding.
Napolitano said he does not believe the recent airing of the accusations is “intellectually honest.”
“On the one hand, [he] has apologized for what he’s done. On the other hand, he makes sure to talk about how he was born a Christian and that he’s a highly-respected Christian who has served in the FBI for 35 years. You can’t have it both ways,” Judge Napolitano said.