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One of Theresa Greenfield’s big criticisms of Sen. Joni Ernst is that Ernst accepted illegal contributions from corporations in her 2014 bid for the Senate.

Ernst had to pay a hefty fine as a result.


It is encouraging to see Greenfield so interested in legal and illegal behavior.

During the Democrat Primary for U.S. Senate, Greenfield refused to get specific about her views on illegal immigration. She was asked if it should be a crime to cross the border without documentation.

Now, to clean up the sloppy question, we’ll rephrase it. Should it be illegal to cross the border illegally?

There. That’s better.

Here is Greenfield’s answer:

“Dave, our immigration system is broken. And we need to modernize it, we need to address issues like that. We need to make sure that it’s humane, we need to make sure that it does keep our borders safe, and that we keep families together, and certainly Iowa has a rich history of welcoming immigrants and refugees. Governor Bob Ray showed us how to do that. And our communities are very welcoming. Right now, there is a group called Iowa Compact On Immigration that is talking in a bipartisan way about how we can modernize our immigration system in a way that grows our economy, grows our jobs, keeps families together and also keeps focuses on public safety.”

The moderator who asked the questions followed up: “But anything specific about this particular question of coming into the US without proper papers?”

Greenfield responded, “the whole system is broken, Dave.”

So, no. Nothing specific about that particular question, which seems relatively basic. In reality, it wasn’t an overly complicated question. Yes, it should be illegal. No, it shouldn’t be illegal. Those were the two options.


In addition to Greenfield’s refusal to answer whether she thinks illegal immigration should remain illegal, she has refused to express support for Sarah’s Law.

Sarah Root, an Iowan who was out celebrating her college graduation, was killed by an illegal alien who was driving drunk and drag racing. He was allowed to bond out and never returned for his court hearing.

Justice for Sarah’s family has never been served.

So, with Greenfield’s fixation on what’s legal and illegal in terms of corporate contributions, it’d be nice if Iowans could get an explanation from her on how she feels about illegal immigration.

As bad as illegal contributions are, I don’t believe they’ve resulted in anyone’s death.

Illegal immigration hurts Americans in many ways. It impacts the economy, it can result in bodily injury and even death.

Perhaps Greenfield can finally answer the questions about illegal immigration, if she ever decides to show up for a debate.

Author: Jacob Hall


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