Aug 11 2015

North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis, another Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, said he’s sympathetic to the idea of relaxing mandatory minimums for U.S. citizens for certain crimes. But for immigrants here illegally, that’s another matter.

“These are noncitizens violating our immigration laws,” Tillis said. “I think you can hold them to a different standard. Some may think it’s a conflict; I look at these as people illegally entering and re-entering the country, and that’s why I’m able to rationalize.”

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