• Lawless anti-American Iowa Dems reject 'partisan fight' over Mollie Tib

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    The killing of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, allegedly
    at the hands of an illegal immigrant, has placed a spotlight on
    the state's Democratic party, which this summer denounced
    federal immigration laws and called for local officials not to
    enforce them.

    But Iowa Democratic party officials on Wednesday would not say
    whether they stood by their immigration platform, and instead
    characterized the matter as a "partisan fight."

    "The Iowa Democratic Party is going to honor the wishes of the
    Tibbetts family to let them grieve in private and will not turn
    this senseless tragedy into a partisan fight," Iowa Democratic
    Party chairman Troy Price told Fox News.

    The national uproar over Tibbetts' slaying also threatens to
    upend two key House races underway in the state, which are
    considered potentially pivotal to Democrats' chances of retaking
    the House in November's midterm elections.

    The 2018 Iowa Democratic Party platform, in a section entitled
    "Statement of Issues," reads: "We oppose: detaining undocumented
    minors, immigrant detention/deportation quotas, locally
    enforcing federal immigration laws, mass raids/related
    enforcement practices, religious exclusion, 'papers please,'
    unnecessary travel-bans, abrogating birthright-citizenship,
    separating minor children from their parents when they are
    trying to enter the country, internment and concentration camps."

    The platform was adopted at a state convention in June. It goes
    on in a "Statement of Principles" to "affirm the Democratic
    Partyís contributions to our nationís heritage, accomplishments,
    and diversity."

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    Mollie Tibbetts case
    Asked directly whether Iowa officials still did not want local
    police to enforce federal immigration law, Price did not
    respond. Abby Finkenauer and Cindy Axne, the two candidates
    Democrats have nominated to take on vulnerable Republican
    congressmen in the state, did not immediately respond to Fox
    News' inquiries as to their positions on the party platform.

    On Wednesday, an Iowa judge ordered Cristhian Rivera, the 24-
    year-old illegal immigrant accused of killing Tibbetts, held on
    $5 million cash-only bond. Rivera was mostly stoic and looked
    straight ahead in the courtroom. He wore headphones and used an
    interpreter when the judge spoke, only answering "Yes" when
    asked if he understood the proceeding.

    A body believed to be Tibbetts was discovered Tuesday hidden in
    a corn field beneath several corn stalks after Rivera led
    authorities to the location.

    Tibbetts' killing has fueled Republican calls to strengthen
    border security, while raising questions as to how Rivera was
    able to enter and remain in the country.

    Rivera worked at a dairy farm, Yarrabee Farms, for the past four
    years -- less than three miles from where the 20-year-old
    University of Iowa student was staying the night she vanished in
    July. The company said he was in good standing as a worker and
    was shocked to learn of his alleged involvement in Tibbetts'
    disappearance and murder.

    The suspect told law enforcement he approached Tibbetts while
    she was running, according to authorities. He claimed to have
    blacked out and realized later that he had put Tibbetts in his
    trunk. Investigators said they believed Rivera had been in the
    area for four to seven years.

    On Wednesday night, President Trump cited Tibbetts' case to call
    for changes to the country's immigration laws.

    "Molly Tibbetts, an incredible young woman, is now permanently
    separated from her family. A person came in from Mexico
    Illegally and killed her. We need the wall, we need our
    immigration laws changed. We need our border laws changed. We
    need Republicans to do it because the Democrats arenít going to
    do it. This is one instance of many," the president said in a
    video posted to Twitter.

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    Democrats are aggressively trying to flip the House seats of two
    Republicans in Iowa in November, Reps. David Young in the 3rd
    Congressional District and Rod Blum in the 1st Congressional

    Both races are toss-ups, and are considered key contests as
    Democrats try to retake the House in the midterms. That would
    require Democrats winning a total of 24 currently GOP-held seats.

    Immigration had played a significant role in two campaigns even
    before Tibbetts' disappearance.

    Cristhian Rivera is charged with murder of 20-year-old Iowa
    student Mollie Tibbetts.
    Democrats have nominated Finkenauer and Axne to take on Blum and
    Young, respectively. Both Finkenauer and Axne are seeking to the
    first women to represent Iowa in the House.

    Axne has vowed to a provide a "full path to citizenship for
    Dreamers and undocumented immigrants who don't have a criminal
    background," referring to illegal immigrants brought to the
    country as children. The progressive Finkenauer also has come
    out in support of immigration reform.

    Neither Axne nor Finkenauer responded to Fox News' requests for
    comments on the Tibbetts case.

    On the Republican side, Young had taken a moderate approach to
    the issue, saying he wanted border security but also a path to
    citizenship for Dreamers, the Des Moines Register reported.
    Blum, for his part, has called for an end to family separations
    at the border in the wake of the Trump administration's "zero
    tolerance" policy on arresting all illegal border crossers, but
    stressed that media coverage of the issue has been unfair.

    The Tibbetts case also could have national political
    ramifications. The once-fringe call to abolish ICE in recent
    months has been picked up by top 2020 Democratic prospects,
    including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kirsten
    Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

    There are signs not all Democrats are ready to take the idea
    mainstream, though. In July, House Republicans passed a
    nonbinding resolution expressing support for ICE, effectively
    daring Democrats to oppose the measure on record. Only 35
    Democrats voted against the bill, with 133 voting present.

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