Defenders of Illegal Aliens Mount Campaign to Protect Criminals

ICE.XCheckII.hugzThe ACLU and other defenders of illegal aliens have again taken to the sympathetic media – notably the Washington Post – to urge the administration to override the immigration law. The new situation has been triggered by the early release of about 6,000 convicted drug dealers under new sentencing guidelines.  According to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) 763 of the prisoners are aliens who have already been ordered deported by an immigration judge, and another 1,026 are aliens are also subject to deportation as soon as deportation proceedings are completed.

According to the Post the apologists for the alien convicts are seeking to bypass the law that ends the alien’s ability to appeal deportation once the deportation order is issued. They are seeking to give the aliens (meaning the lawyers representing the alien) a chance to seek a reprieve from deportation on the basis of hardship to family members in the U.S. or fear of persecution when they are sent back to their home country.

One argument that the defenders of the criminal aliens are making is that the aliens have already paid their debt to society by their imprisonment and it is not fair to deport them because that will be penalizing them again. This argument is ludicrous because the alien either has no right to be in the country – if an illegal alien – or violated the basis for being in the country legally by committing the drug dealing offense.

In typical fashion, the Post highlights two of the prisoners scheduled to be deported and interviews the family members residing in the United States who claim that they will be deprived of access to their family member if he or she is deported. What this attempt at creating sympathy for the criminal alien ignores is the threat to the U.S. community where the alien would reside if not deported. The purpose of deportation is to protect the U.S. community from those who have been convicted of criminal acts.

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Jack, who joined FAIR’s National Board of Advisors in 2017, is a retired U.S. diplomat with consular experience. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform and has authored studies of immigration issues. His national and international print, TV, and talk radio experience is extensive (including in Spanish).


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    ” I’ve never ceased to be Mexican. I have two passports and I vote in elections in both countries.”

    Who said that? Jorge Ramos of Univision, the guy who interrupted Trump’s news conference without being called on and who was born in Mexico.

    Could you imagine an American born reporter, who votes in US elections, interrupting a candidate in Mexico? Of course the liberals in this country would be condemning that reporter harshly, but hey, when have they not had a double standard. The Mexican constitution says that “foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.” Another double standard, where illegals in this country invade offices of politicians to “protest”.

    When Ramos took his US citizenship oath, he said that the would “renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign state”. Hypocrite and liar.

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      That is called double Citizenship Leland….it does not surprise me your understanding on the matter…the same in immigration…..

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        Actually the term is “dual” citizenship. It’s your understanding that’s the problem. It’s hard not to see the hypocrisy in swearing the US oath of citizenship in which the person taking it renounces “all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign state” and then the oath states that applies to any country of which the person has been a citizen. Pretty clear to the average person, no?

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          Leland like I said…….since it is a dual i goes both ways…..”DUAL”……………by your own definition if a US citizen is for Immigration Reform then where his/her allegiance go?…NO SENSE………

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    I gues the are not deporting! If we can’t deport criminals, who can we deport? Luis Gutierrez is off the mark, when he claimed that Obama is deporting high numbers of illegal aliens. In reality thiese deportations are turn backs at the border!

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    I suggest that the family members accompany the “dearly deported” and reacquaint themselves with the wonderful Hispanic culture that they cherish. I suspect that the family members recognize the fact that their relative will be earning huge sums of illegal cash in the near future and do not want to miss out on their cut if he/she is deported.

    I wonder how many older Americans who were forced from their jobs because of legal and illegal immigration and lost their savings or maybe even their home. Do you think the treasonous Post would do a story on that?

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      A Friend of Mine is a Latino

      She called me and wants Trump for President. She immigrated here legally decades ago. She wants her American born kids to get jobs and totally supports Trump. A lion’s share of the legal immigrants think just like us.