According to the guy we call the president of the United States, the point of his executive action on immigration was to focus federal authorities on those illegals who pose a threat to the country. The ones with criminal records. The ones we really don’t want in our neighborhoods. But if the latest numbers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement department are anything to go by, we are releasing these dangerous illegals by the truckload.
Last year, ICE released – wait for it – 30,558 illegals with criminal backgrounds. If you felt a little wave of nausea in the pit of your stomach when you read that, rest assured it’s not anything you ate. That’s the feeling that naturally accompanies the realization that the country you love is being destroyed bit by bit. It sucks, huh?
ICE authorities were quick to insist that they would stop releasing these criminals due to overcrowding. “I am determined to continue to take every possible measure to ensure the public’s safety and the removal of dangerous criminals,” said new ICE Director Sarah Saldana. According to her, these criminals are supposed to be monitored after leaving detention. She says she is stiffening procedures meant to keep these criminals from returning to their lawless ways.
Republicans don’t think that’s enough. Congress is trying to pass legislation that would let us keep these criminals in detention for longer periods of time. As it stands now, we have to release any illegals whose home countries refuse to take them back. Republicans want to impose sanctions on these countries such as denying visas to their leaders, but Obama doesn’t want to address those kinds of options. He would rather ignore this problem, apparently. After all, criminal aliens might even be more apt to vote Democrat than the law-abiding ones.
Is that an oxymoron? Law-abiding illegal alien? Well, you know what I mean.
While Saldana thinks the answer is putting each release under the studious review of a supervisor, some critics think that’s a faulty solution. Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies says that the problem are the policies themselves, not how they are carried out.
“In fact,” Vaughan said, “it’s the supervisors who are ordering the releases, and the intent of the supervision is to make sure that officers in the field are not detaining people – not the other way around.”
How is it we wound up with this policy where we accept criminals that their home countries won’t? When did we become the world’s garbage can?
Hey, you mind throwing this away for us? We don’t want him anymore.
Oh, yeah, no problem. We’ll just, uh…well, looks like our detention center is full. It looks like there’s some room in Bakersfield, California.
Dollars to doughnuts, you won’t hear a word of this on the nightly news broadcast of your choice. We’re to believe that every illegal immigrant comes to America brimming with patriotism and a desire to be a valuable addition to our economy. If you don’t want them here, you have something against the Hispanic culture. Period.
No problem with Hispanics here. A problem with Hispanics that aren’t even welcome in their home country? Yeah, I’ve got a big problem with them.