On Thursday, ICE agents began cracking down on illegal aliens -- much to the surprise of liberals who think Trump is just another lying politician.
From the shell-shocked Washington Post:
It also appeared to signal a departure from the Obama administration’s position of prioritizing immigration enforcement against criminals. Trump has pledged to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records.
Word of the raids quickly circulated among immigrants, activists and on social media, creating such widespread panic in immigrant communities that a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson said the department had decided to take the unprecedented step of confirming some details of the raids while they were ongoing.Good. Maybe they will take the hint and self-deport.
And there was this:
Some activists in Los Angeles and Austin suggested that the raids might be retaliation for those cities’ so-called “sanctuary city” policies.Or maybe that is where the illegal aliens are. I mean they could come to Poca, West Virginia, I suppose but I doubt they will find many illegal aliens -- or even Pitt fans.
The Washington Post story included this:
“We cannot understate the level of panic and terror that is running through many immigrant communities,” said Walter Barrientos, of Make the Road in New York City.That is the plan.
The Nation made its emotional plea:
On Wednesday, a 35-year-old mother of two named Guadalupe García de Rayos was arrested in Phoenix. Her original contact with police came eight years ago, when Sheriff Joe Arpaio raided the water park where she worked and charged her with using a fake Social Security number. Since then, de Rayos, who came to the United States as a teenager, checked in annually as required with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. Each time they chose not to deport her—with no major crime on her record, she was not a priority.
That changed with Donald Trump’s election. Though Trump’s Muslim travel ban has gotten the lion’s share of press attention, there’s another group of immigrants he’s moved to target: people like de Ravos who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. After her arrest on Wednesday, a group of protesters (including her two American-born teenage children) managed to block the van as it carried de Rayos out of the ICE facility. The halt was dramatic but temporary: De Rayos was deported on Thursday. By Friday, immigration agents had staged raids in at least six states, marking the beginning of a crackdown.
Trump calls people like de Rayos “criminal illegal immigrants,” or, simply, “bad dudes.” As President-elect, he claimed they number “two million… even three million.” But such a number is possible only through a dramatic expansion of the term “criminal.”Yes "a dramatic expansion" of the word (not term) "criminal" to include people who committed a felony (as Rayos did) would do that.
Rayos is a criminal who does not belong here.
As for her children, they should join her in Mexico.
Unless, of course, Mexico is a heartless place that breaks up families.
Americans are tired of liberals destroying the value of citizenship. Illegal aliens deserve no privileges or rights enjoyed by citizens.
At least not here.
Maybe in Mexico or wherever else they came from.
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