The Battle Over Illegal Aliens

The Battle Over Illegal Aliens

(NewsBreakDaily.com) – One of the hot button political issues of the 21st century is the security of America’s Southern border. President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016, in part, because of his promise to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.

Opinions

It comes as no surprise that Democrat and Republican views on this do not align. When asked if immigrants already here, contrary to the laws of the United States, should be allowed to stay in the country and apply for citizenship, 75% on the Left said yes, while only 19% on the Right agreed.

When the question was reversed, so were the numbers. Asked if illegal aliens should be deported the percentages flipped to 13% on the Dem side and 70% of Republicans voted yes.

The same divide is seen regarding the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, which opened a path to citizenship for children and young adults who were minors when they arrived in the US. It should be noted this is not an official “act” as it was created out of thin air by the Obama Administration without any Congressional input or action.

On the Public Dole

It’s no secret that millions of American citizens do without health insurance. This is due, in part, because there’s only so much government money to go around even with a federal Medicaid budget of almost $600 billion in 2018. Now, Progressive Liberals are pushing to add noncitizens to the mix.

In mid-2019, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a program into law that provides so-called undocumented people under the age of 25 access to taxpayer-funded healthcare. Also, at one of the early Democratic Party Presidential debates, candidates were asked to “raise your hand if your government plan would provide coverage for undocumented immigrants.” Every single candidate put their hand up. Every. Single. One.

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

ICE was formed in 2003 to consolidate the roles of several agencies under one banner. It’s their duty to guard our borders and to remove people who, simply put, by law don’t belong here. However, that’s easier said than done when local and state governments decide federal laws don’t apply to them.

It’ll probably come as a shock to many, but former President Barack Obama had a strong record of deporting those who were in the country illegally in his first term. Although, that did drop off during his second term, and of course there’s the issue of the DACA program. It was one of the only points of contention between him and the other Liberals in the country.

This division led some state and local jurisdictions to refuse any kind of assistance to ICE. Of course, this idea went into overdrive after the election of President Trump, when these jurisdictions started forming sanctuary cities.

The problem is, these renegade locations aren’t just protecting the guy a few streets over who’s just keeping his head down and trying to feed his family. When someone who’s wanted for deportation is arrested, the system flags the name and the agency files a detainer with the arresting jurisdiction, which many will ignore. For example:

  • Officials in King County, Washington refused the detainer request for a man who was arrested for child molestation and convicted on reduced charges. Instead, they released him into the public. He was later arrested for threatening someone’s life in order to prevent prosecution.
  • Cicero, Illinois: Authorities arrested a man in connection to fraudulent identification, then later denied the ICE retainer. This seems like an innocuous enough crime, however, it’s the man’s history that a problem. He has a conviction for “ aggravated sexual abuse of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16 years old” and has already been deported twice.
  • El Paso County, Colorado: A man was arrested for “kidnapping, robbery, and assault 3rd degree. And, of course, the detainer was rejected.

One might ask why the Liberals are so intent on undermining the rule of law and protecting vicious criminals at the expense of the safety of American citizens? It may come down to seizing the White House by whatever means necessary, even if it jeopardizes the safety of their constituents.

While immigrants cannot vote for president…yet…they are tallied in the census. That means a greater percentage of seats in Congress, and also, coincidentally, of course, a mirror shift in Electoral College votes.

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