Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst is proposing a law called “Sarah’s Law” to let Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) take custody of any illegal alien charged with a crime that seriously injures another person. However, New Mexico Democratic Senator Tom Udall opposes Sarah’s Law because he says it paints "immigrants" as more dangerous than other people.
Incredible. Foreigners who have entered the country illegally have already committed a crime. If they commit another crime that hurts someone, they have committed a second crime, and they are dangerous.
On Tuesday, July 21, President Trump signed an Executive Order to ensure that only citizens and legal residents of the United States are counted in the 2020 census, but excludes illegal aliens. This EO will impact on cities and states that encourage and benefit from illegal immigration like sanctuary communities, but it is a welcomed action to discourage illegal immigration.
A Trump appointed federal judge has overturned a Trump administration policy requiring asylum seekers to first apply for asylum in countries they pass through on their way to the U.S.-Mexico border. While the Trump Administration will appeal this decision, it could have severe consequences for controlling the border and illegal immigration.
The policy was put in place to prevent or stop illegal aliens, mostly from Central American countries, from entering the U.S. and remaining indefinitely while they wait for an asylum hearing. In the past, aliens from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have asked for asylum at the border. They have been permitted to remain in the U.S. pending a hearing.
Watch out, America. Democrat House members of the radical-leftist, anti-American "Squad" have proposed a bill called the BREATHE Act that cuts federal funding for ICE, DEA, police, abolishes the national gang database, but gives blacks reparation payments.
Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts presented the bill on Tuesday, July 7, which would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system in favor of criminals. It would eliminate life sentences, retroactively expunging drug crimes, shutting down multiple federal agencies, and permanently closing prisons and immigration detention centers, among other agenda items. Another member of the "Squad" Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., called for dismantling America's "system of oppression."
The Mexican cartels are expanding control over their local territories by providing “humanitarian services” aid to the poor and vulnerable populations. This development has created a shadow government that is more effective and visible to the Mexican people, and which will cause complications for U.S./Mexico relations and border security.
This “goodwill” the cartels gain with the Mexican people is dangerous for the U.S. in efforts to secure the border. The aid provided by the cartels gains not only support and sympathy but also recruits.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the murder rate in Mexico dropped only slightly in April 2020. Nationwide in Mexico, there were 3,020 murders in April, slightly down from March’s 3,158 figure.
Since stores, factories, and other businesses have been closed, and with considerable reductions in traffic and movement of people, the violence and killings were expected to decline. However, much of the violence appears linked to disputes between rival drug gangs.
In one silver-lining for Mexico, there have been very few mass lootings of stores. Only a half dozen such incidents occurred from mid-March to mid-April and none in May. But these figures maybe because the cartels have delivered humanitarian aid (some boxes with drug kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman’s picture on it) to the many poor communities.
The government of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has lost considerable respect recently. He pulled back the military police when they tried to arrest the son of “El Chapo” and the gunmen fought back. He has also admitted publicly that his government cannot fight against the cartels and propose a “hugs, not bullets” strategy to fight crime.
Mexico’s government has become a “basket case” under liberal/leftist Lopez Obrador as president with the cartels as a shadow government. Unless the Mexican government becomes more effective in serving and protecting its people, the U.S. may have to deal with the criminals more directly.