Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in New England detained more than 50 illegal aliens in raids within two days (Dec. 4-5, 2018), targeting alleged criminals including drug dealers and murderers. Sadly, many of these illegal aliens had been previously freed by local liberal judges and jails that followed sanctuary city policies.
The busts occurred in the Boston area, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut to combat the region’s deadly opiate epidemic. “The target was fentanyl, heroin and cocaine dealers and the illegal immigrants doing it,” a law enforcement official said.
Among those arrested were three Brazilian illegal aliens who are wanted in Brazil for murder. The sweep netted 50 suspected illegal alien drug dealers and enough fentanyl to “kill half the state,” said another top law enforcement official.
Liberal Democrat Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is proposing America pay foreign countries to stop their illegal immigration.
Since the recent death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl while in Border Patrol custody, liberals have sought to blamed Trump’s immigration policy and the Border Patrol. But the responsibility of the tragedy must be placed on the father's decision to bring his child on a long dangerous trip and illegally cross the border.
The girl and her father, identified by a Guatemalan official as Jackeline Caal, had crossed into the U.S. with a large group of illegal aliens in a remote stretch of New Mexico. She was flown by helicopter to an El Paso hospital after becoming ill but died early December 8.
The death has caused an uproar among immigrant advocates and Democrats who are demanding answers about how this happened. They also are proposing ideas to prevent further illegal immigrants’ death.
On Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, Orange County Superior Court Judge James Crandall ruled that SB54, California's so-called "sanctuary state" law, is unconstitutional because the law violates the rights of charter cities. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed it into law in October of 2017, making the whole state a safe-haven for illegal aliens, but city officials in Huntington Beach challenged the law...and won.
Huntington Beach opposed the controversial law, saying it infringed on local governments' authority because it doesn’t allow cities to police themselves. The sanctuary law bars some cooperation between local governments and federal immigration officials.
California state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, responded to the court ruling by saying the state would continue to uphold its laws. “Preserving the safety and constitutional rights of all our people is a statewide imperative which cannot be undermined by local rules that are contrary. We will continue working to ensure that our values and laws like the California Values Act are upheld throughout our state,” he said.
On Wednesday, October 4, 2018, another liberal activist judge interfered with the executive powers of the presidency and issued a temporary injunction that prevents thousands of illegal aliens from losing their temporary protected status (TPS) and avoid deportation. Besides excusing and rewarding illegal immigration, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen's ruling challenged President Trump's executive authority and undermined the Constitution and the doctrine of separation of powers.
Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens from Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti, and Nicaragua, who feared deportation got a reprieve when Judge Chen, a California Democrat appointed by President Obama, temporarily blocked Trump's termination of the TPS program. Chen ruled that Trump's decision to terminate TPS hinted of racism, and the government had to maintain the employment authorizations for those TPS beneficiaries while the lawsuit is active.
On June 8, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security announced the end of TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. The TPS had existed for almost two decades due to unstable or dangerous conditions in those countries. However, the program was terminated because conditions in those countries, including civil wars and a hurricane disaster no longer exist.
While crimes, large and small, continue to be commitment by illegal immigrants in every state in the Union, Americans should understand and recognize where the Democrats stand on this matter. The simple answer is ...Democrats are endangering the lives of Americans by playing politics and obstructing immigration law enforcement efforts.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) attacked the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on Feb. 28, 2018 for arresting more than 150 illegal aliens in Northern California. She described the illegals as “hard-working, law-abiding” and “patriotic”.
On March 13, 2018, acting ICE Director Thomas Homan responded to some attacks by Pelosi, accusing the Trump administration and ICE agents of carrying out "cowardly attacks" on illegal immigrants. Two months later on May 17, 2018, Pelosi defended the violent MS-13 gang members in a press conference, saying they are not “animals,” as President Trump had described them.