Prince George’s County Maryland, a sanctuary county that has boated “protecting” illegal aliens, has admitted it ignored a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer and released an illegal alien with connection to the Salvadoran gang, MS-13. Joel Ernesto Escobar, age 17, had been accused of attempted murder but convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery in 2018 but released, has been implicated in a gang-related killing in April 2019.
Andrew Cephas with the PG County corrections department said Wednesday, May 22, that they had released Escobar. Cephas retracted his statement from Tuesday when he said that the department transferred custody of the teen to the state, and when he also claimed that the county notifies ICE of impending releases.
On Wednesday he admitted that PG County does NOT notify ICE except for the most severe crimes. However, incredibly, PG County did not consider Escobar’s charged with attempted murder in 2018 severe enough to make him a priority for the county to turn over for deportation.
In another example of the leftist rebellion against law and order, King County (Seattle) Executive Dow Constantine issued an order pressuring companies that fuel planes, to stop servicing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) flights or lose their contracts with the county. Bryan Wilcox, ICE’s acting field operations director in Seattle, said, “state and local efforts thwarting ICE operations serve only to create additional security concerns and add significant delays and costs to U.S. taxpayers.”
ICE has deported about 34,000 illegal aliens over the last decade from the King County airport, but a recent politically motivated study done by the University of Washington’s liberal Center for Human Rights criticized the use of the airport, and Constantine issued the directive to airport businesses.
Tanya Roman, an ICE spokesperson, issued a press release detailing some of the illegal immigrants deported with charter flights from the King County Airport. The list includes a Mexican citizen wanted for human trafficking, a Honduran man accused of rape and murder and a Guatemalan man charged with torture and murder.
CBS’ “60 Minutes” show did a report on the border on Sunday, April 27, and the New York Times did a piece about the “border crisis”, so it appears some liberals made be waking up to the problems on the border. However, conservatives need to have a reality check on illegal immigration and border security, because even if the border is secured today and all illegal immigration ended, what about the rest of the problem? Or have we lost America already?
- What about the Illegal aliens already here? Will they be rounded up and deported?
- What about the illegal alien children with “families”? Will DACA apply to them and their families? Will they receive a new special amnesty?
America longer has a mostly agricultural, low skilled economy as it did in the 19th or early 20th century. Today, we need skilled and educate immigrants that can enhance the economy and assimilate into society.
President Trump has proposed a plan for what America needs: a "merit-based" immigration system compliments the "rule of law" and gets rid of the loopholes and outdated laws currently on the books.
America needs educated and skilled workers, and less emphasis on family ties. Currently, approximately 12 percent of immigrants are admitted based on employment and skills, while 66 percent are admitted based on family connections.
Under the new plan, skilled workers admitted would shift to 57 %, and immigrants admitted based on family connections would drop to 33 %.
This week, April 22-26, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to count self-identified illegal aliens in the 2020 census. Democrats and liberals are worried that adding the “citizenship question” could result in an undercount and the loss of political power and billions of dollars in federal funds. However, American taxpayers deserve to know how many illegal aliens reside in their communities because of the public costs.
Many Americans have complained for years about the growing cost to taxpayers, especially regarding the impact of the current surge of Central American families and unaccompanied minors. In 2017, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the pro-legal immigration think tank, found illegal aliens are a net consumer of taxpayer benefits worth more than $100 billion a year, not including the cost of enforcing the border.
Dan Stein, director of FAIR, said, "We're talking about billions of dollars in taxpayer benefits over the next few years. The payout for the taxpayer is enormous, and income to the Treasury is minuscule."