On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner soften his position about illegal aliens after Democrats and the Media criticized his comments. This incident is another example of a Republican candidate fearing Democrats and the Media more than standing for the truth which is that illegal immigration is a crime, and illegal aliens are criminals.
Gov. Rauner stated a day earlier, on Oct. 9 at the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board meeting that he didn’t believe the undocumented are “acting violently or doing the violence themselves.” He said illegal immigrants take jobs away from legal citizens, and that contributes to unemployment, which then can lead to crime.
That is a true statement. Illegal aliens do compete for jobs with citizens, and unemployed citizens (and illegal aliens) can and do turn to crime.
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.
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.
The liberal federal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a Mexican teen on Mexican side of the border doesn't have immunity and can be sued by the boy's family for violating his civil rights…because the U.S. Constitution covers the Mexican on Mexican soil. Incredibly, the 9th Circuit said the agent, Lonnie Swartz, "violated a clearly established constitutional right and is thus not immune from suit."
On Oct.10, 2012, Jose Antonio Elena-Rodriguez was in Mexico, near the international border fence in Nogales, when Swartz shot him from the Arizona side. According to Swartz' attorney, Elena-Rodriguez was part of a drug smuggling operation and throwing rocks at Swartz, endangering his life.
Swartz’ attorney argued he was immune from a civil lawsuit because the U.S. Constitution didn't extend to Mexico. In April, 2018 a Tucson jury acquitted agent Swartz of second-degree murder charges, but was deadlocked on a lesser manslaughter charge.
There was a similar case in Texas. A Mexican teen boy was also fatally shot by a Border Patrol agent in a rock-throwing incident, but court said the Mexican was not protected by the Constitution. The case reached the Supreme Court, but it sent back to the lower court reaffirming that the boy wasn't constitutionally protected. The new ruling completely reverses this decision.