ICE agents in New England detained more than 50 illegal aliens in raids in the last two days (Dec. 4-5, 2018) targeting alleged criminals including drug dealers and murderers. Sadly, many of these illegal aliens had been 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,” the law enforcement official said, adding details of the sweep are due to be made public Thursday.
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 one top law enforcement official.
It appears the Mexican government has learned a lesson and acted stop a new Central American caravan at its southern border. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, Mexican immigration agents detained almost all of the Central Americans in a fourth caravan that was moving north toward the United States.
Mexico's National Immigration Institute said 213 migrants were detained and may face repatriation to their home countries because they lacked proper documentation. The migrants detained included 186 people from El Salvador, 16 from Guatemala, 10 Honduras, and one Nicaraguan.
Mexico’s government seems to have gotten the message that undocumented and illegal immigrants will not be allowed to enter the U.S. as before. They also seem to realize the problem that thousands of foreign migrants can cause their communities and their fragile economy, especially if they stay an indefinite period.
These migrant caravans are being encouraged and organized by anti-American elements who want to undermine the rule of law and border security. The tactic of rushing the border and demanding (with U.N. sympathy) entrance into the U.S. is the same tactic used in Israel by Palestinians in Gaza. But the Israelis used lethal force to stop and block the invasion.
When foreigners demand entry or threaten to violate our borders and sovereignty, and when they require we respect their culture and language even when they enter illegally then it is not a migrant caravan. It is an invasion.
We cannot excuse and reward illegal immigration for anyone, of any age, for any reason. All immigration must be controlled, and the border must be secured.
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.
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 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.