Illegal Aliens Not “Innocent Immigrants”; U.S., Dem. Party Wasting Millions Not Deporting Them
UPDATE: Obama, predictably, to make what to do with illegal aliens, an issue in his reelection bid. But even he doesn’t want amnesty for them right away, saying he has “five more years to deliver on immigration reform“. One has to wonder if he really wants amnesty for illegal aliens at all, or, if he is just using them as a tool and a pawn in his scheme to get reelected.
The Arianna Nation, and its puppet writer, Elise Foley, are shocked, shocked to find out that thousands of illegal aliens, which it dubs as “innocent immigrants” have been arrested and remain locked up without having been convicted. Elise seems oblivious to the fact that these are illegal aliens, and that being an illegal alien in America, like anywhere else in the world, is a crime in of itself. She is right to be outraged that these individuals have been held “in limbo” as long as they have. However, they should have been deported long ago.
That they remain locked up is clear proof the Obama Administration is executing its constitutional authority very poorly, which, in turn, is costing American taxpayers – as Elise states – more than two million dollars a day, just to house the 13,000 illegal aliens she is complaining about. It is also evidence that the Obama Administration is willing to put, and keep, Americans in grave danger simply to pander to the Hispanic and Latino vote. In other words – if Obama, and his administration, really were concerned about the safety of all Americans, besides doing a much better and more effective job securing the border so illegal aliens could not cross over in the first place, Obama would make certain any illegal alien caught by law enforcement was quickly deported back to their country of origin, thereby saving us, the taxpayers, the hundreds of millions of dollars a year we now are spending to lock up these so-called “innocent immigrants”.
“On a single day this past fall, the United States government held 13,185 people in immigration detention who had not been convicted of a crime, with no plans to charge them with one, according to information The Huffington Post obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Instead, at a cost of roughly 2 million taxpayer dollars per day, the innocent men and women were detained while immigration authorities sorted out their fates. This case stands in stark contrast to the stated goal of immigration policy under the administration of President Barack Obama: to detain and deport unauthorized immigrants who’ve been convicted of crimes.”
Anyone who enters America “unauthorized” has committed a crime de-facto. Anyone caught by law enforcement, at any level, in America, and for whom is discovered to be in America illegally ought to be deported ASAP, after a thorough background check has been conducted to ensure they are not wanted for, or suspected in, other reported crimes. Barack Obama, directly, is responsible for why this course of action is not happening. And Obama is also directly responsible for why, and when, illegal aliens who are released from custody, and back into the general public are able to commit more violent crimes.
If deportation really is the “stated goal of immigration policy under Barack Obama” (which it is not) since an illegal alien has committed a crime by entering America without permission and without proper documentation, that is plenty enough of a crime to warrant deportation. There is absolutely no reason to prolong the stay of an illegal alien at taxpayer expense. Neither the Arianna Nation or Elise would see it that way. They would advocate simply releasing them back into the general population. And while these specific illegal aliens may not have committed any further crimes (besides entering America illegally) we know, as it often happens, allowing them to remain in America often leads them to commit more violent crimes against Americans.
“It’s one thing to deport immigrants who are in the United States without authorization. Anyone who enters a country outside of the legal immigration channels, or over stays a visa, knows that such a possibility exists. But it’s quite another to separate that person from his or her family and lock him or her away for an indefinite period, while ICE works through its paperwork.”
So, in other words, Elise is saying that if an illegal aliens enters the country, illegally, “without authorization” they better make damn sure they have, or bring, their family with them? How incredibly absurd is that? Oh, woe to the poor illegal alien who hasn’t a family, according to Elise. Because, as Elise would like to see happen, any illegal alien, with a family, who is arrested and detained, ought not be left in detention “away from their family”. How ludicrous is this? Giving preferential treatment to an illegal alien with a family is a pathetic response to ending illegal immigration. And, we can’t help but feel just a bit of “sympathy” for the illegal alien all alone here in the United States, can we?
The solution to the “family” issue is simple. For those apprehended illegal aliens with families – either they can return with their illegal family member back to their country of origin, or they can wait until their illegal alien family member goes through the proper legal channels for entering America, and does so by beginning at the back of the line, in back of everyone else who is trying to enter America legally.
“There are alternatives to locking up people who would not otherwise be imprisoned if not for their immigration status, ones that would leave the person with his or her family, and cost taxpayers far less than the estimated $95 to $141 per day spent to detain them.”
The only real alternative to imprisonment is hasty deportation. And we need to stop kidding ourselves that there is anything compassionate about allowing illegal aliens to remain in America, even if they haven’t (yet) committed any violent crimes.
Right now our economy is still in the tank, because of past Democrat control, and the anti-business, anti-capitalist policies they were able to enact. That is the reason why, in number and in percentages, illegal aliens entering the United States have dropped precipitately. However, once we do get the economy moving again, and as more and more Americans are able to find work, and business begins to improve, and opportunity for employment increases and expands, whether that is under a Democrat President or a Republican President, the rise of illegal aliens, in numbers and percentages, will reemerge and again plague our law enforcement and legal system.
The difference in how we deal with illegal aliens is key. If Obama wins reelection, not only will the number of illegal aliens rise, but his administration will have direct control in influencing whether or not law enforcement has any authority, any power – any right – to arrest, detain, and deport them. Obama has already gone out of his way to let law enforcement know he supports illegal immigration, and not only will he do nothing to punish those illegal aliens who are caught, but will do nothing to prevent them from entering the country illegally.
If a Republican wins, and once the economy improves (and this will happen more so under a Republican President, and even more so under a Republican controlled House and Senate) illegal immigration will continue, and it will rise. However, so too will the number of deportation rise under a Republican President. And the more illegal aliens we deport, the fewer that remain in lock up eating up millions and millions of tax dollars while they await their “fate”.
If every illegal alien knew, in advance, that should they be caught, they would be deported forthwith, the incentive to attempt the illegal entry in the first place would not be as strong.
Why would we want to reelect a man, Barack Obama, who would give the potential illegal alien that much more incentive to become a criminal illegal alien? Isn’t it more cost-effective to the American taxpayer to advance a “no illegal alien left behind” policy?