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Put Law Abiding Citizens Ahead of Illegals

Put Law Abiding Citizens Ahead of Illegals

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 12:51 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The following is an excerpt from the mission statement of the Philadelphia Prison System: "To provide a secure correctional environment that adequately detains persons accused or convicted of illegal acts . . . and to prepare incarcerated persons for re-entry into society."

But which society? Given the staggering number of illegal immigrants in our prisons, that’s an important question.

Common sense dictates that after an illegal immigrant serves his sentence, he should be repatriated to his home country, but that’s not what usually occurs. Fact is, many prisoners released into American society are foreigners who A) are in this country illegally, and B) are violent offenders.

Unfathomably, this isn’t a loophole, but standard operating procedure of the federal government.

Try following this "logic,” an illegal alien is convicted of a crime, does his time, and is handed over to Immigrations and Customs. But instead of being deported, the illegal immigrant (key word being "illegal") is released back onto our streets.

Why? Because many countries don't want their convicts repatriated, so they deny or delay deportation. And since the Supreme Court ruled that the government can only detain illegals for 180 days, they are soon set free.

This has resulted in thousands of Americans being victimized at the hands of known criminals — a tragic example of government neglecting its primary responsibility of protecting its citizens.

Several points to consider:

  • Why does America allow other nations to dictate what it can and can’t do with those here illegally? It’s the hen emasculating the fox, and it should be a humiliation to all Americans, regardless of their positions on broader immigration issues.
  • Undocumented criminal aliens are re-arrested at high multiples. And since we're talking about robbery, assault, murder, drugs, DUI, and sex crimes, has it dawned on our leaders that their inaction places every American in grave danger?
  • When Americans are left wondering whose interest the government prioritizes —citizens or illegals — the system is truly broken.
  • Our government is, in fact, committing a crime every time it releases an illegal alien. Since aiding and abetting criminals is against the law, setting them free, by definition, constitutes a crime.

Hundreds of thousands of deportable criminals have been, and will continue to be, released in the U.S. rather than deported at the end of their sentences.

Given the massive cost to house these people in prison, those with minor offenses should have their sentences commuted and immediately be deported to their home country.

The same should apply to the serious offenders at the full conclusion of their term.

But what if countries do not cooperate?

The solution is simple, yet has remained elusive due to decades of impotent congresses and administrations. It’s called playing hardball: “America will return your citizens, with military escort, if need be, and you will ensure that they don’t return to the United States. Ever. We’re not asking permission, but telling you exactly what will happen. The slightest amount of non-cooperation will result in the immediate termination of foreign aid, as well as the cessation of all American visas to the citizens of your country. Oh, and by the way, we’re still dropping off your convicts. Choose wisely.”

There. Years of ineptitude solved in 30 seconds.

Yet for more than a decade, congressional bills denying foreign aid and suspending visa issuances to countries that delay or refuse repatriation have gone absolutely nowhere — simply par for the course on all-things-immigration.

And partisans who solely blame “the other side” need to look in the mirror, because both Parties are equally at fault. The Republicans controlled the whole shebang from 2000 to 2006, and the Democrats wielded total power from 2008 to 2010. Yet no progress was made, even on something as basic as deporting criminals.

Why? Because the establishment in both Parties share a common goal: maintain the status quo and avoid anything related to immigration. Sure, leaders say all the right things to appease their bases, but neither party’s ruling class wants any part of real reform.

In addition to making the streets safer, we would make a significant dent in reducing prison overcrowding, producing a two-fold benefit:

  • More criminals would remain in prison for their entire sentence, as too many are seeing their sentences reduced because there is simply not enough capacity.
  • There will be a huge savings to taxpayers, as billions will be saved by jettisoning the illegal alien dead weight.

It’s time America placing its citizens ahead of illegal immigrants. Our economic future, physical security, and continued respect for the rule of law depend on it.

If we set aside the inflammatory rhetoric, perhaps we could achieve this common sense reform that might just be the steppingstone for comprehensive and compassionate solutions to America’s other immigration challenges.

Chris Freind is an independent columnist, television commentator, and investigative reporter who operates his own news bureau, Freindly Fire Zone Media. Read more reports from Chris Freind — Click Here Now.






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It’s time America started placing its citizens ahead of illegal immigrants. Our economic future, security, and continued respect for the rule of law depend on it. If we set aside inflammatory rhetoric, perhaps we could achieve this common sense reform.
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