What country is this? I became a US citizen because I love this country and the freedom I had. When, where and why did the gov start using gestapo type forces? A pregnant woman and her husband on the way to give birth??? Really? #disgusted
If Kennedy thinks that’s heartless wait until he sees “Chappaquiddick”! But I digress…
Sounds like ICE is pretty awful, right? Oh, but there’s an important bit of context to add to the story that some media outlets might not be too quick to put out there since it pours a bit of cold water on the outrage. At least some media outlets are following up with all the facts:
Man who was arrested while taking his pregnant wife to the hospital is wanted for murder in Mexico, ICE says. https://t.co/uSdSNvIK3N
Remember Philadelphia Mayor Jim “sanctuary city happy dance” Kenney we talked about a couple days ago and the illegal alien released by his city who went on to rape a child?
DOJ announces charges against a previously deported illegal immigrant from Honduras who raped a child after being released by the City of Philadelphia because of its sanctuary status pic.twitter.com/lVkYh2v8eb
Mayor Kenney, attending a press conference Wednesday on illegal guns, forcefully defended the city’s policy of rejecting ICE detainers for the undocumented without a judge’s warrant to hold them. He says six times last year the city handed over people it was holding when the feds got a warrant.
But McSwain, appointed United States Attorney by President Trump, who’s staked out a get-tough immigration policy, argues the city gave Vasquez a “free pass.”
“What really fosters trust between law enforcement and the community is respect for the rule of law in including immigration laws,” McSwain said.
Mayor Kenney agrees the case is horrible, but argues the solution is as simple as getting a legal document.
“You do see this as a tragedy. No other way to look at it?” Cole asked. Mayor Kenney replied, “An absolute tragedy, but all they had to do is get a warrant and we would have turned him over.”
Got that? The mayor who hates ICE blames ICE for not doing enough to save the child from a criminal released due to his own insane sanctuary city policy.
Keep on dancin’, dickweed. Now read this from the Justice Department yesterday (underlining is mine):
Philadelphia, PA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Juan Ramon Vasquez, a citizen of Honduras, pleaded guilty today to illegal reentry after deportation. In May 2009, the defendant was deported from the United States. Thereafter, in March 2014, the defendant was found back in the United States by U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) officers. At that time, Vasquez was in the custody of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons.
The City of Philadelphia thereafter chose not to comply with a detainer lodged by ICE for the defendant, who was instead released from custody by the Philadelphia Department of Prisons. After his release, the defendant was rearrested and convicted for rape of a child and unlawful sexual contact with a minor. The defendant is currently serving a sentence of 8 to 20 years in state prison.
The defendant, having now pleaded guilty to the federal charge of illegal reentry after deportation, faces a maximum possible sentence of two years in federal prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on November 20, 2018, by the Honorable Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro.
“The facts of this case highlight the danger posed by the City of Philadelphia’s decision to disregard ICE detainers and release previously deported aliens from local custody,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “Those of us in the law enforcement business should be doing everything in our power to protect vulnerable children from predators like Vasquez. Instead, this defendant received a free pass from the City of Philadelphia and its Department of Prisons, headed straight back into our community, and committed a heinous crime he never would have had the chance to commit had the City of Philadelphia complied with the ICE detainer.”
But Democrats care about kids so much, or something.
How these mayors keep getting away with ignoring federal law while sending criminal aliens off to potentially harm or kill others is anybody’s guess.
Personally I think the Dems are shooting themselves in the foot repeatedly with this approach, which is why I don’t mind seeing them clinging to the strategy, but this sure does sum up liberal “priorities”:
‘[ICE] is a tool of cruelty, unconstitutional behavior, illegality.’ — Zephyr Teachout is promising to prosecute ICE if elected AG of New York pic.twitter.com/lq7uRc2us6
If she gets any more cuckoo somebody’s going to stuff her and put her in a clock.
Did you catch the disdain when she said “the idea that people are illegal…” That’s why she doesn’t have any locks on her doors at home. Oh wait.
She also employed the time-honored lefty tactic of calling illegal aliens “immigrants” to conflate legal and illegal immigration. Not enough people are falling for it and with every defense of illegal entry into the US, the predicted “blue wave” gets smaller and smaller.
Lawmakers are sometimes legit stupid, but the election of Trump has made some of them up their game to pretending to be stupid in an effort to save the “Resistance” narrative. Or… maybe she’s actually stupid. The jury is still out on that one.
“To have these children ripped apart and separated is one of the most reprehensible things I’ve witnessed in my 20 years in service here in the House or Representatives,” he said during a recent news conference. “These children need to be reunited with their parents immediately.”
Arguing for a substantive response from the U.S. government, the congressman said the families impacted by this policy will never be the same.
“The damage that has been done to these children will be lifelong, to these family units will be lifelong as well,” he said. “In fact, I suggest they need to be compensated for what this administration did to them.”
I really hope the Democrats promote that suggestion. They just don’t understand why they keep losing.
How many deaths has satire already died just this year alone? It must have more lives than a cat, because here’s another fatal blow to irony:
Sometime soon, the City of Portland will likely start clearing the anti-ICE/anti-borders camp (notices already posted more than 24 hours ago). In response, the camp has walled themselves off completely. They even have "wall guards" keeping watch. From the last hour: pic.twitter.com/sDSm45Xnkh
On top of that, I’d bet that almost all of those leftist protesters would describe themselves as environmentalists, which is why this garbage heap they left behind helps round out the irony and hypocrisy:
Need proof that the Democrats know their open borders BS doesn’t play in areas that aren’t completely safe liberal enclaves with midterms just around the corner? Let’s start here: Three Democrats introduced “abolish ICE” legislation Thursday morning:
A group of liberal House Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and shift the bureau’s various duties to other federal agencies.
The new proposal, unveiled by Democratic Reps. Mark Pocan (Wis.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) and Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), is the first piece of legislation to tackle the thorny issue, which has become a political lightning rod on both sides of the ideological spectrum in recent weeks.
Liberal Democrats have latched on to the “Abolish ICE” movement to protest President Trump’s aggressive approach to deportations, while Republicans have hammered the effort as a soft-on-crime strategy that threatens public safety.
BUT, the Republicans have called the bluff of three Dem reps and will put their “abolish ICE” legislation to a vote. Guess what happened next:
In a statement Thursday night, Pocan — along with the bill’s co-sponsors, Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Adriano Espaillat — accused Republican leaders of launching “a political stunt” and pledged to vote against their own legislation.
“We know Speaker (Paul) Ryan is not serious about passing our ‘Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act,’ so Members of Congress, advocacy groups, and impacted communities will not engage in this political stunt,” they said. “If Speaker Ryan puts our bill on the floor, we plan to vote ‘no’ and will instead use the opportunity to force an urgently needed and long-overdue conversation on the House floor.”
The Dems’ bluff got called big time. The fact that they’re calling a vote on their own bill a Republican “stunt” should at least win a “Projection of the Week” ribbon.