by Robert Carbery
If you are in a country illegally, breaking the laws of the country you are in, shouldn’t you be afraid of being found and deported?
Well that’s what U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief Thomas Homan said Tuesday in response to a growing cry from liberal activists complaining about ICE agents enforcing federal law. Anyone in the country without authorization can be arrested at any time. And those who have been ordered deported by judges and who did not show up for hearings (which happened countless times during the Obama years) must be removed from the country if those laws are to have any meaning.
If we are to have law and order.
President Obama went out of his way to make sure federal immigration law was not enforced. Now, under Trump’s watch, those millions and millions of illegal immigrants in this country are now facing the real threat of deportation. The number of arrests recently have increased forthwith.
Immigrants rights groups and other advocacy organizations are demanding leniency for “traumatized” immigrants. But that kind of vague language cannot be properly enforced. And Mr. Homan is making no apologies. If you’re here illegally, you are violating the law. Plain and simple.
“If you’re in this country illegally and you committed a crime by being in this country, you should be uncomfortable, you should look over your shoulder. You need to be worried,” Mr. Homan testified to the House Appropriations Committee. “No population is off the table.”
This is why so many Americans decided to shock the world and vote for Donald Trump last November. As he said many times on the campaign trail, “You either have a country, or you don’t.” The president is following through on his campaign promises to enforce the law and bring back order to this once great country.
We need to defend our nation and prioritize citizens over illegal aliens. It’s not cruel. It’s just common sense. Our culture and country depend on it.
The Trump administration has also moved away from an Obama-era policy that would lay off deporting illegal immigrants who had formed ties in the U.S. and whom the government no longer saw as a threat to public safety. Sure, there are many people that want to come to this country and lead a better life. But we are still a nation of laws that must be enforced. And it is simply unfair to those waiting in line and playing by the rules to properly enter this country and live as a citizen with the rest of us.
Isn’t that what the left is all about? Fairness and equality?
The Trump administration is still prioritizing deporting the most dangerous criminal aliens among us. But it is also moving to reopen many cases that had been closed under Obama.
Must be a good time to be an immigration attorney.
by Robert Carbery