REGIME FORCES BORDER IMMIGRATION AGENTS TO PLAY ‘CATCH AND RELEASE’ WITH ILLEGALS
From The Washington Times: Senator Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, introduced two top border immigration agents at a Senate hearing late last week to talk about the lax enforcement directives they are given by the Department of Homeland Security and how illegal immigrants are cheating the system to get into United States – even after multiple violent crimes have been committed. Said Sessions in opening remarks:
“The Administration claims it has diligently enforced immigration law and that the border is ‘more secure than ever.’ But those on the front lines know this to be untrue. They see the violence, chaos and lawlessness. They have lost confidence in the leadership of their agencies. As you will hear today, this administration has engaged in a sustained, relentless effort to undermine America’s immigration laws.”
In a June circumvention of Congress and federal immigration law, O issued an executive order that halted the deportation of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as young children. O’s edict also gives these individuals – estimated to be 800,000 – the right to work legally in the country as well. From The New York Times:
Under the change, the Department of Homeland Security will no longer initiate the deportation of illegal immigrants who came to the United States before age 16, have lived here for at least five years and are in school, are high school graduates or are military veterans in good standing. The immigrants must also be not more than 30 years old and have clean criminal records.
However, border patrol agents report that this criteria is being virtually ignored, and illegal immigrants who should have been charged with crimes and sentenced to prison are routinely released into the general public after being arrested, according to ICE agent Chris Crane, President of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council:
“Prosecutorial discretion is solely based on the individuals’ claims. Our orders are: If an alien says they went to high school, then let them go. If they say they have a GED, then let them go. Officers have been told that there is no burden for the alien to prove anything; even with the greatly relaxed policies, an alien is not required to prove that they meet any of the criteria.”
Of course, it would be racist of me to suggest that every great once in awhile, border agents just might run across one or two “less than forthright” Hispanics, wouldn’t it?
Crane related a specific example of the result of O’s Catch and Release Program:
“As an example, [in an] incident in El Paso released publicly last week, ICE managers were provided with the following details: one – an alien was arrested by local police and placed in jail on two charges: Charge one – assault with bodily injury to a family member, and charge two – interfering with that person’s attempts to call emergency assistance.
When ICE arrested the individual for immigration violations, he attempted to escape – another criminal offense. One agent was injured in the incident, claiming the injuries were intentionally inflicted by the escapee – another criminal offense (assault of a federal agent). So, in this case we have four possible criminal charges: two involving violence, one injured family member and one injured officer. Without any questioning—without any investigation, the alien was released as a dreamer. No criminal charges, no immigration charges, no nothing.”
Shocked? You shouldn’t be; this is the underbelly of liberalism. Remember, liberals are never about results – they live in a world of words, symbolism and intent. Barack Hussein Obama stands before his trusty teleprompter and waxes eloquently of young Hispanic children with dreams of a better education – a better job – in the Golden Land of Opportunity. (He also tells us that “the rich” are keeping the middle class down, so I’m not quite sure how he reconciles that whole thing – although, the real intent of his hollow words is his own reelection.)
Republicans – specifically Mitt Romney – must not be afraid to talk about events such as the one described by agent Crane – clearly, loudly and often. Romney must not be deterred by fear of charges of racism – or any of the other slime ball tactics we’ve come to expect from Team O. This election is not only winnable, there is plenty of damning material on which Romney can – and must – capitalize to make it happen.
As we say in sports, it’s time for Mitt to take it to the rim, net, cup, basket, hole or whatever other analogy works. Should he fail to do so, he doesn’t deserve to win the election.
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