Finally, someone in Washington gets it. I can’t tell you how many times out here in the desert southwest, illegal aliens break into our country by crossing the border illegally, then they proceed to turn themselves in to authorities claiming that if they get deported, they’re afraid for their lives. Now, that may or may not be true, but overwhelmingly, those folks are then released pending a court hearing on their status. You know what happens then, right? They don’t show up. They’ve disappeared into a sea of 330,000,000 people and the next time a court of law sees these guys again will most likely be when they’ve done something illegal. They’ll never be back to go to a hearing on why they broke into this country illegally in the first place.
That’s all about to change.
Attorney General William Barr has issued an order that detainees who claim they fear for their lives if they get deported will have to have their bonds cancelled and be detained until their hearings. Of course, that got the ire of every liberal snowflake group up saying that these folks “constitutional rights” were being violated. The ACLU has promised to sue on those grounds. Of course, these folks don’t have “constitutional rights” since they aren’t constitutionally bound to the United States. They are illegal aliens who broke the law to get here. Barr’s legal interpretation, and I’m not an attorney, but any idiot attorney couldn’t disagree, is that if you fear for your life, fine. We will hear you. But your fellow aliens’ actions of disappearing when they have their initial plea has ruined it for the rest of you. You’ll stay detained in a holding cell until you go to your hearing.
This is actually not the best case scenario, but it’s close. The best thing that would happen to these folks at this point is that they plead their case that they’re afraid for their lives if they are deported, then they be given a date and time to reappear at the border crossing for their hearing, and be dropped off back in Mexico. Where they go, where they stay, what they eat, all of that stuff isn’t any of our business unless and until it’s determined they truly have reason to be afraid and really shouldn’t be deported because of what would happen to them. And of course, if they were smart, we’d limit the number of these immigrants to a certain number per year. When we’ve admitted that number, sorry folks, border is closed until next year. Try again!
Look, I’m not a monster when it comes to people that are in trouble. But I don’t think living in poverty necessarily means you fear for your life. Now, the folks from Venezuela, I weep for. I truly feel sorry for them. They’re leadership has abandoned them and really needs to be overthrown. And those folks need some special treatment. But let’s face it. The vast majority of these folks aren’t vetted, we can’t be sure of who they are or what they’re all about and we need to be able to verify.
Now, liberal snowflakes will argue that we are forgetting that way back in the early 20th century, we let a whole bunch of folks in from Europe who didn’t know the language, couldn’t communicate their name, were here without any money and any hope. They were looking for new lives too, but we let them in, so why not let the folks from South America in?
The reason for the difference is, if you go back to Ellis Island, there weren’t terrorists trying to kill Americans any way they could. Today, we have a bunch of people that want to get here any way they can to do us harm. Totally different situation, and needs to be handled in a totally different way.
So, I applaud William Barr, and the Trump administration for at least having the cajones to stand up to terrorism, unlike the preceding administration. At least these guys are trying. And what would really solve this whole immigration problem?
If Congress would do their job and reform immigration. It IS after all, their responsibility to write laws. Or did we forget that?
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!