Here We Go …
Digital Political News Reports: Before the State of the Union Address, there’s a very key question the Democrats must answer: do they believe in the rule of law? Let’s stop allowing the Democrats to deflect with the unconstitutional executive action called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The real issue is whether or not the progressive socialist left embraces the concept of American sovereignty, our Constitution, or even our national security. And there’s clear evidence they do not. It’s not just a rejection of Trump. It’s a rejection of our nation and those they are elected to serve.
As reported by Terence Jeffrey at CNS News, “ Law enforcement agencies in approximately 675 jurisdictions around the United States declined to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “detainer” requests and hand over to ICE removable aliens whom those jurisdictions had arrested for violating local laws, according to the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security.
According to the IG, this lack of cooperation from local law enforcement agencies has hindered ICE’s efforts to identify known or suspected foreign terrorists, who are inside the United States. On Jan. 5, 2018, the IG issued a report–“ICE Faces Challenges to Screen Aliens Who May Be Known or Suspected Terrorists”—that discussed the issue. “ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) faces challenges in implementing the Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounter Protocol (KSTEP) screening process, which is used to identify aliens who may be known or suspected terrorists,” the report said. “Some local law enforcement agencies will not honor ICE immigration detainer requests, which further impacts ERO’s ability to take criminal aliens into its custody and apply KSTEP to identify possible terrorist connections,” this section said.
“To bring these aliens into custody, ICE files detainers with the applicable law enforcement agency requesting to detain them upon their release,” it said.
“ Based on source data provided by ERO’s Law Enforcement Systems and Analysis unit, we determined that approximately 675 jurisdictions nationwide declined to honor more than 29,269 ICE immigration detainers from January 2014 through May 2017,” the report said.
“When a state or local law enforcement agency declines to transfer custody of a removable criminal alien to ICE, the released alien may put the public and ERO personnel at risk and requires significantly more resources to bring the individual into ICE custody,” the IG report said.
ICE issues a “detainer” to a law enforcement agency only when an alien has been arrested by that agency and ICE has probable cause to believe the alien is removable from this country.”
This report from the DHS IG is very disconcerting, but also very damning of the leftist policy of “sanctuary” cities and states. It’s not just that these liberal progressive mayors and governors shielding criminal illegal immigrants, but also potential Islamic jihadists who’ve entered our country illegally. In this current debate about illegal immigration, if the left is unwilling to end this insidious and dangerous policy, do they actually believe in the security of these United States of America, or is their ideological agenda more important? I think we can easily answer that question, and their liberal progressive media accomplices are enabling their desired ends. You can be sure this report will NEVER make the headlines of the NY Times, Washington Post, or be featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, or PBS.
And again, the omission of the news is just as damaging to the future of this nation.
President Trump would be well served to point this DHS IG report out during his SOTU address. And he should further name some of these 675 jurisdictions, the top ten major populations centers. We cannot exist as a Constitutional Republic with 675 jurisdictions where the rule of law is dismissed over a partisan political ideological agenda.
You may smirk at or even dismiss the number of 29,269, but how many are out there for which ICE has no idea? And the number of 29,269 equates to almost three U.S. Army light infantry divisions.
Sanctuary states and cities aren’t just illegal, and unconstitutional is harboring dangerous criminal illegal immigrants, but they also harbor, shield, and protect Islamic jihadist terrorists. And that folks — just like the commercial produced by the Trump administration — means that the Democrats, those who’ve instituted the policy of sanctuary states and cities, are complicit in undermining and being an obstacle to the safety and security of our nation.
That isn’t over-the-top hyperbole, it’s a proven fact, based on the ideological agenda of the progressive socialist left, the Democrat Party. It’s why I state there can be no action for DACA recipients unless there is an END to the establishment of sanctuary states and cities!
And if the Democrats reject that premise, it tells us all we need to know about them.