For the past eight years, America has had a leader who refused to enforce federal immigration laws to the full extent. Rather than arrest, detain and deport all illegal aliens, Barack Obama issued executive orders and memos to bypass Congress and federal immigration laws by allowing millions of illegal aliens to remain in the United States and to take jobs and benefits from American citizens.
Obama tried to placate the public and conservatives by claiming to arrest and deport illegal aliens that had been convicted of a felony. Sure, he had thousands of illegals with felony records arrested. However, not that many were deported.
For instance, Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, an illegal alien, drove over and killed 6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and11-year-old Abigail Robinson. When Cisneros was finally caught, she was charged with two felony counts of hit and run resulting in the deaths of the two girls. She was convicted in court and should have been given a prison sentence, but the parents said they felt sorry for Cisneros and pleaded with the judge not to send her to prison. The judge sentenced Cisneros to probation and time served.
However, she was not freed as an ICE official immediately took her into custody for deportation. She was held by immigration officials until her deportation. For reasons unknown and not revealed, the judge dismissed the deportation proceedings against Cisneros and she was released back into the community.
In 2015, Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, stated:
“It’s appalling that we’ve had to sue in federal court to get key information about the Obama administration’s release of 165,950 convicted criminal aliens.”
“These documents show the Obama administration is lying when it says that its ‘enforcement priorities’ include deporting illegal aliens who have committed heinous crimes.”
Fitton is referring to the 165,950 criminally convicted illegal aliens that were released back into our communities. In 2013, ICE released 36,007 illegals that had been convicted of 88,000 crimes, ‘including 193 homicide convictions, 426 sexual assault convictions, and 303 kidnapping convictions.’
According to Judicial Watch:
“As has been previously reported, and is evidenced in these documents, the 36,007 criminal aliens freed by ICE in 2013 were just the tip of the iceberg. In a DHS “Overview of ICE” document marked “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY,” the following figures are reported through April 26, 2014 [NOTE: “Final Order” indicates the illegal aliens were ordered to leave the country, but have not done so and remain free]:
- Non-Detained Final Order Convicted CRIMINAL 165,950
- Non-Detained Final Order NON CRIMINAL 706,950
- Non-Detained Final Order TOTAL 872,900”
Fitton commented about the report:
“Lawless localities that help protect illegal alien rapists and other criminals show that politicians at all levels put politics above the rule of law and the public safety.”
“Where do the innocent victims of the illegal alien criminals this president’s appointees have set free go for justice?”
However, all that is finally changing under President Donald Trump. From the day Trump was sworn into office through the middle of March, arrests of illegal aliens have increased by 32.6% compared to the same period last year under Obama.
The same report exposes a common misconception that liberals would have you believe. It states:
“The report stated that most of the arrests were of convicted criminals, but noted that there were 5,441 arrests of non-criminal aliens, more than double the total from last year.” [Emphasis mine]
Notice how they refer to a number of illegal aliens as ‘non-criminal’ aliens. What they should have said is that these illegals did not have a prior criminal record. The fact that they are in the United States ILLEGALLY makes them criminal, like it or not. I know it’s not politically correct to say that every illegal is a criminal but the word illegal means just that. Liberals try to soften the sound and lessen their crimes by referring to them as ‘undocumented’ or ‘non-criminal’ but that’s like saying a thief is not a criminal if he or she had never been previously convicted of being thief, even though they are still a thief.
Our local media has been making a big deal over the deportation order of an illegal alien because they say she has a family and has done nothing wrong. Pardon me! She came to the US illegally over 10 years ago and has been living illegally in the US for the last decade. The very fact that she is an illegal makes her guilty of being a criminal and is enough to warrant her being deported. She should have thought about how this would affect her kids before now.
When a parent is arrested and jailed for other crimes like assault, theft, murder etc., their kids and family are left behind to fend for themselves, so why should it be any different for an illegal alien? I do feel sorry for the kids of the illegal mother, but I blame her for what’s happening, not President Trump.