It’s not a secret that former President Obama’s immigration acts have put the United States in more danger. His refusal to enforce strict border laws made it so every illegal immigrant was welcomed in the country. On top of that, deportations of illegals were highly limited.
Even though some of these illegal immigrants have heinous criminal records, deportations were still few and far between. That changed when Donald Trump was elected President. Since he has been in office, there have been several executive orders aimed at getting illegals out of the country.
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been hard at work deporting illegals. Even though they have more freedom to do their job, they can’t catch everyone right away. As a result, there are still disgusting acts committed. One of these disgusting acts happened in Maryland, where two illegal immigrants raped a 14-year-old girl.
It was this act that made a member of the House Judiciary Committee write a letter, which detailed how it was the fault of the Obama administration for this incident. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the Chairman of the Committee, wrote that the “lax immigration policies” of the previous administration led to the rape in question.
This letter was then sent to the secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly. That was what the Washington Examiner reported at least. These are some serious accusations, but they do hold up. Many of the actions that the Obama administration did, particularly in the last year, opened the nation to more illegal immigrants. The former administration actually stopped a border patrol program in the waning days before Trump took office. They were actively looking for ways to remove the border programs. Why would they do this unless they were trying to help out the illegal immigrants?
Goodlatte’s letter didn’t hold back. He destroyed the Obama administration over their immigration policies. Not only that, but he gave a warning about how these types of incidents would continue unless the law enforcement can do their job.
“Once again, we have an example of how the Obama administration’s lax immigration enforcement policies resulted in a life being serious harmed—in this case, the life of an innocent 14 year-old-girl who was simply attending school. There is no doubt that such heinous crimes by illegal immigrants who were encountered by the Obama administration, not removed by the Obama administration, and instead actually set free in American communities by the Obama administration, and will continue to occur until sufficient enforcement has occurred.”
The Maryland case has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention because of the severity of the incident. The parents of the students attending Rockville High School are absolutely livid with the school administration. They made the fateful decision to allow Henry Sanchez-Millian, 18, and Jose Montano, 17, to attend the school as freshmen.
What makes this even more infuriating is the fact that both of these illegals were caught in 2016, according to the Washington Post.
They reported, “Montano, who is from El Salvador, was apprehended in April 2016, five months after his 16th birthday. Sanchez Millian, from Guatemala, was caught in August of that year, days before he turned 18.”
Both of these people were caught, and then released by the Obama administration. Chairman Goodlatte is correct in saying that if the Obama administration had actually deported these people, then that poor girl wouldn’t have gone through what she did. The Obama administration also doesn’t have an excuse for this.
The Post continued, “Border Patrol officials stopped both teens near McAllen, Tex., and detained them for less than the legal limit of 72 hours, then handed them over to HHS’s Office for Refugee Resettlement, according to a federal official with direct knowledge of the case.”
They knew that these people were illegal. If the Obama administration had just deported them like they should have, then this case wouldn’t have escalated to the point where Chairman Goodlatte sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security.
As the chairman said, these types of crimes will continue unless the proper actions are taken. The Trump administration has done a great job at addressing the needs, but more has to be done. There are some cities and states that don’t believe illegals should be deported.
In fact, one of these states is Maryland! The legislators of the state decided to take the side of the illegals that did the terrible act. They decided to not allow law enforcement in the state to help with the federal immigration officials enforcing immigration laws. Essentially, they completely IGNORED this disgusting case because they wanted to oppose Trump.
Unfortunately there are more people that are in favor of helping illegals over American citizens. This includes the extremely liberal Governor of California, Jerry Brown. Last month, he signed a budget that is going to cut the education fund for Middle Class Americans, but would increase spending on illegals.
Share this article to show that the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee slammed the Obama administration for their decisions regarding immigration. He said that the previous administration was to blame for the horrible incident in Maryland. Hopefully, more and more states will realize what President Trump is trying to do. He’s trying to keep Americans safe from danger. If they don’t realize that soon enough, more cases, like the one in Maryland, are going to happen.