Activists Block Street

PUBLISHED: 1:51 PM 27 Jun 2018

Immigration Activists’ Arrested During Sessions Visit to LA

They were basically begging to be arrested, and some wore blue armbands that suggested as much.

Immigration activists blocked the street in front of the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles when Jeff Sessions stopped by. Thus far, at least 25 'activists' have been arrested.

In recent years, California has had issues with violent, out-of-control protests and the complications that arise from such events. Whether it’s Black Lives Matter protests in Oakland or another Antifa-led ‘march’ to disrupt an event in Berkeley, they seem to continuously have issues that lead to multiple arrests, and often damage to the surrounding area.

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to the liberal haven of Los Angeles, things were little different. More than two dozen ‘immigration activists’ were arrested as they tried to create a scene outside of the U.S. Attorney’s office building that Sessions, the head of the Department of Justice, visited. Their anger and ignorance, inflamed by dishonest portrayals of the treatment of illegal immigrants by the leftist media, could have been cause for alarm, if the local police didn’t have a plan in place to deal with it.

The issues began when a number of ‘immigration activists,’ concerned with how illegal immigrants were treated when they were caught near the United States-Mexico border, decided to link arms with each other and block Spring Street, which is outside the office building.

When this occurred, the Los Angeles Police Department declared the assembly ‘unlawful,’ and arrested more than two dozen ‘activists’ who were blocking the road and chanting that “kids belong at home, not in cages.”

Of course, there was no mention of the actual cages Obama used to house kids, or the fact that smugglers and child traffickers were kept away from them by law.

Many protestors decided to wear children’s onesies pinned to their chests, which was meant to symbolize the immigrant youths separated from their parents during extended detention

Some of the activists also wore blue armbands, which are generally worn in order to show that an individual intends to be taken into custody for their willingness to break the laws by doing things like, say, blocking a busy street in a metropolitan area.

According to LAPD Officer Jeff Lee, they have arrested 25 people thus far for failure to disperse when ordered to do so.

Yesterday, speaking in Reno, Nevada, Attorney General Sessions defended the way that the United States government has treated illegal immigration with ‘zero-tolerance’ policies.

Speaking to a group of school resource officers, he blamed Obama-era directives for forcing the Donald Trump administration, and Sessions himself, to take action in the face of an illegal immigration issue that has “surged dramatically.”

He pointed out that, in the opinion of the United States federal government, the young children are not just a possible risk to national security; they’re also an immense expense for a government that is duty-bound to provide them with care, food, and more.

However, Sessions also moderated a bit in his rhetoric, and showed that he was concerned about policies, laws, and regulations that forced the Justice Department to separate children from their parents within 20 days of entering the children in detention.

According to the AG and former Alabama Senator, the government is going to continue to prosecute illegal immigrants who cross the border, but now they’re going to do anything that they can in order to avoid separating families.

Last Thursday, the DOJ asked the state of California’s courts to modify a federal order, and eliminate the 20-day limitation for the detention of illegal immigrant children.

However, many immigration and legal experts have suggested that the Attorney General and company are not likely to have things go the way they desire, and that the move is unlikely to succeed in courts.

On Monday, the AG even expressed his frustrations with the process, and the constant difficulty he was finding with getting anything done.

Furthermore, Jeff Sessions pointed out that for the issue to truly be resolved, he needed Congress to act, and to pass legislation that would guide the federal agencies in what they could do and how they should handle illegal immigrants, especially illegal immigrants who are minors, accompanied or otherwise.

Frankly, Sessions has a point, unlike these protestors, who are complaining that the ‘kids’ should be at home. In fact, they’re technically saying the same thing.

The Attorney General wants the kids to be back at home, in their countries of origin, not attempting to cross the border.

It’s a tremendous cost to have to house these illegal immigrants. Add in court costs for farcical claims of ‘asylum,’ and the costs grow higher and higher still.

It’s likely that the Attorney General, the highest-ranking law enforcement official in the nation, would like nothing better than for those children to stay at home, and their families along with them.

As long as people continue to cross the border illegally, and continue to attempt to undermine the security of the border, though, there is no way that the government will be able to stop spending money on detention for illegal immigrants anytime soon.