If liberals had their way, illegals would roam free across the country. Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick thought she was doing a service for her community when she aided federal agents in their investigation of a human trafficking ring. One of the men who was captured is now scheduled for deportation- and liberals are pissed.
Kirkpatrick used her officers to block the street and control traffic as agents raided the suspect’s home. Two arrests followed, with more expected. Instead of being pleased that human smuggling scum was cleared out of their neighborhood, Oakland officials filed a complaint against Kirkpatrick.
You see, Oakland is a sanctuary city and they pride themselves on obstructing immigration officers. The man now set to be deported is a vicious criminal, but it doesn’t matter. Oakland wants to protect all illegals.
Sanctuary City proponents want law enforcement to start ignoring crimes so illegals don’t get in trouble.
“It’s not just tough-on-crime Republicans that preside over a criminal justice system that today serves as the front door for a massive deportation pipeline. Every day, police and prosecutors in Democratic Party–controlled cities fuel mass incarceration by arresting and charging people for low-level nonviolent offenses. An arrest for jumping a turnstile or a minor drug charge could result in a person’s separation from his or her family forever.”
If someone enters the country illegally and then commits a crime, their deportation should be prioritized rather than stopped. Police officers shouldn’t be asked to turn a blind eye to crime so a few illegals can escape deportation.
“But local elected officials and prosecutors cannot just shrug their shoulders and blame mass deportations on Washington politicians,” the Slate article continues.
“Local district attorneys are responsible for the vast majority of prosecutions that result in incarceration. These local prosecutors must also take responsibility for the massive deportation campaign that Trump has pledged to undertake. Simply ignoring federal detainer requests isn’t enough to make a city a real sanctuary.”
The left isn’t even being subtle anymore. Their love affair with illegals is still going strong. They seem to care more about protecting illegals than Americans. Who’s going to support the horde of migrants that they’ve invited to live in the country?
“ICE has asked localities across the country to keep non-U.S. citizens in jail for up to 48 hours after they are scheduled to be released so ICE can determine if they have broken immigration laws and might be deportable,” the Washington Post reports.
Liberal city governments, however, are refusing to comply. An illegal who was just arrested seems like a perfect candidate for deportation unless your mind is filled with pro-illegal immigration dogma.
“Unfortunately, over the last several decades respect for the rule of law has broken down and immigration enforcement has been sacrificed for the sake of political expediency. This has made us less secure and it cannot stand,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.
Immigration is a hot-button issue. President Trump campaigned on a promise to fix the borders and curb the number of illegals coming to into the country. He needs help, however, to carry out his orders. If states continue to defy him, the problem will never get better.
“We are not going to sacrifice a half-million people who live amongst us, who are part of our communities, whose family members and loved ones happen to be people in many cases who are either permanent residents or citizens,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said defiantly.
Illegals need to go. Democrats need to stop trying to shield them and let the police do their job. Police Chief Kirkpatrick, who’s now in trouble for helping the government nab a human smuggler, shouldn’t be excoriated for doing her job.