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Last month President Trump announced plans for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to begin enforcement actions, or raids, throughout ten U.S. cities in order to enforce deportation orders. Following pleas from congressional Democrats the President suspended the actions for two weeks in order to give Congress a chance to act. Of course, Congress has done nothing but bloviate. On Friday the President confirmed that the raids are back on and scheduled to begin this Sunday. As well they should be. The raids are both legal and necessary, yet they have been misrepresented by opponents and such acts will almost certainly be repeated.
To be clear, these raids are not targeting people at random. They are specifically designed to target illegal aliens with final deportation orders already issued against them. That is, illegal immigrants who had their two processes and issued final deportation orders by a federal judge. And they are perfectly legal. Article II of the U.S. Constitution vests the executive branch with the legal right, but the legal duty to enforce the laws passed by Congress. The President must take this action.
Not only are the raids perfectly legal, they are also desperately necessary. Nationally, we are stuck in a vicious, self-destructive and never-ending cycle. Be it through illegal border crossings or false claims of asylum, countless immigrants cross our border daily. They are incentivized by the promises of sanctuary cities, U.S. taxpayer funded healthcare, and protection from lawful removal.
When, after being afforded two processes and fair hearing, and being ordered removed, they remain. Such is the case with the targets of the impending raids. Some brought children with them and now claim Some had children while here illegally and dubiously argue that birthright citizenship This leads to the never ending ‘DREAMer’s situation. "What do we do with the people already here?" And, thus, the cycle continues.
The Democratic primary has only served to exacerbate this problem. All the candidates in the recent Democratic debates incentivized illegal immigration in one form or another. From the promising of free health care to the deception of border crossing to the protection of deportation. And the cycle continues.
Entice illegals to come. Incentivize them to stay. Frantically argue against removal. Then call removal immoral because they have been here however long. Cycle along and cycle along. At some point in a self-destructive cycle it becomes a necessity of survival to break the cycle. The broad national and international attention to the raids will provide much needed deterrence to illegal immigration, if only one step in a hundred-mile march, a much needed first step.
Additionally, the coming raids, coupled with current border crisis Friday saw the Democrat led House Oversight and Reform Committee hold a fiery hearing on the necessary border detention facilities. Alexandria Cortez and Chuy Garcia, former acting director of ICE, Thomas Homan, decimated the Democratic lawmakers following their attempts to racialize the crisis.
When Garcia charged "How could you possibly have this under your watch? Do you not care? Is it because they don't look like children that are around you? ”Homan angrily fired back, "Your comments are disgusting … I've been serving my country 34 years and yes, I held a five-year-old boy in my arms … to sit there and insult my integrity and my love of my country and children, that's why this whole thing needs to be fixed. ”But more importantly and impactful was Homan’s earlier statement, “This isn’t about enforcing the law. If anyone on this panel doesn't like what's going on, then change the law. You’re the legislatures. We’re the executive branch. Don't blame men and women in uniform doing the best they can. It’s outrageous. Actually confronting and challenging the legislatures. This is political theater at its best. What a terrific concept.
Congress may actually be compiled to fix our broken immigration system. Friday's hearing may be political theater, and entertaining one at that, but to the gravity of the upcoming
Finally, though the raids are perfectly legal and ultimately necessary, they are undoubtedly going to be misrepresented by the left. The same Congresspeople and media that pushed the Russia collusion hoax, Kavanaugh hoax, Jussie Smollett hoax, and Covington Catholic hoax, all in one year, will surely try and spin these needed ICE raids as something they are not. countless doctored videos such as with Covington Catholic will arise. Media outlets will change or even show the truth about the raids just as NBC News did during the Justice Kavanaugh hearings. From a party establishment that is constantly confused and illegal immigration what else can be expected other than a concerted campaign of misrepresentation on the raids.
The ICE raids are not illegal. The warrants have already been adjudicated by a federal judge. We are stuck in………….