Monday, October 11, 2010

New York Times goes to bat for criminal illegal aliens

The New York Times recently editorialized that Secure Communities, a federal program instituted under the Bush administration and being pushed by the Obama administration, “snares innocent immigrants.” The program checks names and fingerprints of anyone arrested against immigration records to determine if the arrestee is an illegal alien. The police then turn the person over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation proceedings. So what’s wrong with that? How does it snare innocent immigrants if they are arrested and here illegally?

The New York Times claims that this program is a “source of anxiety and anger for cities, counties and police departments that want to preserve a bright line between local policing and federal immigration enforcement. Their valid concern is that local officers should never be seen by immigrant communities as arms of immigration enforcement.” Then the editor wrote: “Fighting and preventing crime are unrelated to detaining and deporting immigrants and should stay that way” (emphasis added).

How can anyone concerned with “preventing crime” not see that deporting criminal aliens and depriving them of the opportunity to commit other crimes, is directly doing just that? The Times claims that “tens of thousands” of illegal aliens with no criminal record have been deported under the program, and that these people “pose no conceivable danger to their communities.” That’s completely absurd. These people came into the program because they did something to cause their arrest. The police didn’t round them up because they looked like they might be here illegally. They did something criminal to bring themselves to the attention of local law enforcement.

How can a person deserving arrest not pose a conceivable danger to the community? If an illegal alien, without an arrest record, drives drunk and kills someone, is he not a conceivable danger to the community? Of course he is. Because illegal aliens have no ties to this country, they can run amok and then flee back to old Mexico when they feel the heat is on. They often return later when the heat is off to commit another crime. But the Times would like you to believe he’s merely a harmless member of the “immigrant” community.

Secure Communities could be the best crime prevention program ever developed if all cities participate. The only way to improve it is to pass a federal law that mimics Arizona’s SB 1070 illegal immigration law. Police officers who can question the immigration status of individuals they lawfully encounter during normal police business will potentially prevent and reduce future crimes. At a minimum, it will serve aliens with notice that there are consequences to entering this country illegally. The program works so well that the mayor of Juarez, Mexico is complaining that the city’s murder rate is so high because the U.S. is deporting Mexican murderers back to Mexico.

Why are cities such as San Francisco and the District of Columbia attempting to opt out of the Secure Communities program? Mexican and other illegal aliens have formed a powerful political base that has jeopardized the safety and security of these sanctuary cities by blocking any attempts to enforce U.S. immigration laws. This political base wants to continue unsustainable social programs that others pay for. They want the wealth spread to them by the gringos they feel stole their land.

The real reason the New York Times editorial staff hates Secure Communities is because it painlessly and accurately identifies illegal aliens and properly puts them into the immigration system for immediate deportation. It rids American communities of undesirable people, whose mere presence is a crime and an affront to law abiding citizens and worthy permanent resident aliens who had to endure years of paperwork and frustration to get the opportunity to live here. The program maintains the integrity of law, and saves billions of dollars of taxpayer services for undeserving people. There is so much to hate from the newspaper’s perspective.

The program makes perfect sense. Elite liberal New York Times readers who hibernate in Manhattan don’t understand the frustration people across the country have with the illegal alien invasion. I applaud the Obama administration for not caving into newspaper editorial boards and other illegal alien sympathizers who want to remove this effective program and open our borders to anybody with the means to get here.


Four boats in 48 hours!

Arrival of four more "asylum-seeker" boats shows the utter policy failure of Australia's Leftist government. At that rate Australia's sea borders are looking more porous than the U.S./Mexico border. Is Australia ready for 12 million illegals too? At least the Mexicans come to work. The Afghans come only to be supported by the Australian taxpayer

THE arrival of four asylum boats in 48 hours has pushed numbers in the Christmas Island detention centre to an apparent record. The centre has been forced to operate well beyond its carrying capacity.

With Immigration Minister Chris Bowen flying to East Timor today to begin talks on a regional processing centre, his department has revealed 350 asylum-seekers are being housed in tents.

According to the department, there were 2697 detainees on Christmas Island yesterday, with more on the way following the interception of four asylum boats, at least one of which has yet to unload its passengers.

The centre, which was designed to accommodate 400 people, has undergone successive reconfigurations to house the growing number of detainees.

Falling refugee success rates and the Rudd government's freeze on new Sri Lankan and Afghan asylum claims resulted in a blowout in detention numbers. But even at its capacity of about 2500, the centre is over its limit.

A departmental spokeswoman could not say yesterday if Christmas Island was at record capacity.

But in the period leading up to the Rudd government's decision in April to move detainees to the mainland, numbers on Christmas Island were about 2300, suggesting the facility had hit a new high.

Mr Bowen acknowledged yesterday there were "significant strains" on detention centres. "I've announced some short-term measures to deal with that. I'll be announcing some longer-term measures in the not-too-distant future to deal with those pressures," he added.

Mr Bowen will fly to Dili today to discuss the regional proposal with East Timor's President, Jose Ramos-Horta, and senior officials. From there he will fly to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur for talks aimed at bolstering arrangements for managing the asylum flow.

Despite vocal rejection of the idea by East Timor's opposition parties, Mr Bowen said Canberra had received "encouraging feedback" from Dili about the proposal, announced by Julia Gillard in the lead-up to the federal election. "It's a big issue for East Timor -- it would be a significant development for them, and they obviously have issues they want to work through," Mr Bowen told the Nine Network yesterday. "But, certainly, President Ramos-Horta and Prime Minister (Xanana) Gusmao have indicated they are very interested in talking it through."

Since Friday, authorities have intercepted four boats, two of which were lashed together. Their arrival has edged Australia closer to another record -- the highest number of unauthorised boatpeople in a calendar year. A spokeswoman for Border Protection Command said 4924 passengers and 270 crew had arrived this year, bringing the number of unauthorised arrivals to 5194.

According to the Parliamentary Library, the highest number of illegal boat arrivals on record occurred in 2001, when 43 boats carried 5516 people to Australia, not including the crews.


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