Old Dominion Watchdog reports on a development I’ve been hoping, and expecting to see for quite some time: that with fewer illegal aliens unlawfully resident in our community legal immigrants actually enjoy a greater degree of safety and security than before. Go figure that when you reduce the number of illegal aliens you also reduce the number of people people preying on them, including human traffickers, drug runners, prostitution rings, gangs with narco-terrorist affiliations and counterfeiters. No group potentially benefits more from a reduction in illegal immigration than those who may be wrongly conflated with it and impacted by it due to a shared cultural heritage with the lawless.
As president of the board of directors of the Literacy Volunteers of America, George Kerr said that he has seen anecdotal evidence from clients that Hispanic families have greater feelings of security and safety since the [Rule of Law] resolution passed.
The Literacy Volunteers of America is an affiliate of the nationwide ProLiteracy America, which aims to teach adults how to read. The Prince William Literacy Volunteers’ client list has doubled in recent years, and Kerr attributes the increase to a feeling of security — Hispanic families feel less threatened by dangerous members of the community, he said.
“After the illegals have gone, it appears that people are more free to become part of the American culture, to seek out the American dreams,” said Kerr. “There are unintended good things that can occur when laws are being followed.”
I can’t imagine that anyone who worked so hard to grasp at the American Dream by following the rules would have any patience or sympathy for those who might share cultural and ethnic characteristics but absolutely depart from their proven and appreciated respect for the law. Communities of newly-minted Americans and those aspiring to join those ranks benefit more than any other group from reducing illegal immigration.
Now if only Prince William County Police Chief Charlie Deane could understand this. I’ve been told that the Criminal Alien Unit which he was directed to form by the Board of Supervisors in 2007 pursued its mission for just about one month before being tasked to other duties and is now about to be disbanded. Just as legal immigrants begin to recognize the value of seeing the law enforced and the positive results that generates in their lives, Chief Deane is again ready to throw them to the wolves out of a misguided effort to adhere to political correctness.
You’d think law enforcement leaders might actually be interested in law enforcement. Certainly immigrant communities comprised of legal immigrants are, as they fled countries where the rule of law is a sad joke, and aren’t very much interested in replicating the failed policies of their former countries in their new one. The path to the American Dream doesn’t run through the law of the jungle.
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