After being pounded upon for releasing illegal aliens back into our community after they were turned over by local authorities for deportation, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement rounded up 163 illegal aliens in Northern Virginia earlier this week. Meanwhile millions of Americans also did the jobs they’re being paid to do but no one has been issuing press releases lauding their efforts nor has the media paid any attention to them. Sure I want to know what our federal tax dollars are doing, but when it’s somehow notable that ICE did their job this week, what am I supposed to think next week when there aren’t registered sex offenders who are illegal aliens getting rounded up in Fairfax County?
Don’t even try to tell me there are only 60 criminal illegal aliens and fugitives in Fairfax County.
The only reason these illegal aliens criminals were here in the first place is that the federal government hasn’t been getting and keeping illegal aliens out of the country, even the ones who commit violent crimes. The vast majority of these known illegal aliens were convicted of a crime and instead of being deported, were released back onto our streets. Half of the illegal aliens who had previously been deported and were then caught once again in the United States - which is a felony under Virginia Code as well as under federal law — aren’t even getting charged with the felony they’ve committed. This sort of decision making really makes it hard to believe anything other than this is little more than a public relations exercise by the federal government after being embarrassed by PWC Chairman Corey Stewart.
Right now there are about a half million illegal alien absconders in the United States. These are the folks who have been ordered to appear at an immigration hearing and never showed up, or people who were ordered deported who then disappeared. ICE caught a whopping total of three of them this week during this operation. At this pace, assuming not a single illegal alien enters the country from today forward, ICE will clear their backlog of fugitives in 3,205 years. Am really I supposed to be applauding here?
I’m glad ICE and local law enforcement rounded up 163 illegal aliens this week, most of whom were convicted criminals who should have long ago been deported. I have to wonder when they’re going to get around to taking care of the rest of them, or whether they’re solidly on pace to solve that problem by the year 5216 as well. To the unemployed American who can’t find work in his trade because he doesn’t speak Spanish, to the struggling taxpayer who is forced to pay for benefits that support illegal aliens when they can’t afford anything beyond basic necessities for their own family, to the legal immigrant business owner whose property has involuntarily become a day laborer hangout, they might not have a few thousand years before things need to get better for them.
I’m not impressed by band-aid approaches when the problems we’re facing at the local, state and federal levels demand better long-term solutions. The feds shouldn’t be allowing these criminal illegal aliens to run amok in the first place. Why are we still talking about apprehending illegal aliens who are currently recorded on the sex offender registry in Virginia for goodness sakes?
Am I really the only person who sees we still have a problem here?
UPDATE: Citizen of Manassas doesn’t let me stand alone here.
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