Mauricio Matrinez will be serving only seven and a half years in prison for his role in MS-13’s execution of a 15 year-old Hispanic boy, apparently chosen at random as he was walking down the street in Manassas. Of course at the end of his prison sentence he will be turned over to federal authorities for deportation, provided the federal government at that time retains any interest whatsoever in deporting criminal illegal aliens, which is increasingly questionable. I’m glad to see how well the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force and local authorities did in solving this case and bringing the guilty to justice, but I really have to wonder if American citizens are eligible for such lenient judicial treatment if they participate in gang executions of random individuals on the street.
With the Obama Administration denying Virginia’s request to participate in the Section 287(g) Program that helps deport criminal illegal aliens before they commit murders, their administrative amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, and even the establishment of a hot line for illegal aliens to call if they feel the need to complain about any actions by federal authorities to deport them, it’s clear illegal aliens, criminal and otherwise, have little reason to leave the country. We don’t enforce federal laws, so why should illegal aliens care about violating them? It’s gotten so bad I even have a taped conversation between an admitted illegal alien and an employer where the illegal alien expresses concern that if he gets hired they use one of his fraudulent Social Security Numbers instead of the other because it might jeopardize the unemployment benefits he is collecting.
State governments must step into this gap to protect their citizens, even if the federal government won’t. Arizona scored a major legal victory of late in the Supreme Court for doing just that and it’s well past time for Virginia to do the same. Every delay in doing so just puts more innocent people at risk, just as I pointed out when this case broke in 2010. Amnesty is not going to solve this problem, enforcing the law will.
If you care at all about this issue you have a choice to make this November between a president who will do anything to protect illegal aliens from the consequences of their actions and a candidate for president who has pledged to do everything possible to enforce the law. There’s a choice between a Senator who votes to protect illegal aliens every time and a candidate for Senator who wants to deport illegal aliens rather than coddle them. After that election we can clean up the mess in the Senate of Virginia that has been stonewalling every effort to address this issue, but right now we have a chance to help fix the problem at the federal level, where the problem is worst right now.
Sitting on the sidelines isn’t an option anymore. Unless you want more innocent people to die, you have to get engaged. Now.
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