President Trump is already unleashing ICE on American cities to begin deportations, and this last week was a huge success.
The Los Angeles Times reported that immigration arrests totaled more than 160 illegal aliens, most of whom had criminal records. The raids lasted five days and spanned multiple cities over the nation like Atlanta, New York and Chicago.
Of course, there were those who are displeased with the new actions being taken by ICE and began protesting. Angelica Salas is the executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles and says that the practice of arresting illegals simply for being in the country and not after they commit a violent crime is “not normal.”
Manuel Mosqueda was a house painter who lived in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Immigration officials came to his door looking for another man, but arrested him instead after verifying that he is in the country illegally.
“Even under Obama we had sweeps or big operations where they would go into a particular neighborhood or say that this week we’re going to do a big operation and arrest people with certain profiles in certain parts of the city,” said Jennie Pasquarella, a director of immigrant rights for the ACLU. “The piece of it that is new is some of the reports that we were getting yesterday indicating that there were people [arrested] who did not have any criminal convictions at all.”
It shouldn’t be that someone who has already broken a United States law should have to engage in a more heinous crime in order for laws to be enforced. I am 100% for removing an illegal alien before they have the chance to commit a crime in our country. I’m sure to some people that makes me a racist, but I like to think of it as pragmatism.
(via: The Federalist Papers)