Good News: Coming Deportation Orders Allow Far More Deportations

That “good news” is not snarky in the least: the government deporting more people who are unlawfully present in the country is most certainly a good thing. Unless you are a liberal who supports people breaking the law unreservedly

(NY Times) President Trump has directed his administration to enforce the nation’s immigration laws more aggressively, unleashing the full force of the federal government to find, arrest and deport those in the country illegally, regardless of whether they have committed serious crimes.

Documents released on Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security revealed the broad scope of the president’s ambitions: to publicize crimes by undocumented immigrants; strip such immigrants of privacy protections; enlist local police officers as enforcers; erect new detention facilities; discourage asylum seekers; and, ultimately, speed up deportations.

The new enforcement policies put into practice language that Mr. Trump used on the campaign trail, vastly expanding the definition of “criminal aliens” and warning that such unauthorized immigrants “routinely victimize Americans,” disregard the “rule of law and pose a threat” to people in communities across the United States.

If they’ve committed a crime, that means they’re a….let me consult a dictionary and a law book….criminal! Besides the fact that they’re in the country in violation of the law to start with.

Of course, the rest of the front page article is chock full of bits which are against Trump, and yammer on about creating an atmosphere of fear for….people who are living outside the law. It makes them super worried about being deported. Well, good. They should be.

“Under this executive order, ICE will not exempt classes or categories of removal aliens from potential enforcement,” a fact sheet released by the Department of Homeland Security said, using the acronym for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “All of those present in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention, and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States.”

The Times is aghast that this could include those who have abused any official government assistance program! The horror! Illegals should be allowed to take money that could otherwise be used for citizens and those lawfully present! Dreamers will supposedly be exempt, except for those with criminal backgrounds. It also vastly expands “expedited removal.” And well it should. You’re caught in the country illegally? Goodbye. Quickly.

For truly unhinged, we have to flip the page to the opinion section, where the Editorial Board has climbed into the belfry and dropped most of their marbles along the way

Mr. Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’ Prepares an Assault on American Values

The homeland security secretary, John Kelly, issued a remarkable pair of memos on Tuesday. They are the battle plan for the “deportation force” President Trump promised in the campaign.

They are remarkable for how completely they turn sensible immigration policies upside down and backward. For how they seek to make the deportation machinery more extreme and frightening (and expensive), to the detriment of deeply held American values.

Much of the unhinged editorial repeats what’s in the article, just with more apoplexy. It notes that Mr. Obama focused on criminals and recent border jumpers and stuff, but

Mr. Kelly has swept away those notions. He makes practically every deportable person a deportation priority. He wants everybody, starting with those who have been convicted of any crime, no matter how petty or old. Proportionality, discretion, the idea that some convictions are unjust, the principles behind criminal-justice reform — these concepts do not apply.

Doooooom! Of course, we’re not sticking them all in jail: we’re just sending them out of the U.S., back where they came from. At the end of the day, this is not on us, because the illegals made a choice to break the law. Actions have consequences. Some good, some bad.

When every local law enforcement encounter can be a prelude to deportation, unauthorized immigrants will fear and avoid the police.

So, maybe they self-deport.

And when state and local officers untrained in immigration law suddenly get to decide who stays and who goes, the risk of injustice is profound.

Nowhere in the plan does it say they get this power. Of course, it’s all pretty easy. “Are you here in the Unites States legally?” “No.” “OK, bye!”

Mr. Kelly promised before his confirmation to be a reasonable enforcer of defensible policies. But immigrants have reason to be frightened by his sudden alignment with Mr. Trump’s nativism. So does every American who believes that the country is, or should be, committed to the sensible, proportionate application of laws, welcoming to immigrants, and respectful of the facts.

The facts? They’re unlawfully present, whether they came illegally or overstayed their visas. The Law says they shouldn’t be here. As far as it goes, both the news and opinion sections became apoplectic when ICE swept up hundreds and hundreds of illegals the other week, most of whom had serious criminal backgrounds, such as rape, assault, molestation of a child, and coming back to the US after being deported again and again. What is this proportionality they’re yammering about? Should we let child abusers stay? People who have committed identity theft? The law is the law.

Of course, in Liberal World, the law is a moving target based on political votes.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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15 Responses to “Good News: Coming Deportation Orders Allow Far More Deportations”

  1. Uncle Dan says:

    The Left are organizing like mad to stop this and the other Trump policies. It’s critical to remember that Trump is in, but the real work has just begun. The Democrats AND the Republicans need to be brought to heel. Bitching on chat boards is fun but pretty much useless in getting anything done. Take five minutes and contact your rep and tell him/her you support Trump and his policies and if your rep is a hard Leftist, tell him/her to cut the crap.

  2. Hank_M says:

    This is good news.
    We are a nation of immigrants, legal immigrants that followed the law.

    • Dana says:

      Well, maybe: my maternal ancestors came to New England before there was a United States, a couple of them on the Mayflower. They took what they wanted, and dispossessed the Indians already here. They were conquerors! That might not have been ‘following the law.’

      Just how long does a people have to be somewhere before they are no longer ‘immigrants?’ Some of my ancestors arrived 397 years ago. The Indians who were already here got here through immigration from Asia (allegedly). There’s almost no place on earth where the current population didn’t immigrate there and conquer — and frequently exterminate — the people who were there before them. (I suppose that Iceland and the Falkland Islands might be exceptions.)

  3. Dana says:

    Virtually every illegal immigrant is a criminal, in more than just entering illegally. Everyone needs food, clothing and shelter, and that means people need money. Illegal immigrants who work ‘regular’ jobs, where employers check immigration forms and withhold taxes, have provided forged documents and false Social Security numbers; those are felonies! (This was where recent cause célèbre Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, a long-time illegal immigrant recently deported, messed up, using a fake Social Security number.)

    If, on the other hand, they work ‘irregular’ jobs, for cash under the table, they are evading income taxes; that is a felony!

    Finally, if they aren’t working at all, they are living on welfare, and it is a felony for someone ineligible to receive welfare benefits to apply for and receive them.

  4. Jeffery says:

    trump is going easy on the “Dreamers”, “illegals” brought here as children. According to Dana, almost all have committed multiple felonies, yet even trump is not so heartless (or is too politically savvy) to hunt them down like Jews in Nazi Germany. What’s the reasoning behind this lack of enforcement? The fact that most were brought here as innocent children? That’s not in the law.

    There could be as many as 2 million deferred action “Dreamers”. That should surely cause splodey heads in rightsville.

    About 1 million 15 to 30 years old in school or graduated or in military, 1/2 million 5 to 14 years old, another half million 15-30 obtaining GED.

    About half live in TX and CA. About half are female. 70% are Mexican.

    Can right wingers tolerate trump allowing up to 2 million illegal Mexicans to live in the US?

  5. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    As soon as you’re ready to take in a family of illegals you’re an anti American traitor wanting other people to support foreigners on our soil.

    If you love immigrants, adopt a family you liar. You pay for their food, clothing, shelter education, healthcare. You want us hard working lower and middle class Americans to support foreigners when we’re trying to support our own families burdened by the taxes and regulations of the Nazi Obama great recession. You’re a millionaire, take in a family if you believe I your own rubbish.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Glad you brought that up, Hoagie.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j9zIzIePjpo

      • Rev.Hoagie® says:

        Yeah drowningpuppies, Crowder really nails the hypocrites like Jeffery. They all talk “in the abstract” about bringing in immigrants especially moslems but try and get them to commit to taking just ne family and they run in fear ant terror. Then as usual project their own fear on everyone who disagrees with their stupidity.

        Just like yesterday that mini Stinky Chelsea was all “we are all moslems” then went home (just like the liar Jeffery) without any moslems to her 6 million dollar apt. in NY. How’s that leftist privilege showing? Filthy traitors.

  6. Jeffery says:

    “rev”

    We understand how afraid you are, and how it’s causing you to lash out like a wounded weasel. We get it.

    You pretended to be decent but lately the real you has emerged, spitting and biting and hissing. In your ignorance you’ve made up a scenario where Muslims and Mexicans and Jews are ruining your life. You’re so filled with hatred for those that are different from you. Typical conservative, caucasian, christian.

    Here’s where your tax monies go: Military and VA, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Interest on the debt. Very little goes to welfare for refugees or immigrants.

    I have a nice Muslim family for neighbors and I sure prefer them to you.

  7. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Neighbors don’t count you phukin hypocrite. Of course you prefer your moslem neighbors to me you prefer anybody to a white Christian American because you’re a Nazi traitor. Take in an immigrant family instead of trying to make us middle class and poor pay for them. You’re the millionaire, put up or shut up. You’re the only one “making up scenarios” you hypocrite. I don’t hate anybody, not even you dope. But you want us to cash the check you wrote. Cash your own check and take an immigrant family into your home, bank account and security. You’re willing to risk our families lives but not your own. You’re willing to spend our retirement and our children’s education money but you wont take one little family in.

    As soon as Trump gets us out of Obamas great recession, puts some Americans back to work, gets business to build again and reverse the lethargy and anti American hate groups on the left we’ll build that wall and Make America Great Again.

    When Trump won the last election by running circles around the media-political complex, fifty million liberals went stark raving mad, and they haven’t come down yet. You always pay a price for living in a world of lies.

  8. Jeffery says:

    “rev”

    Although I pity you, that won’t stop me and others from fighting you and trump as you try to destroy our nation.

    A frightened and cornered wild animal is a dangerous wild animal and right-wing extremists are feeling attacked by America’s majority, the courts and the free press, and are frustrated that trump can’t snap a finger and have them all “shut up”. You are right to be afraid. This does not end well for you and the deplorables.

    You come up with excuses for your base bigotry: Muslims frighten you. Mexicans frighten you. Blacks frighten you. Gays frighten you.

    Tough shit. This is America, so get used to diversity.

    Why don’t you take in a family of skinheads with meth and heroin addictions you hypocrite. Your family doesn’t count.

    You won. Why are you so miserable? Buyer’s remorse?

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