published Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Illegal alien lawlessness on parade

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    Ashley Hendricks, a University of Alabama student from Huntsville, holds a sign and chants while protesting HB-56 on Wednesday. Approximately 40 students gathered for a protest of the immigration bill on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Hundreds of disorderly "Occupy Wall Street" protesters have been arrested nationwide in recent weeks.

But demonstrators for a different cause were arrested in Alabama not long ago. About 100 pro-illegal immigration protesters in Montgomery walked around the state Capitol chanting slogans such as "Undocumented, unafraid" and "No papers, no fear." Several were arrested when they sat in a street and refused to move.

What made this scene particularly troubling is that the admitted illegal aliens who participated in the protest are highly unlikely to be deported.

That's because the Obama administration has pulled back on deportations of illegal aliens who have not committed serious crimes of some sort after they arrived in the United States. As The New York Times put it, the administration's goal is "halting [deportations] of many illegal immigrants with no criminal record."

The administration is conducting a "review" of 300,000 cases of illegal aliens who are already in the court system. These are not merely illegal aliens who are hiding out in society but who have already been apprehended. There is no good reason to halt the deportation process and set them free.

Yet the administration wants immigration agents to "use prosecutorial discretion when deciding whether to pursue a deportation," the Times reported, with "an eye to closing cases that are low-priority ... . [Illegal] Immigrants whose cases are closed will be allowed to remain in the United States ... ."

The newspaper added, "The approach of deporting some illegal immigrants but not others requires a deep change in the mentality of the agents, who have long operated on the principle that any violation was good cause for deportation."

Indeed, such violations are good cause for deportation because they are in defiance of our laws, and we are supposed to be a nation of laws. Critics have rightly said the Obama administration is going around Congress to give amnesty to illegal aliens -- amnesty that Congress has refused to grant through legislation.

Considering the administration's policy of coddling illegal aliens rather than enforcing the law, it is no wonder illegal aliens now openly join protests and chant slogans such as "Undocumented, unafraid" and "No papers, no fear." The president has sent a message that they need not fear deportation even though they are in this country unlawfully.

When lawlessness is exalted -- or ignored -- our nation is bound to get more lawlessness.

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acerigger said...

Editors,your propensity for outright lying is,quite simply,amazing! President Barack Obama says he backs immigration reform, announcing last month an initiative to ease deportation policies, but he has sent home over 1 million illegal immigrants in 2-1/2 years — on pace to deport more in one term than George W. Bush did in two.

The Obama administration had deported about 1.06 million as of September 12, against 1.57 million in Bush’s two full presidential terms.

But being a bigger enforcement hawk than Bush not only doesn’t bring any Republicans to the table; it also hasn’t torn them from the alternate universe in which Obama is mailing green cards to every unauthorized immigrant in the country.

November 22, 2011 at 3:12 a.m.
conservative said...

The illegals know Obamination and the Demoncrats need the Hispanic vote but I believe the publication of their lawlessness will only increase Demoncrat losses next year. Thanks TFP.

November 22, 2011 at 9:12 a.m.
ceeweed said...

acerigger, thanks for stating the facts...Wise people see the folly in arguing an issue that the facts clearly do not support...People who want to make up their own "facts" to support a lame-brained point of view aren't worth debating.

November 22, 2011 at 2:46 p.m.
shoe_chucker said...

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/01/deportations-soar-nationwide-locally/

i don't think this so called "editor" reads his own news paper. TFP probably leans too far left for his taste.....

from the above link.

"Deportations in the South have increased by more than 300 percent -- and even 500 percent in some areas -- since fiscal year 2005, a pace much faster than the national average. Nationwide, the number of people deported reached almost 400,000 this fiscal year, the largest number in history, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The fiscal year ended Sept. 30. In the area that includes Tennessee and Alabama, deportations increased from 3,480 in fiscal year 2005 to 15,363 in 2011. In the area that covers neighboring Georgia, the increase was even more dramatic, from 4,129 deportations in 2005 to 22,963 in 2011, ICE data shows. Starting with a low base figure makes the percentage increase look impressive, said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Reform, a national group that seeks to stop illegal immigration, among other things. "The concentration of the illegal population in the United States has shifted in recent years. It used to be concentrated in a few areas of the country like California, Texas," he said. "Now it has become more of a nationwide phenomenon, so you have this reality that you have more illegal immigrants living in more different places than you ever had before." The record number of deportations since President Barack Obama took office three years ago has drawn criticism from both sides of the debate."

November 22, 2011 at 6 p.m.
acerigger said...

free press editorials,brought to you by Faux Newz!lol

November 22, 2011 at 8:51 p.m.
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