Liberals are not happy. The Trump administration is ramping up a new policy to arrest illegal alien criminals where they are most likely to be found: in courthouses.
Last week, the Chief Justice on the New Jersey State Supreme Court warned ICE agents that there would be “serious consequences” if they continue arresting illegal aliens in courthouses.
Within days, the Trump administration gave the judge a clear response: no. They arrested two more illegal alien criminals in New Jersey courthouses last week.
Democrats are now scrambling to block the practice. They are moving to prohibit ICE agents from arresting illegal aliens in courthouses, schools, and dozens of other “sensitive locations.” What is even worse is that they are starting to convince some RINOs to come on board with their plan as well!
Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) has introduced H.R. 1815, the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act and is actively courting liberal Republicans to support it.
This bill would list courthouses, healthcare facilities, field trips, school bus stops, food banks, homeless shelters, victim centers, Congressional offices, Public assistance offices, Social Security offices, and DMV offices as locations where ICE cannot arrest illegal aliens.
I put a couple of those in bold to draw extra attention to them. First of all, Democrats are actually trying to codify into law the right for them to hide illegal aliens in their own Congressional offices. Let that sink in for a second… They want to be able to give illegal alien criminals sanctuary in their taxpayer-funded offices. The legislation would even allow illegal aliens to be hidden on Capitol Hill and would prohibit ICE agents from making an arrest.
Additionally, the fact that they listed public assistance offices as “sensitive locations” creates more questions than answers considering that it is illegal for illegal aliens to receive welfare. If it’s against the law for illegals to receive public assistance, why shouldn’t ICE be allowed to arrest them in public assistance offices?
This legislation wouldn’t just make it harder for ICE agents to do their jobs, it would make it more dangerous.
ICE prefers courthouse arrests because illegal aliens are forced to go through metal detectors before entering. That practically eliminates the danger of the arrest. If the Democrats get their way, agents would be forced to make arrests in their targets’ neighborhoods, leaving themselves vulnerable.
That is unacceptable!
Deportations are actually down overall since Trump took office but that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. The majority of Obama’s deportations were at or near the border. Since Trump was inaugurated, illegal border crossings have plummeted.
Fewer illegal aliens crossing the border means fewer border deportations. Instead, the Trump administration is focusing on interior enforcement. They’re going after the illegal alien criminals who have been on the government’s radar for years, but Obama refused to let ICE deport them.
The Democrats won’t stop. They want open borders so illegal aliens can come in and they want to shut down ICE so those illegal aliens will be allowed to stay.
What is even worse is that some Republicans are open to the idea. What we’re realizing is that the Republican establishment types – so called ‘Nevertrumpers’ – tried to defeat Trump because he threatened to force the GOP to actually live up to its promises.
Now they’re scrambling. They campaigned on a promise to support law enforcement, never thinking that Trump would win and that they’d actually have to do it.
That is where you come in. Congress fears you. They’re terrified of you. They know that you remember each and every one of their promises. They can’t break a promise without you noticing.
When you talk, they listen and you need to make them do a lot of listening!