The purpose of criminal laws is not just to punish law-breakers, but to deter them from committing the offenses in the first place. Lax or inconsistent enforcement works against this, and to some measure, defeats the very purpose of enacting the laws in the first place. Not only that, those considering violating the law might conclude that if some laws are poorly enforced, others will be as well.
This is what we experienced under the Obama regime. Mr. Obama’s goal was, and still is to the extent he has any influence, to pour migrants into America, and collect them in sanctuary cities where they receive government benefits while living immune from deportation. The ultimate goal is to convert these illegals into voting American citizens thereby greatly expanding Democratic voter rolls.
This explains the extreme hostility to the immigration policies of President Trump and Attorney General Sessions. Unlike Obama, they intend to see that the laws are enforced. As a result, Mr. Obama’s plan and that of his leftist colleagues is derailed as illegals, fearing arrest, are deporting themselves by returning to Mexico.
“In a report by the Pueblo Chieftain, sources told the local newspaper that illegal immigrants, fearful of being prosecuted and deported by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are self-deporting primarily back to Mexico.
“‘Sources report that some undocumented families have left the area for Mexico rather than run the risk of having a parent arrested or even sentenced to prison for immigration violations,’ the newspaper reported.
“According to the report, families began self-deporting after a total of 14 illegal aliens in the Pueblo, Colorado area had been arrested and deported.”
Isn’t it amazing what happens when you enforce the law?
“The self-deportation of illegal aliens comes just as Attorney General Jeff Sessions led the charge in the Trump Administration to reinstate criminal prosecution for first-time border-crossers, a break from the lax open borders policies of the Obama Administration, as Breitbart Texas reported.
“Previously, first-time border-crossers were deported to their native countries. Under Trump, those illegal aliens are being prosecuted, alongside repeat offenders.”
Unlike Eric Holder, Jeff Sessions is an attorney general who believes in the rule of law. So again, unlike Mr. Holder, Attorney General Sessions is actually enforcing the laws of the federal government rather than deliberately creating a porous border across which illegal aliens can be expected to flood as they move to sanctuary cities and fulfill Mr. Obama’s ignominious goal of using illegal practices to artificially inflate the number of Democratic voters in America.
In short, we have a new sheriff in town. His name is President Trump, and he is making America great again by removing those who are not American citizens!