Often forgotten in the acrimonious debate over illegal immigration are the victims of crimes perpetrated by those who have come to this country illegally. This statement is not to be taken to infer that all illegal immigrants are destined to commit violent acts or even most of them. However, it must also be pointed out that some do. After all, they already broke at least one law in getting here, so it’s not likely that they all are destined to become model citizens even if they desire such.
The focus is on those who deliberately chose to enter the country illegally, many of whom are no doubt fraudulently drawing government financial benefits, which would be illegal as well. There is an odd and very much mistaken belief among those on the left that there is always government funding for whatever projects are dear to their hearts. One day, if this country does not get control of its finances, that sort of thinking will be proven wrong in a most unpleasant way. But, back to the immigration issue for now.
Here’s some good news: “On Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued a memo stating the the United States would be shifting resources from defending illegal aliens to helping their victims, reports CNS News.”
It’s about time someone help the victims of the crimes. It’s not like they are going to be able to sue illegal aliens for damages and collect compensation for their sufferings and losses.
Here’s how Kelly explains the problem: “‘Criminal aliens routinely victimize Americans and other legal residents,’ he wrote. ‘Often, these victims are not provided adequate information about the offender, the offender’s immigration status, or any enforcement action taken by ICE against the offender. Efforts by ICE to engage these victims have been hampered by prior Department of Homeland Security policy extending certain Privacy Act protections to persons other than U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, leaving victims feeling marginalized and without a voice,’ he continued.”
And here is the solution: “Accordingly, I am establishing the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office within the Office of the Director of ICE, which will create a programmatic liaison between ICE and the known victims of crimes committed by removable aliens.”
Here’s the clincher: “‘To that end,’ he said, ‘I direct the Director of ICE to immediately reallocate any and all resources that are currently used to advocate on behalf of illegal aliens to the new VOICE Office, and to immediately terminate the provision of such outreach or advocacy services to illegal aliens.'”
President Trump ran on a platform promising that the forgotten in American would be forgotten no more. That US citizens and legal aliens have had to fight against the US government to get justice when attacked by illegals was an outrage perpetrated by Mr. Obama and his failed administration.
One of the infuriating things about this debate is the inference that there is some move afoot to remove from the US those who followed the laws and immigrated to the US properly. There is not. That is unless they have committed some crime after they got here. The proposal is not to indiscriminately round up particular ethnic or religious groups and ship them overseas. The effort is to pursue those who have broken the law, which is, after all, one of the jobs specifically assigned to the executive branch of government.
Thankfully, one more offensive component of Obama’s legacy of helping everyone but average hard-working Americans is now going to bite the dust. Good riddance.
Source: Conservative Tribune