More Misinformation from the Media:
The idea of defunding ICE has gained traction among immigrant-rights groups horrified by the speed at which, under President Donald Trump, the agency has ramped up an already brutal deportation process. . . . Though ICE abolition is spreading on the left, it quickly meets extreme skepticism elsewhere. In part, this is because the mainstream political discourse has a huge blind spot for the agency’s increasingly brutal policies. . . . ICE has become a genuine threat to democracy and is destroying thousands of lives. . . . White supremacy can no longer be the center of immigration policy. – It’s Time to Abolish ICE – A Mass-Deportation Strike Force Is Incompatible with Democracy and Human Rights, The Nation, Sean McElwee, 4/9/18
Fact Check: Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) enforces immigration law in the interior of the United States away from border areas. Without ICE, illegal aliens who overstayed a visa or slipped across the border are home free to remain in the U.S. and take advantage of our services and benefits as long as they like. It’s understandable that “immigrant rights” groups like such an idea, which would gut out ability to enforce immigration laws.
In reality, these outfits are illegal alien advocacy organizations, and their goal is to undermine our country’s rule of law for the benefit of the foreign interlopers they represent. Illegal aliens are not immigrants, i.e., people who come legally, and they have no right to live in our country.
The writer calls ICE “increasingly brutal,” but with no real specifics as to how its actions exceed the force needed by any law enforcement agency to carry out its duties. The most absurd statement the writer makes is that the activities of ICE are undemocratic. The fact is that these laws were enacted through our process of representative government. Does he really believe that most American citizens oppose internal enforcement of our immigration laws?
The writer speaks of human rights, but seems oblivious to the idea that American citizens are as human as anyone else, and they have the right as citizens is to choose have the kind of country they want to have. To say otherwise is to deny the reality of nationhood. To speak about human rights removed from the context of a particular county and its laws is nonsense. Without a country, rights can’t be defined or enforced.
As for the claim of “white supremacy,” it so typical of the race-baiting that illegal alien advocates commonly employ to divert attention from real issues. A good reply is that illegal is not a race, but a description of lawbreaking.
When people speak of not enforcing our immigration laws, they are saying in effect that our citizenship has no real significance—that citizens and noncitizens are the same. That’s pretty much the same as saying—once again—that our nationhood means little. Given this belief, can illegal alien advocates be considered loyal Americans? It’s a question good citizens need to ask them.