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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Enforcing Our Immigration Laws Leads to....

Arrests and Deportation:

"Police! Policia! Police!" yelled Daniel Monico, a deportation officer, holding his badge to a window where someone had pulled back the curtain. "Open the door!"

Moments later, agents led a dazed-looking Jose Ferreira Da Silva, 35, out in handcuffs. The Brazilian had been arrested in 2002 and deported, but had slipped back into the country. He now faces up to 20 years in prison.

In a blitz that began May 26, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested nearly 2,100 illegal immigrants across the country. Officials said the raids are aimed at child molesters, gang members and other violent criminals, as well as people like Da Silva who sneaked back into the country after a judge threw them out.

The crackdown is called Operation Return to Sender.

"This sends a message," said Monico, standing outside the gray Victorian apartment where Da Silva had been hiding. "When we deport you, we're serious."


The operation has caught more than 140 immigrants with convictions for sexual offenses against children; 367 known gang members, including street soldiers in the deadly Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13; and about 640 people who had already been deported once, immigration officials said. The numbers include more than 720 arrests in California alone.

More than 800 people arrested already have been deported.


The challenge, agents said, is staggering.

There are more than 500,000 "fugitive aliens" who have been deported by judges and either slipped back into the country or never left. There is often a disconnect between local and state prisons and the federal government that allows illegal immigrants to serve time and be released without being transferred to federal officials for deportation.


Another man caught in the recent blitz was a Salvadoran gang member who was convicted in a stabbing that left a 13-year-old boy paralyzed. Agents caught him working at Budget Rental Car at Boston's Logan Airport.

"The problems with immigration aren't going to be solved overnight," Raimondi said as the team sped toward another raid. "You start chipping away at it ... The more teams we get up and running, the more dangerous people we are going to get off the streets."

Viewed first at Say Anything.

I agree with Rob at Say Anything when he questions why this hasn't been done for the last decade.

We have turned a blind eye to Illegal Immigration till we are now entrenched in the mess we are in now.

We had a brief effort before, where it turned into Amnesty for Illegals, which turned out to be a disastor, and now we are back to that same point again.

"We cannot deport 12 Million people" is the phrase people use to GIVE UP. It is throwing up your hands in resignation and stating "We cannot deport 12 million people", so why try?

Even if they are right, and we cannot deport 12 million illegal aliens, I say we give it our best shot. If you don't try, you never know if you will succeed.

Untie the hands of law enforcement, allow local enforcement to coordinate and help with illegal aliens entering this country, allow them to arrest and deport criminal illegal aliens, gang members, ect.

Get rid of "Sanctuary' cities, this has to be the stupidest thing I have ever heard of. Sanctuary normally is a religous term, normally I believe Catholic, seeking Sanctuary in the Church. So certain cities have deemed themselves churches to offer Sanctuary to Illegal Aliens? To this I say, Federal Involvement needs to crack down on the cities themselves for harboring and supporting criminals.

And before you say Illegal Aliens are not criminals, when they bypass our Immigration Laws, breaking the Law by sneaking into this Country, they are CRIMINALS.

Not to mention the Fake IDs they get, False information they provide for documents, Theft of Identities and Social Security Numbers to get Documents, and able to work. Illegal Aliens break more than just one law when they come into this country illegally, and that doesn't even scratch the surface of the Gangs that have come across also.

I say we continue to support the Border patrol, and agencies that deal with Illegals, but get MORE people involved, get more people on the job.

But especially, we need to get our BORDERS under control. Our border is a joke, and it's time we start taking this seriously and keep the flame of indignation to the feet of our representatives, so they know how we feel and what we want.