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February 28, 2024

Biden’s Collaboration in the Murder of Laken Riley

Never, ever forget the precious face of this young woman.

“To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens, the moment they put foot in our country, as recommended in the Message, would be nothing less, than to admit the Grecian Horse into the Citadel of our Liberty and Sovereignty.” —Alexander Hamilton (1802)

I was raised with an appreciation for humor and satire, especially the Gary Larson “Far Side” variety and, later, “National Lampoon” and “The Onion.” I lost interest in the latter two decades ago because they lost interest in posting clever and funny content. Thank goodness for our friends Seth and Dan Dillon and Kyle Mann at The Babylon Bee for rediscovering the fine art of great contemporary political and cultural satire. I always take a minute to see what news The Bee is “reporting,” the best of which appears on our site.

This week, I picked up on this one: “Facing Low Approval, Biden Promises To Start Pretending To Care About The Border.” Indeed, Joe Biden is scheduled for a border photo op Thursday. He will use that event to blame Republicans for the “border crisis” laughably claiming that not consummating the recent congressional legislation is to blame.

That headline provided a moment of levity in what has become the most disastrous of Biden’s policy failures — his disgraceful open border policy. Biden and his Demos have invited more than NINE MILLION illegal immigrants across our southern border, just one of a plethora of Biden’s failed domestic and foreign policies that have, predictably, resulted in a flood of blood on Biden’s hands.

That’s nine million that we know of — the number is substantially higher, and those who are skilled at evading detection are substantially more dangerous.

That flood of open border blood starts with massive quantities of illegal drugs flowing across the border, with less than 10% being interdicted. In January alone, there were 1,778 pounds of deadly fentanyl and 4,983 pounds of methamphetamine seized at the border. For context, the fentanyl seized that month is the equivalent of almost 403 million potentially lethal doses. Again, that is only 10% of what was muled across our border by the cartel gangs now infesting our urban centers.

Today, fentanyl is the leading cause of death for Americans age 18 to 45, and the death rate is up 94% over the last four years. Of the record 110,000 fatal drug overdoses recorded by the CDC last year, two-thirds involved fentanyl. Most Americans now have a connection with someone who has died of a fentanyl overdose, but the flood continues. Unfortunately, those deaths get a political pass from Demos because they draw attention to their open-border policy. But the blood of all those who have died is on Biden’s hands.

Likewise, the surge in violent crime by illegal immigrants is also getting a political pass for the same reason — and the Democrat Party’s Leftmedia talkingheads and scribes are doing their part. Unless you read news from The Patriot Post and other reputable news platforms, you would not know that in January, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested, in one operation, 171 “noncitizens” with pending charges or convictions for murder, homicide, or assault against children.

Most were arrested in so-called sanctuary cities, where federal authorities get virtually no assistance from state and local authorities because leftist politicians have prohibited that support. As I noted 18 months ago, Democrat states and urban centers are deliberately withholding information on the racial, ethnic, and immigration status of violent offenders, in effect, to cover up the crime scene. This started after Biden and his leftist cadres unleashed a record surge of violence in 2020, which has yet to subside.

But that ICE operation was just a minuscule example of their annual arrest records.

According to the ICE fiscal year 2023 report, agents arrested 73,822 noncitizens with criminal histories, and also according to ICE, those arrested “had 290,178 associated charges and convictions with an average of four per individual [including] 33,209 assaults; 4,390 sex and sexual assaults; 7,520 weapons offenses; 1,713 charges or convictions for homicide; and 1,655 kidnapping offenses.” In fact, almost two-thirds of those arrested by all federal agencies today are “noncitizens.”

To be clear, those 73,822 arrests are also just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. This data does not include the tens of thousands of state and local arrests of illegal immigrants for crimes, where the citizenship status of the assailant is not identified, and exponentially more unsolved crimes with prime suspects being illegal immigrants.

Again, the blood and suffering of now hundreds of thousands of victims of violent illegal immigrants is on Biden’s hands and those of every Demo who has signed onto his open border policy. This is a fact: Not a single one of the violent assaults, rapes, and murders of American citizens would have occurred if the illegal alien perpetrators were not in the U.S. Not one. And those should be the first words out of every Republican when talking about the illegal invasion across our southern border.

Occasionally, these violent offenders make national news, like when a gang of illegal immigrants recently attacked a couple of New York City police officers, then flipped off America when they were released — another great sanctuary city moment. Nate Jackson noted that, in fact, it is “Biden and other illegal alien-enabling Democrats” who are actually flipping off America.

But most often, the faces of their victims are forever forgotten.

So how do we put a face on the victims of this violence, especially given the fact that the vast majority of murders in America are ignored by Democrats because they are black-on-black? It’s almost as if the socialist Democrat Party, which has a long racist legacy, does not think “Black Lives Matter.”

Let’s start with the face of just one murder victim, Laken Hope Riley, the 22-year-old Augusta Medical University student murdered while out on a morning jog in Athens, Georgia. After police were alerted by her roommate that she had not returned from her run, they found her battered body in a wooded area nearby.

Her murder adds one more “Angel Mom” to the growing list of those with a family member murdered by an illegal immigrant.

A day after Laken Riley was found, Georgia investigators arrested 26-year-old Jose Antonio Ibarra, an illegal immigrant from Venezuela. Ibarra crossed our southern border on September 8, 2022, with his pretend wife, planning to take advantage of Biden’s “catch and release” policy.

Recall that the day Biden entered office in January 2021, he began issuing 94 executive actions on immigration, most notably an order halting all construction of southern border protection walls, which had been initiated by Donald Trump. In one proclamation, he declared: “It shall be the policy of my administration that no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall.”

Biden then discontinued Trump’s successful “Remain in Mexico” policy.

For the record, three days after Ibarra entered the U.S., Biden’s then “border czar,” the ever-cackling Kamala Harris, declared, “We have a secure border and that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration.”

ICE spokesperson Lindsay Williams said her agency had previously arrested Ibarra shortly after “unlawfully entering the United States: near El Paso, Texas.” She added that he “was paroled and released for further processing.” He was bused to New York, where in September of last year, he was arrested by NYPD and charged with “acting in a manner to injure a child less than 17 and a motor vehicle license violation,” but again was released. He is also suspected of being involved in the distribution of fake “green card” resident permits, one of which was in the possession of his illegal immigrant brother, who has also now been arrested.

Ibarra left New York and made his way back to Georgia, where he stands charged with murdering Laken Riley.

Much as the case with the ICE arrests of violent illegal immigrants last month, Biden’s Leftmedia publicists have suppressed news about Riley’s murderer. The Associated Press whitewashed the murder in a story carried by most of the big MSM print platforms. Likewise, the broadcast platforms obscured Ibarra’s immigration status.

CNN went as far as to fallaciously assert, “There is little evidence indicating a connection between immigration and crime.” ABC insisted the murder “turned a spotlight … on the dangers women face while running outdoors.”

And worse, WaPo’s so-called “fact-checker,” Glenn Kessler, has done his best to excuse Laken Riley’s murder by way of obfuscation and diversion, changing the subject from her murder to a fabricated comparison of murders by illegal aliens v citizens.

Let me restate the obvious: Not a single one of the violent assaults, rapes, and murders of American citizens would have occurred if the illegal alien perpetrators were not in the U.S. Not one.

Again, for the record, the same month Ibarra crossed our border, we protested, “The Biden administration has deliberately prohibited any national database of violent crimes committed by illegal aliens he has invited into our country.”

A month later we noted: “Illegal immigration is a substantial voter concern, which accounts for why there is no national database of violent crime committed by these offenders — including the terrorists, murderers, rapists, pedophiles, drug dealers, and gang members who have entered the U.S. undetected. … Every violent crime committed by Biden’s illegal pawns needs to be hung around his neck, especially since the administration is releasing illegal immigrants they know are criminals.”

Of course, as noted above, the obstacle to reliable data is the same as it is with the FBI’s overall crime surge data — i.e., Demo-controlled states and urban centers, especially those so-called sanctuary states and cities, refuse to submit information on crimes committed by illegal immigrants. However, Republicans could have passed legislation requiring the reporting of such data, tying it to federal tax dollars supporting law enforcement agencies across the country. If they had, the border would be closed today.

They didn’t, so Biden is still getting a pass on violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants.

Fact is, Biden is the nation’s most notorious human trafficker. And again, every violent crime committed by Biden’s illegal pawns needs to be hung around his neck.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued a stern rebuke of Biden, demanding answers. Kemp declared, “Because of the White House’s failures, every state is now a border state.”

In a statement, Riley’s family said: “Laken was an amazing daughter, sister, friend and overall person in general. Her love for the Lord was exemplified in every aspect of her life. She will be missed every day, but we promise to honor her life moving forward in a very big way.”

Please, never, ever, EVER forget the precious face of Laken Riley, and pray for her family through this dreadful loss.

Memo to Joe Biden: In your upcoming State of the Union address, say her name.

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776

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