Nate Jackson / Jul. 15, 2019

Dealing With the Democrats' Migrant Invasion

An update on sanctuary cities, deportations, detention centers, and the overall border crisis.

While media pontificators were collectively losing their minds over another immigration-related social-media pronouncement from President Donald Trump, there was a lot of immigration stuff in the news. Here’s a brief rundown.

First, Trump won a rare court victory Friday regarding whether he can withhold certain federal funds from Democrat “sanctuary cities.” George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin explains, “In City of Los Angeles v. Barr, a divided 2-1 panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld the Justice Department’s policy of giving preferences to state and local governments that assist federal immigration enforcement efforts, when it comes to assessing applications for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) competitive law enforcement grant program.” In short, it is the *competitive" nature of these grants that resulted in a favorable ruling this time, whereas Trump’s other attempts to withhold federal funds from jurisdictions that flout federal law have been blocked.

Second, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began specific operations in major cities Sunday, targeting about 2,000 illegals who had already been ordered out of the country. These are the same raids Trump recently delayed “at the request of Democrats.” These aliens are “not undocumented,” said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli. “They’ve got a court order on a piece of paper — a federal order — that says they’ve gotten due process.”

Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence likewise explained, “These are individuals who have come into this country illegally, had the opportunity to make an asylum claim in front of an immigration judge, and most of them chose not to avail themselves at the opportunity, and didn’t even show up to their first hearing.”

Third, the Trump administration is about to implement a rule (that will be challenged in court) requiring asylum seekers to wait “in a third country through which they transited” — not Mexico and not the U.S. There would be exceptions, but not many.

Fourth, speaking of ICE, protesters at an Aurora, Colorado, detention facility removed and defaced an American flag, as well as a Blue Lives Matter flag, while raising a Mexican flag. We’d note that there’s a kindred spirit among law enforcement around the nation, and it’s astounding to see Dems vilifying these Patriots for sensibly enforcing the law.

Fifth, Vice President Mike Pence visited two detention facilities in Texas Friday. In an effort to play up Democrat talking points about these facilities being “concentration camps,” The Washington Post reports that “he saw nearly 400 men crammed behind caged fences with not enough room for them all to lie down on the concrete ground.” But Pence correctly noted, “That’s the overcrowding President Trump has been talking about. That’s the overwhelming of the system that some in Congress have said was a manufactured crisis. But now I think the American people can see this crisis is real.”

And let’s be clear about where the blame for it belongs — at the feet of the Democrats who invited this invasion.

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