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More on draconian immigration law

Officer Daniel Segura of Fort Worth insists that because Fort Worth doesn’t depend on Federal handouts, the police never have (and apparently never will in his view) enforce Federal law on undocumented immigrants so as to have them deported.”Great!” say the undocumented Latinos.

But while his intention may have been to calm people down, all he did was draw attention to Fort Worth in the national media to the point that he was publicly reprimanded by his higher ups who said that the local police do indeed enforce federal law. Officer Segura’s point was to say what I said the other week, but in reverse. Segura invited people to go ahead and call the police for help if they are a victim of a crime or want to report a crime, and this without fear of being deported themselves. I said the opposite, that it was told to me that Law Enforcement will stop any violence, but will then deport the victim if undocumented. Officer Segura is very sadly mistaken. I terribly regret that he is mistaken. It should be known that he has misled people into thinking that they are not sitting ducks for crime. They are.

I must say I was also reprimanded by a non-Latino parishioner who, however, had not read the executive order. It’s important to know what is in the Order.

By the way, Officer Segura actually was agreeing with me in what I said about the Executive Order. The only difference is that he was simply saying that in Fort Worth it will not be implemented. He implied that Fort Worth was a sanctuary city, and he had to retract this. Fort Worth is NOT a sanctuary city. Officer Segura and I agree entirely on the plain reading of the clear content of the Executive Order. It’s not the interpretation that is controversial. Everyone has the same reading IF they have read the Executive Order.

The question now is whether there will be mutiny among the ranks regarding execution of the order.

P.S. Let’s make the distinction, please, on the Executive Order on Immigration (signed on a Wednesday) and the Executive Order on Refugees from Islamic Countries (signed on the following Friday).

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Trump’s Immigration Executive Order: Open Season on the Undocumented

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Trump signing Executive Order on Immigration

I’ll update this post as I get some reaction from the local undocumented people. There are many. //

Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration effectively declares open season on the undocumented. They cannot call the police if any of them are being assaulted, raped, murdered, are having their houses burned down, or whatever other violent crime. Nor can they report any crime. Not unless they themselves want to be deported for being undocumented. They don’t want to be deported. So, they won’t report it. So, it is an invitation, an encouragement, an open season for criminals, whether citizen-criminals or undocumented criminals, to do home invasions and commit whatever other crimes they want against the undocumented. The undocumented are now sitting ducks. People can commit crimes against them with impunity.

Here are just a few bits of concern in the Executive Order:

Sec. 2.  Policy.  It is the policy of the executive branch to:

(b)  detain individuals apprehended on suspicion [this tolerates and encourages profiling to the max, you know, brown skin, ability to speak Spanish and all that] of violating Federal or State law, including Federal immigration law, pending further proceedings regarding those violations [such as being undocumented];

(c)  expedite determinations of apprehended individuals’ claims of eligibility to remain in the United States [This takes about two seconds: Do you have papers? No.];

(d)  remove promptly those individuals whose legal claims to remain in the United States have been lawfully rejected, after any appropriate civil or criminal sanctions have been imposed [You have no papers; therefore you are guilty as charged]; and

(e)  cooperate fully with States and local law enforcement [This includes the Sheriff and Police Departments] in enacting Federal-State partnerships to enforce Federal immigration priorities, as well as State monitoring and detention programs that are consistent with Federal law and do not undermine Federal immigration priorities.

Sec. 6.  Detention for Illegal Entry.  The Secretary shall immediately take all appropriate actions to ensure the detention of aliens apprehended for violations of immigration law pending the outcome of their removal proceedings or their removal from the country to the extent permitted by law [in other words, this establishes hiring of bounty hunters].  The Secretary shall issue new policy guidance to all Department of Homeland Security personnel regarding the appropriate and consistent use of lawful detention authority under the INA, including the termination of the practice commonly known as “catch and release,” whereby aliens are routinely released in the United States shortly after their apprehension for violations of immigration law.

Sec. 10.  Federal-State Agreements.  It is the policy of the executive branch to empower State and local law enforcement agencies across the country to perform the functions of an immigration officer in the interior of the United States to the maximum extent permitted by law [This includes the Sheriff and Police Departments].

(a)  In furtherance of this policy, the Secretary shall immediately take appropriate action to engage with the Governors of the States, as well as local officials, for the purpose of preparing to enter into agreements under section 287(g) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1357(g))  [Commissioners, mayors…].

(b)  To the extent permitted by law, and with the consent of State or local officials, as appropriate, the Secretary shall take appropriate action, through agreements under section 287(g) of the INA, or otherwise, to authorize State and local law enforcement officials, as the Secretary determines are qualified and appropriate, to perform the functions of immigration officers in relation to the investigation, apprehension, or detention of aliens in the United States under the direction and the supervision of the Secretary.  Such authorization shall be in addition to, rather than in place of, Federal performance of these duties.  [This includes the Sheriff and Police Departments].

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Some repercussions:

  • Crimes against the undocumented will skyrocket
  • As crimes against the undocumented skyrocket, with no recourse to official Law Enforcement possible for the undocumented victims, vigilantism will arise among the undocumented, and criminals, whether citizens or undocumented, will simply be killed forthwith by undocumented vigilantes, having learned about violence from El Chapo, the American puppet
  • An outcry will arise, you know, my citizen son meth-head killed those undocumented people, going “deer-hunting” for them every night, but that’s no reason for my son to have been killed by those undocumented vigilantes
  • Then it will be a war between law enforcement and undocumented vigilantes, with undocumented hard-working, tax-paying families who are not vigilantes caught up in the middle of the violence

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In case anyone thinks I’m just spouting off sensationalistic non-sense, I have to say that I did do some consultation with some LEOs high up the ladder in the greater Western North Carolina region, and what I’ve written above I believe to be consonant with their getting ready to enforce the Executive Order should it come to that. The only worry was getting personnel to carry it out, but that aspect is also covered in the Executive Order.

On a happier note, I spoke with other first responders, who said that they will provide, for instance, medical assistance with zero risk of anyone being turned over to authorities. Of course, if it is a scene of violence to which they are called, you have to know that the police will also be on the scene and, therefore, all the undocumented will be deported, perhaps after receiving some medical attention.

Just to say, there are violent undocumented gangs even around here. Just to say, I wouldn’t want to make them angry with myself.

Again, I recall a conversation I recently had with someone wanting to just get out a gun and start gunning down anyone with brown or black skin.

Involving local law enforcement is a big problem.

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