ICE Director: Illegal Immigration Is Not A Victimless Crime

ICE Director: Illegal Immigration Is Not A Victimless Crime

Supporters of illegal immigration always seem to want to excuse illegal aliens unless they are one of the “bad ones,” meaning those who have committed violent crimes. This is right before they then refuse to turn the violent criminals to ICE, of course. But, are the bad ones not also those who ruin people’s lives?

(Fox News) The horrific incident involving dozens of immigrants allegedly smuggled into the U.S. in a sweltering tractor-trailer is proof that illegal immigration is “not a victimless crime,” the acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told Fox News on Monday.

“It’s a message I’ve been trying to get out as long as I’ve been the acting ICE director,” Thomas Homan said on “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”

Federal authorities have since charged the alleged driver of the tractor-trailer, James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, Fla., with transporting immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Investigators found the packed truck at a Walmart in San Antonio over the weekend. Ten people who were inside the truck have died.

“Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime,” Homan argued. “These folks, they contract with criminal organizations. These organizations are the same organizations that smuggle drugs, they smuggle weapons, smuggle people that want to do harm to this country. You talk about drug cartels…are talking about smuggling folks. These are not victimless crimes,” he said.

“When you’re victimized as an illegal alien or somebody stealing your social security number or your credit rating goes to zero because someone took your identity. This is not a victimless crime,” Homan continued. “Those folks that want to turn a blind eye to illegal immigration, this is what happens. There’s real consequences, this is a life-and-death decision that these people make.”

When a legal U.S. citizen has their identity stolen by an illegal alien, and their life is ruined for years, it may not be a violent crime, but it sure causes problems, does it not? When wages are deflated because of illegals, it’s not violence, but, it sure causes problems, does it not? When the majority of a political party, and the guy who was president from 2009-2016, throw their utter support behind illegal aliens and immigration, when they are essentially telling people from around the world that it’s A-OK for people to come to the U.S. illegally, they set the conditions for people to be smuggled into the U.S. and die, just like with this truck situation.

Entering the U.S. illegally is a crime, Homan said, and it should be treated as such.

If someone walked into your home without permission, they weren’t violent, just walked in, and decided to just squat, you’d call the cops to have them removed. They’re trespassing.

“That is why the message needs to be clear: we’re going to enforce the laws of this country,” he said. “If you enter illegally, if it’s a crime, and if you think you’re going to be safe in a sanctuary city, that is a message I’m trying to get. Sanctuary cities can choose not to cooperate with ICE and choose to shield people from detection. I’m going to send additional resources and we’re going to find these people. We’re going to enforce the law without apology.”

It’s nice to have someone in the federal government that is doing their job as laid out in The Law.

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