Workplace Raids Fizzle as ICE Releases Hundreds of Illegal Aliens
Americans had cause to rejoice for nearly half a day last week when federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted the largest single-state raid for illegal aliens in US history. The rejoicing was short-lived.
After capturing 680 illegal aliens who had breached our national borders, committed identity and tax fraud, and stolen jobs intended for American workers, ICE let nearly half of the illegals walk free.
The Trump administration was quick to point out that this was the largest workplace enforcement raid to take place since the George W. Bush administration was in office. The administration was much quieter about turning 300 of the illegals loose within just a few hours.
All of the criminal aliens were employed in Mississippi meat-packing plants owned by a company called Koch Foods (no relation to the liberal open-borders Koch Brothers).
Despite the roaring Trump economy, the unemployment rate for American workers in Claiborne County, Mississippi – about a 30-minute commute from where one of the raids took place – is at 12.4 percent.
Koch Foods was saving a buck by hiring hundreds of illegal aliens at cut-rate wages to fill jobs, while black Mississippians languish in unemployment.
Here’s one of the most maddening facts about the raids aside form ICE letting half of the illegals go: The Trump administration is making no enforcement action against Koch Foods.
No company owners or plant managers were arrested for hiring illegal aliens over Americans. The company won’t even be fined for a very real crime committed against hundreds of out-of-work Americans. They’re getting off scot-free.
And aside from a temporary scare while they were detained for a few hours, 300 illegal aliens are getting off scot-free. ICE admitted that it released 300 of the illegals for “humanitarian reasons.”
In other words, the illegal alien workers have illegal alien children at home, so the criminals got to walk free.
I challenge you to think of one example in the entirety of US history where an American citizen was arrested for a crime but was then released because he or she has kids at home.
“Gee, officer, I’m sorry you caught me with a pocket full of meth as I was breaking into this jewelry store, but… I’ve got to get home and put on some mac n’ cheese for little Johnny!”
If a criminal has kids at home and gets caught committing a crime – that’s not an excuse to let them go!
Local TV news outlets in Mississippi were quick to rush to the homes of illegal aliens who had been detained, so they could show videos of the illegal alien children weeping for their parents. “I need my daddy!” wailed one little illegal alien.
The hypocrisy of this is staggering. Isn’t it remarkable how we never see the cameras in the room when a police officer has to tell an American child that mommy is never coming home because an Obama dreamer smoked crack and got behind the wheel?
“They just want better lives!” argue the open-borders crowd. Guess who else wants a better life? The 12.4 percent of unemployed Americans in Claiborne County, the 11.9 percent of unemployed Americans in Issaquena County and the staggering 17.2 percent of unemployed Americans in Jefferson County, Mississippi.
They’d like better lives. Giving jobs at food processing plants to Americans over Third World criminals would have a secondary benefit, because we would magically stop having so many food-borne illness outbreaks in America.
Americans wonder how Romaine lettuce keeps getting infected with fecal coliform bacteria and the CDC scratches its head as if it’s a big mystery. No it’s not!
Dismissing criminality because the criminals “want better lives” has to be one of the stupidest arguments made in favor of illegal immigration. Don’t all criminals want better lives?
As Ann Coulter noted, the rapist who can’t afford dinner and a movie wants a better life. Should we let him go? The same goes for the burglar in your home who can’t afford a TV or a laptop. He wants a better life! Disgusting.
America has traded “law and order” as the backbone of our society in favor of emotions and feelings. That’s not going to end well. We either need to toughen up as a nation when it comes to enforcing immigration laws, or we will no longer have a nation.