The enforcement of our immigration laws is critical to public safety and national security. Our immigration laws are utterly and totally blind as to race, religion and ethnicity. Furthermore, the most likely victims of transnational criminals are the members of the ethnic immigrant communities in which these foreign criminals reside and ply their “trades.” As I noted during my interview, ethnic immigrant communities include people from around the world, not just Latin America.
It is also important to note that our immigration laws are also supposed to protect the livelihoods of Americans as well as their lives.
The vilification of immigration law enforcement personnel has caused a massive increase in the number of violent assaults against ICE and other immigration law enforcement officers.
Mayor Schaaf endangered the safety of the agents who go in harm’s way to enforce some of America’s most fundamental laws, removing the element of surprise that law enforcement officers depend on in making arrests particularly when they make arrests at the residents of those targeted for arrest.
So-called “Sanctuary Cities” refuse to cooperate with ICE where cooperation with local law enforcement officers. It would appear that Mayor Schaaf’s outrageous action represents a violation of a portion of federal law 8 U.S. Code § 1324:
The Winter 2016 edition of The Social Contract included my article:
On November 22, 2016 FrontPage Magazine published my article, ‘SANCTUARY CITIES’ VS. NATIONAL SECURITY AND PUBLIC SAFETY: Why ‘sanctuary city’ mayors should be given an MVP Award by ISIS and drug cartels.
On November 15, 2014 I was honored to join three true leaders in the United States Congress in a panel discussion on immigration- then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions and Congressmen Louis Gohmert and John Fleming. A video of this panel discussion has been posted on the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s website under the title, “IMMIGRATION WARS: An all-star panel takes on America’s immigration crisis at Restoration Weekend.”
Immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue that impacts nearly every challenge and threat confronting the United States today! Simply stated, the immigration laws were enacted to save lives and protect the jobs of American workers. In point of fact, our borders and our immigration laws are America’s first line of defense and last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals.
Our armed forces are charged with securing America’s borders externally while the DHS is supposed to secure those same borders from within. The failures of the DHS to live up to its half of the equation are undermining the efforts, valor and incredible sacrifices of Americas men and women who serve in our military!
If our government’s failures to protect American jobs by securing our nation’s borders and effectively enforcing our immigration laws concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation!
All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.