NYC Mayor Wants to Give Illegal Aliens ID Cards
The interview ran about 4 minutes and is worth watching.
In his historic speech before the 3rd Army on May 31, 1944, General George S. Patton said, on the strategy of holding a position:
“We’re not holding anything, we’ll let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly, and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy.”
Pushing back against Comprehensive Immigration Reform is the same as holding position. The time has come for us to advance by demanding that our borders be made truly secure and our immigration laws be effectively administered and enforced.
NYC Mayor Wants to Give Illegal Aliens ID Cards
Michael W. Cutler, Senior Special Agent, INS (Ret.)
Senior Fellow, Californians for Population Stabilization
The term “carte blanche” is a French term that translates as “White Card.” In English it idiomatically refers to a “blank check”- meaning that because the space where the amount of the check would normally be filled in is blank, the bearer can write in any amount.
Another way of describing this is to say that for the person who has been given carte blanche, price is no object.
The concept of such a gift parallels the wrong-headed decision of New York’s newly elected mayor, Bill DeBlasio who has, for reasons that defy comprehension, decided to provide illegal aliens with identity documents even though these aliens are undocumented, meaning that they have no reliable documentation to prove who they really are. The price to be paid would be public safety.
Our immigration laws do not make any distinctions that involve race, religion or ethnicity- only to keep out aliens such as criminals and terrorists who pose a threat to the safety and well being of America and Americans. Title 8, U.S.C. § 1182 provides a list of the classes of aliens to be prevented from entering the United States.
Mr. DeBlasio might well say that the “good news” is that these illegal aliens are no longer “undocumented.”
The bad news is that city official will not be able to verify the names illegal aliens provide. “Undocumented” means that they lack official and reliable identity documents. Terrorists and criminals could easily game this program to assume false identities. It is ironic that mayor of the city that bore the brunt of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 is enthusiastically ignoring the advice and findings of the 9/11 Commission that resulted in the enactment of the REAL ID Act.
When those who produce and sell counterfeit identity documents are arrested, officials issue press releases noting that the arrest of such individuals protects public safety because selling identity documents to those who seek to conceal their true identities poses a threat to public safety and national security enable terrorists and criminals to assume false identities that enable them to hide in plain sight.
The identity documents De Blasio wants to provide to illegal aliens would pose the very same threats to public safety and national security because the true identities of these illegal aliens can not be determined, yet paradoxically, politicians who herald the arrest of fraud document vendors may also complain bitterly about anyone who would oppose DeBlasio’s proposed plan to provide illegal aliens with identity documents.
DeBlasio has stated that he wants to protect those “immigrants.” What he needs to explain who he wants to protect them from. Could it be he wants to shield them from detection by law enforcement? If so, he is committing a felony under federal laws.
Under Title 8, U.S.C. § 1324, it is a felony to aid, abet, encourage or induce aliens to enter our country illegally or to conceal, harbor or shield aliens who are illegally present in the United States. That same section of law deems any concerted effort to commit those crimes by working in concert with others to be guilty of conspiracy to violate the immigration laws.
Consequently, city employees who would produce and distribute those documents to illegal aliens could be considered as being engaged in such a conspiracy. However under the Obama administration, rather than face criminal charges, the mayor will likely get a phone call from the Oval Office commending his actions.
Perhaps Mr. DeBlasio has hit upon a new and novel way to combat fraud document vendors by providing a higher quality document to illegal aliens who may well have something to hide- for example, their true names and backgrounds that may identify them as being criminals or terrorists.
Mayor DeBlasio’s scheme would enable illegal aliens, including dangerous international terrorists and transnational criminals, to stop hiding in the shadows will enable them to hide in plain sight among their potential victims. For them, these documents will provide camouflage.