Feds failed to deport illegal-immigrant killer"

Hi Gang:

My commentary today is predicated on an article I recently wrote for the CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) website.  The subject matter is, unfortunately not particularly unique- it is the story of how yet another American, this time in Chicago, Illinois, was killed by an extremely inebriated unlicensed driver who also happens to be an illegal alien.  The news report appeared a couple of months ago in the Daily Caller.  This time the alien in question, Saul Chavez, had been previously arrested and prosecuted for an unrelated crime in Chicago was released into the community even though it was known to law enforcement that he is, in fact, an illegal alien- although there was no mention in the news report as to the country of citizenship of this illegal alien.

The release of this illegal alien into the community without appropriate notification being made to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is apparently not the result of an error but the result of the policies of Chicago law enforcement authorities that reportedly even include barring agents of ICE from having access to criminal aliens being held in the prisons of Chicago!

Simply stated, our nation’s immigration laws are intended to save American lives and American jobs, yet government officials have decided to ignore these same laws!

What is also confounding is the fact that while the administration has taken to suing Arizona and Alabama for enacting their own immigration laws that essentially parallel the federal immigration laws- the administration does not seek to take action against those local, city or state governments that shield illegal aliens from detection of the federal government even though such actions constitute a crime under Title 8, United States Code, Section 1324!
Consider this excerpt from that section of law:

(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;

(iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law…

The time has long since passed for the citizens of our nation to make it clear to our political leaders that we will no longer tolerate the lunacy of extremely porous borders and immigration laws that go unenforced.

Show me a politician who refuses to enforce the immigration laws or attempts to trivialize these laws, and I will show you a politician who needs to find out what it is like to stand on the unemployment line!

Benjamin Franklin, in discussing our then fledgeling nation, said that they had given us a republic if we could keep it!

What he was making clear was that this democratic republic required that its citizens take their citizenship seriously and keep the political leaders accountable.

It is time for the citizens of our nation to make certain that our nation’s leaders, on all levels, to come to terms with the fundamental fact that the purpose of our immigration laws is to protect our nation and our citizens from aliens whose presence has the potential to have a serious adverse impact.  Ignoring those laws exposes our nation and our citizens to a variety of serious threats and challenges ranging from national security and criminal justice and public safety to the economy, the environment, healthcare and education!

A country without secure borders can no more stand than can a house without walls!


our country is to survive and if our children and their children are to get their share of the “American Dream” the citizens of this nation must take their citizenship seriously!

We the People must be the best citizens we can be, citizens who are worthy of the gallantry demonstrated by our valiant men and women in the military, law enforcement and firefighters, who routinely go in harm’s way in defense of this nation and our citizens.  
My goal in writing this and other commentaries is to point out our nations many failings before more victims pay the ultimate price for the incompetence and ineptitude of our government.
The first step in problem-solving is to first identify the problems and vulnerabilities and then devise strategies to overcome them.

If you find yourself to be in agreement with this commentary, I ask that you forward it to as many of your friends and family members as possible and encourage them to do the same.  We need to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”

The practice of good citizenship does not end in the voting booth, it only begins there.

For far too long our citizens demonstrated apathy which emboldened elected representatives to all but ignore the needs of the average American citizen in a quest for massive campaign funds and the promises of votes to be ostensibly delivered by special interest groups. 

I am encouraged that more and more of us, We the People, are not willing to simply sit on the sidelines anymore!

I believe our nation’s is greatly benefited by the rich diversity of our people which is why I could never imagine living anywhere except New York City, arguably the most diverse city in our nation if not, in fact, the world.  However, my idea of diversity most certainly does not include members of MS-13, the Mexican drug cartels or members of other transnational gangs or members of al-Qaeda!

I also believe that the original purpose of our nation’s immigration laws need to be be brought “front and center” to make certain that our nation does not permit the entry of aliens into our country whose presence in our country is problematic for the citizens of our nation and that if such aliens do succeed in entering our country that our nation have the resources, integrity and dedication to do everything possible to make it impossible for such aliens to function within our country so that even if they are not apprehended, they will find it pointless to remain in the United States.
As I have noted on a number of occasions, “No one would break into the amusement park if they could not get to go on the rides and no one remains in the amusement park at the end of the day when they turn shut down the rides and turn off the lights!” 

If our government’s failures to secure our nation’s borders and effectively enforce 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.

This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!

You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!

Democracy is not a spectator sport!

Lead, follow or get out of the way!

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Family of DUI homicide victim: Feds failed to deport illegal-immigrant killer

United States has traditionally served as a role model for countries
around the world for a number of reasons.  The most important is that it
has been described as being a “Country of laws and not a country of
men.”  Furthermore, our system of justice supposedly strives to be
totally and utterly unbiased to provide “equal protection under the
law.”  Emblematic of this lofty ideal is the statue of “Lady Justice,” a
robed lady who holds the Scale of Justice in one hand and a sword in
her other hand.  Perhaps her most significant wardrobe accessory,
however, is the blindfold that covers her eyes- signifying that no
matter who faces justice that justice will be meted out fairly and

Of course lofty ideals are rarely, if ever fully realized.

Today our nation suffers from an increasing lack of objectivity where
justice and commonsense are concerned, failings that are often
attributable to the immigration issue.  Because so many greedy
influential people and organizations are determined to encourage ever
more foreign workers to enter the United States to maximize profits- and
not only by unscrupulous employers but by many individuals and many
organizations that all gain incredible profits because of this massive
influx of foreign workers, virtually all of the stops have been taken
out to enable aliens who violate a slew of laws and regulations to evade
accountability and hence, justice.

When politicians, including the President of the United States, stand
before the citizens of this nation and openly declare that those
foreign nationals, whose true identities are unknown and unknowable, who
run our borders, for reasons only known them, should be placed on a
pathway to United States citizenship, it is clear our “leaders” are
ignoring their responsibilities and violating their oaths of office.

As a direct consequence of the words and deeds of our leaders, our
borders and our laws serve as little more than speed bumps to millions
of illegal aliens including criminals and terrorists among them.  This
would be disturbing at any time in the history of our nation but it is
particularly disconcerting in this perilous era when our nation is
purportedly waging a “War on Terrorism.”

Yet another example of a preventable death is the death of a 66 year
old American citizen, Denny McCann. When Saul Chavez, an illegal alien
who had served time for an unrelated crime, was released from prison and
permitted to walk free, was highly inebriated and driving a car without
a license when he killed Mr. McCann.

An excerpt of the news report contains a horrifying account of the accident:

“Witnesses said that on impact McCann cracked the
windshield of Chavez’s 2002 Dodge Neon and then tumbled forward. But the
driver tried to flee, running him over and dragging him 200 feet with
the car. McCann died that night.”

What is unfathomable is that not only did Chicago law enforcement
authorities fail to notify ICE that Chavez was an illegal alien when he
was a prisoner in 2008, but according to current policies promulgated by
the Chicago government, ICE detainers are no longer being accepted and
reportedly since May 2011 ICE personnel are not even allowed to enter
the Cook County prison in Chicago to identify and seek the removal
(deportation) of criminal aliens!

Consequently, when Chavez posted bail in November 2011, he was
permitted to walk out of jail and onto the streets of Chicago!  If he
winds up back in Mexico, it will likely be because he tired of living in
the United States and not because he was deported!

A sanctuary is supposed to be a place of safety — perhaps it is safe
for illegal aliens to enter our country, live and work illegally in the
United States and even commit crimes that cost Americans their lives-
but when and where will Americans find sanctuary from criminals from
around the world who have become emboldened to enter our country
illegally and violate whatever laws they find inconvenient?

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