During the campaign, Donald Trump made enforcing America’s immigration laws a key part of his agenda. Under the Obama administration, enforcement of immigration laws was far from a priority. As a result, many illegal immigrants, often criminals, were allowed to stay in the country. Fed up with the status quo, Americans elected Trump to fix the problem.Once Trump took office, it didn’t take long for him to start working towards better immigration enforcement. Just a few months into his presidency, immigration arrests started to rise while illegal border crossing dropped sharply. Clearly, Trump’s approach to immigration was getting real results.
Predictably, liberals have been outraged by Trump’s immigration agenda. As is always the case, the left accused conservatives of bigotry for simple enforcement of the law. Even worse, many sanctuary cities began to pop up in liberal cities across America, attempting to defy Trump’s strict immigration efforts.Despite the obstruction, Trump has showed no signs of slowing down his enforcement efforts. To counter, liberals have protested deportations at every opportunity. However, the left was suspiciously silent about the latest ICE raid that resulted in 32 arrests.
Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrested 32 criminal aliens previously convicted of sex crimes in the sanctuary jurisdiction of Long Island, New York. The arrests came during Operation SOAR (Sex Offender Alien Removal), a 10-day operation that ended on August 3.ERO officers rounded up 32 criminal aliens previously convicted of sex crimes including sexual abuse, sexual assault on young children, rape, child endangerment, and promoting sexual performance of a child. The previously convicted are reported to have illegally entered the U.S. from Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
The agency even reported a few specifics on some of the arrests:
A 24-year-old Salvadoran national who was arrested and charged criminally with first degree sexual abuse and sexual contact with a victim less than 11 years old. Criminal charges are still pending. The victim in this case is a 4-year-old female. He was arrested in Wyandanch, Aug. 3 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.A 36-year-old national of Guatemala with a prior conviction of second degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child. The victim in this case was a 13 year old female. He was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of probation supervision.
Sadly, these are the kind of illegal immigrants sanctuary cities are harboring. Far from innocent people looking to make a better live for themselves, many of the immigrants sought by authorities are guilty of more than just illegal immigration.
Of course, when the details of the sickening crimes are released, liberals are suddenly silent about the story. Unable to make these criminals into defenseless victims, the media has chosen not to report on the raids. Deporting these criminals is common sense, the silence from the left proves it.[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]