Does anyone know the reason why the United States cannot send the thousands of convicted criminals who are also illegal immigrants back to their home countries? Because their home countries refuse them. They don’t want anything to do with them.
So, what happens to these illegal immigrants — CONVICTED murderers, rapists, gang members, and other violent offenders — when their home countries refuse to take them back?
Well, we set them loose, of course.
It’s true. The scariest part is that some of this is by our own doing. We tried for a while to hold these convicts after their countries of origin refused them. But the Supreme Court said in 2001 that we can’t hold them for more than six months. Brilliant. It sounds like they didn’t even aim before they shot that foot.
This is a two-pronged problem. The first is foreign governments refusing to take back their criminals. The second is allowing convicted criminals, who have been refused deportation, back on the street to offend again.
And they almost always offend again. For example, if the U.S. government had deported an illegal Haitian immigrant by the name of Jean Jacques, who had just served 17 years in a U.S. prison for attempted murder, he would not have been able to murder 25-year-old Casey Chadwick of Norwich, Ct., in 2015. But the government of Haiti wouldn’t take him back, so our government just let him go.
“The problem is hundreds of Americans are being robbed, assaulted, raped or murdered every year, by criminal aliens who are then released back onto the streets because their countries of origin refuse to take them back,” said Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, sponsor of the Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act.
This bill would establish laws allowing the U.S. government to penalize foreign countries who do not take back their criminal citizens by suspending foreign aid and travel visa privileges. In other words, they’re going to get hit hard in the pocketbook if they don’t start taking these criminals back.
And this will impact a lot of countries. Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies said there are now more than 20 countries that refuse to cooperate with the U.S. on deportation, and more than 60 that make the process extremely difficult.
“It’s not just Cuba and Cambodia anymore,” Vaughan said. “Now it’s China, Bangladesh, Nigeria and many others.”
Babin’s bill couldn’t have come soon enough. Our about-to-be-former-President Barrack Obama has obviously had no real interest in deporting ANYBODY (except, of course, most recently, the tragically oppressed Cubans). In fact, in 2016, he deported the fewest amount of illegal immigrants of any year during his entire tenure.
And this is not just a little problem. A House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in April documented that since 2013, there were 86,288 illegal immigrants who committed 231,074 crimes after we had put them out on the street again.
Fortunately, it looks like we might just have a president who is going to do something about this issue. In a recent speech, soon-to-be-President Donald Trump put the foreign criminals and the countries who refuse them on notice.
“I have a message for the drug dealers, the gang members, and the criminal cartels terrorizing our cities, our locations, our citizens. Your days are numbered. We’re getting you out. And we’re getting you out fast.”
It’s important to point out that Babin’s bill only addresses deportation from the standpoint of ensuring that countries of origin remove these criminals from our country while they’re still in our custody. But that’s just the ones we know about. With the problem of things like sanctuary cities, who don’t even report the illegals they have in their custody, deportation is a thorny problem. Hopefully, Trump can pull together the right folks who have the guts to put in place an effective immigration strategy in this country to make our cities and neighborhoods safer places.