The immigration insurrection

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All around the country certain cities are refusing to inform federal authorities about the activities of illegal aliens, even foreign nationals who commit crimes in their jurisdictions.

This week the police department in New Haven, Conn., issued a memo ordering officers not to cooperate with Homeland Security on enforcing warrants for illegal immigrants. This follows New Haven’s distribution of ID cards to illegals so they can access city services.

This, of course, is outrageous and verges on anarchy. New Haven officials have violated Federal Statute 1373(a), and if Attorney General Gonzales still has an office, he should prosecute them.

But he won’t. And President Bush will remain mute as well. The president could urge Congress to cut off federal funding to New Haven and every other municipality that violates federal immigration law, but, again, that will never happen. Every politician knows that calling for tough action against illegal immigration will bring accusations of bigotry.

The so called “Sanctuary City” policies of cities like New Haven, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and on and on have now become life and death issues, not simply ideological defiance. Let’s take a look at what happened in the Sanctuary City of Newark, N.J.

Jose Carranza, an illegal from Peru, was known on the streets as a very bad dude. Authorities knew it as well because Carranza was charged with raping a 5-year-old girl and assaulting four adults.

Nevertheless, when Carranza appeared before Judge Thomas Vena on the child rape charge, Vena cut his bail in half, allowing Carranza to walk free. Three months later, police say Carranza executed three college students in a Newark schoolyard by shooting them to death.

Because Newark is a Sanctuary City, no official notified Homeland Security (ICE) about Carranza. Had they done so, the feds could have detained Carranza the moment he walked out of Judge Vena’s courtroom.

There are many villains in this dreadful story. If convicted, Carranza is obviously an animal. Judge Vena may have the deaths of three people on his conscience. New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and Newark officials are apparently fine with criminal aliens running around because they support the “Sanctuary” policies.

Americans are rightfully confused as to how all of this can be happening. We have immigration laws in place, yet New Haven, Newark and scores of other places will not obey them. And nothing happens to the scofflaws. Following that logic, why should any law be obeyed?

The brutal truth is that three young Americans are dead in Newark because irresponsible politicians and a stupid judge would not protect them. Thousands of Americans have been killed by illegal aliens, and the only thing that can stop the madness is a public outcry because our politicians are too cowardly to crack down.

We the people have to demand action. But will we?

[Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Culture Warrior.” This column originates on the website] COPYRIGHT 2007

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Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Sun, 08/19/2007 - 4:44pm.

Wonder if we could get some information from our Sheriff in Fayette, and our city officials as to just how many illegal people they have arrested and turned over to the state or federal government for prison or deportation?
Are they trained as to how to check social security numbers against the federal register of numbers? They seem to know about your car insurance that way.
If they are caught working somewhere, just ask the hiring company for the report to the government as to how much they have paid for their workers into social security.
If they are contractors, see if they have violated the amount of time the same person can work as a contractor with no deductions!
We don't really want to know, do we?
This sort of thinking is totally dishonest and selfish.

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Thu, 08/23/2007 - 2:19am.

anyone that comes here illegaly doesn't respect our laws. Since they are here for what they can get out of it, or more to the point, out of us, these same type people could probably be hired, for the right amount of money, to do something along the lines of 9/11. After all, it is not their country. What have they got to lose?

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