By Rod Thomson
Democrats’ ongoing fundamental transformation of America continues. What they cannot get through Congress — which are the most radical, anti-American ideas they can conjure — they just use the pen and phone as the godfather of radically changing America taught them.
The latest on this front is that the Sock Puppet administration continues to castrate immigration enforcement once the illegals they invited are here. One way or another, they seem determined to turn America into just another, run-of-the-mill, freedom-crushing, big-state nation on the decline.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday ordered immigration officers not to arrest illegal immigrants at even more places, trying to maintain the pretense they are actually still conducting homeland security that isn’t aimed at parents attending School Board meetings.
Mayorkas said “sensitive locations” or “protected areas” — which in practice are just more sanctuary locations that no one voted for — will be places where Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are now barred from detaining people who broke the law to enter or stay in America. So lawbreakers are “protected” from law enforcement, which as we see with defunding the police is just terrific for the law-abiding community.
Protected areas now include social services facilities such as homeless shelters, anywhere disaster or emergency relief is being provided, and places where children gather, including playgrounds, childcare centers, and school bus stops. These are in addition to the previous safe spaces of churches, hospitals and schools.
It sounds so compassionate on the surface. But legal Americans can be arrested in any of those locations. Guaranteed that the January 6 trespassers and “paraders” would be.
Of course this comes during an historic overwhelming of our southern border at the direct invitation of the Sock Puppet.
The Border Patrol apprehended a total of 1.7 million illegal immigrants along the southwest border in fiscal 2021, breaking every record since the agency was formed in 1925. Another 300,000 people were stopped after trying to enter at a port of entry without legal papers. Estimated “gotaways” — the number of which the agency does not maintain for some reason — hit at least 400,000 in the past year, according to former CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan. That means that nearly 2.5 million people are now in the country illegally, almost all since the Sock Puppet was sworn in. The monthly numbers continue at about 200,000, so the change in our communities is rapid.
Mayorkas said: “We can accomplish our enforcement mission without denying or limiting individuals’ access to needed medical care, children access to their schools, the displaced access to food and shelter, people of faith access to their places of worship, and more. Adherence to this principle is one bedrock of our stature as public servants.”
A few thoughts on his justification. First, it seems like a bedrock principle of public servants who are tasked with law enforcement should be, well, enforcing the law. Second, they are not “their” schools. Those folks are not Americans nor in the country legally. Illegal aliens don’t get squatters rights because they just crossed the Rio Grande and put their kid in a school. They didn’t pay for the school or vote for the School Board. But now the rest of us have to pay for their kids’ education and the law enforcement we already pay for won’t enforce the law.
Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, said of ICE: “The agency still exists, but it has been stripped of all of its functions with regard to the enforcement of immigration laws. Nearly all illegal aliens are already off-limits to enforcement due to a Sept. 30 memo, and as a result of Mayorkas’ ‘expanded and non-exhaustive list of protected areas,’ where ICE agents are permitted to do their work, the secretary has essentially nullified an entire body of constitutionally enacted laws.”
But all of this goes to the Democratic Party now run by radical leftists who see up as down, good as bad, racism as anti-racism, parents as domestic terrorists, laws as obstacles, a border as immoral and America as irredeemably evil — even as the evidence of millions of people trying to get in openly disproves.
Rod Thomson is an author, former journalist, past Salem radio host and ABC TV commentator and Founder of The Revolutionary Act and The Thomson Group. Twice banned on TikTok. Follow him on Instagram. Like Rod on Facebook.