Open borders proponents prop one another up with pompous reports

The Arizona Republic recently ran an article which they lifted from their mirror image leftie news source, the L.A. Times, regarding arrests and deportations of illegal aliens. In it they assail the raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), citing data from the curiously titled Migration Policy Institute, (described as “dedicated to the study of the movement of people worldwide”) which concludes that those arrested were frequently not dangerous fugitives, but merely the “low-hanging fruit” of maids and landscapers.

Ah, the old maid and landscaper gambit. Construction workers have already been addressed by the Obama administration.

The Washington D.C. based institute reports that new data shows 73 percent of the nearly 97,000 people arrested by the fugitive operations teams between 2003 and early 2008 did not have criminal records.

So according to their own statistics, over a quarter of the 100 percent of those illegally skulking into the U.S, have additional criminal records. And those figures are intended to be persuasive?

Peter L. Markowitz, director of the artfully named Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo School of Law, sued the government to get the documents.

What is so difficult to understand about the criminality of foreign nationals sneaking into the United States in violation of our laws? How many would welcome lawbreakers entering their homes, stealing their personal identities and making themselves comfortable while expecting the homeowner to educate their children, provide benefits and medical services and foot the bill for criminal justice costs?

If Homeland Security decides to maintain its fugitive operations program, the department should use it “strategically to target the worst of the worst,” Markowitz said.

“That way, they can get the most bang for their buck on this program,” he said. This trendy phrase has been getting quite a workout with liberals recently. See here, here and here.

The Republic’s article sticky-fingered from the LA Times is here. If you read it, please avail yourself of this glossary to aid in your venture.

However a better use of time is this review on Patterico’s Pontifications website. It begins with this line: I have difficulty conveying the depth of my contempt for this morning’s shoddy article on immigration enforcement. Seeing Red AZ couldn’t have said it better.

4 Responses to Open borders proponents prop one another up with pompous reports

  1. John Q. Public says:

    Good post on this unrelenting problem that has bred “institutes,” policy centers and media outlets, that provide cover to lawlessness. I also nosed around the Patterico’s Pontifications site. Good information there as well.

  2. Clementine says:

    I had to chuckle when I read the links to “bang for your buck.” It’s as though the Democrat From On High puts a funnel in the ears of the elected liberals and they all hear and recite the same pap. This would actually be quite funny if it weren’t so pathetic. For Obama, Pelosi, Napolitano and this jerkwater from the Immigration Justice Clinic(huh??) to all utter the same phrase within days tells me they get talking points and none of them veer too far off the appointed course. A real group of free thinkers ready to abandon the rule of law and turn America over to mobs of lawbreakers.

  3. Rachel W says:

    That ANY of these law breakers don’t have a criminal record only means they have not been caught yet. They are by definition, illegaly working a job in the U.S. I don’t care what they have or have not been busted for yet. If they have not yet been busted that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be. How pathetic.

    The “maids and landscapers” line is as meaningless as the “racism” charge. America understands both ideas a lot better now. The people want immigration law enforced-AZ’s congressional delegation has joined our opponents in this battle.

  4. SherriAZ says:

    Maids and landscapers take jobs from Americans and American small business. Sheriff Joe just busted a large landscaping company who services county properties. How many legitimate companies without illegals on the payroll got underbid so the sleazeballs could win the contract? We see it everyday in our family business: we cannot compete with illegal, low paid labor unless we too would like to have 15 other people live with us in our house, drive junker cars without insurance, get the taxpayers to pay for our medical and food and get freebie hand outs from bleeding heart churches.

    While there are those businesses who claim they cannot survive without immigrant labor, the vast majority of new jobs come from small businesses who could survive very nicely with a decent tax break and an end to taxpayer subsidized illegal labor.

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