Enforcing Current Immigration Laws Is the Answer
By Jim Kouri, CPP on (Apr 17, 07)

There are numerous news stories regarding criminal acts by illegal aliens. In just the last few weeks, for example, Mexican illegals attacked US National Guard troops who retreated ON AMERICAN SOIL because our political leaders in Washington refuse to allow those troops to carry and use weapons.


Then there’s the story that caused Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly to hyperventilate: an illegal alien—once again—raped a child. But the kicker is the judge in the case released the criminal alien on $5,000 bail, which is actually only a $500 bail bond. The judge did this knowing that the child rapist had committed a previous sex crime in the US for which he was deported back to Mexico.


Meanwhile, the new Democrat-led Congress is hellbent on raising taxes, but they’re not interested in protecting the people whom they bleed for tax money—the American people.


The US Congress is continuing its battle to pass new immigration laws, but they are perpetrating a fraud on the American people. The problem isn’t about the need for new laws; the problem is about the lack of enforcement of existing laws. The US Constitution provides the executive branch with a number of inherent powers such as the enforcement of immigration laws.


The Constitution also mandates that the President protect American sovereignty and the American people. That is the number one priority for our government—or it should be. And congress is mandated to provide domestic tranquility for Americans. Criminal alien gangbangers do not add to our domestic tranquility.


Why is it suddenly necessary for congress to pass laws on illegal immigration when we haven’t been enforcing the laws that already exist. The executive branch has the power to add border agents, equipment and other resources. The President has the power to use the military if necessary to enhance border protection. Passing laws is an easy, painless process. The trick is to enforce those laws.


And why isn’t the US government arresting illegal aliens while they are protesting in our city’s streets all across the country? The protests are said to be sponsored by left-wing groups including Open Borders and MEChA.


The University of Texas at El Paso recently conducted a study that found the following: Treating illegal immigrants in hospitals accounts for nearly one quarter of the uncompensated costs at border county hospitals in Cochise County. That county in Arizona spends tens of thousands of dollars just picking up trash left at campsites by these illegals.


Prosecuting and jailing illegals costs this county an additional $5 million a year. And 25 percent of Cochise County’s budget is paid for health care for the uninsured, the majority of whom are illegally in the country.


In another study of a sample group of 55,000 criminal aliens, it was discovered they accounted for over 400,000 arrests and more than 700,000 criminal acts including felonies. In Los Angeles, the city that’s hosting the protest—which was whole-heartedly endorsed by its mayor—95% of the outstanding arrest warrants for homicides are for illegal aliens and 65% of all felony warrants are for so-called undocumented immigrants. Are they committing the crimes Americans won’t commit?


Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org).


By Jim Kouri, CPP on Apr 17, 07
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