According to Sheriffs in Illinois, “Violent felons who had faced deportation are being released into Illinois communities” (Associated Press. (February 25, 2020). Retrieved from: https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/violent-felons-who-had-faced-deportation-are-being-released-into-illinois-communities-sheriffs-say).
Robert Guadian, director of the Chicago field office for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, said in a statement that Illinois “put politics ahead of public safety” when it severed communication between Corrections and ICE. He put the average total of affected inmates higher.
“Now, about 400 convicted criminals per year — including felons who served time for crimes such as sexually abusing children and homicide, will be released into your community and into mine,” Guadian said. “I can think of no other state that protects convicted felons …. ICE will now have to make these arrests in the community when they should have been made in the secure confines of a jail.”
Dear U.S. Citizens of the State of Illinois: These are YOUR neighborhoods into which these violent criminals and pedophiles are being dumped.
“The most concerning issue about working in an area that refuses to cooperate with ICE is not only that we do not know which criminal aliens are being released from custody, but the public doesn’t know either,” he said.
Do you not find this alarming? I find it alarming. In fact, I find it very alarming that criminals who entered the country illegally before committed violent crimes including rape, murder and pedophilia against innocent people in society are being released back out into society instead of deported as is their ultimate fate, anyway.
I think every basically rational, morally upright and decent human being on the planet would find it alarming that their own state government would put them at serious risk of violent crime, permanent harm and death for no other reason than to make a petty, Constitutionally illegal point.
… an immigration expert said the practice violates the state Trust Act, the 2017 law that limits local law enforcement agencies’ cooperation with federal immigration officials.
I find Illinois State’s Trust Act violates the Constitutional rights, freedoms, and protections afforded to ALL U.S. Citizens, whether they reside in Illinois or not.
Pritzker spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh called the policy switch a “pause” in Corrections’ interactions with ICE while Pritzker’s staff reviews it and other procedures.
“The governor has made it abundantly clear that Illinois will be a firewall against the president’s attacks on immigrant communities,” Abudayyeh said.
Abudayyeh is apparently unaware that federal U.S. Immigration Law derives its authority from the United States Constitution, to which all states — including Illinois — are required to comport themselves.
I think our Federal Government needs to enforce Constitutionally sound Federal Law. If state officials are violating requirements, they need to be arrested, charge, and tried in a court of law.
When the original 13 colonies, as well as all 34 additional territories, joined the Union as States to become a member the United States of America, they agreed to abide by the Constitution FULLY and WITHOUT QUESTION OR RESERVATION, with full knowledge and understanding that the Constitution preserves most state powers and authorities, but does indeed usurp some powers and authorities necessary for the smooth and equitable functioning of our nation’s government with respect to all U.S. citizens, not just U.S. citizens residing in that one state.
Indeed, ALL members of a state’s executive, legislative and judicial branches at the state, county, and municipal levels take the SAME oath of office as prescribed in 5 U.S.C. § 3331, Oath of Office:
I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Thus, even if a majority of the citizens in a state (or all of them) vote to ignore federal immigration law, THEY CANNOT DO SO, as it creates damages which the other states have to pay, as well. In fact, the total cost of undocumented aliens in the United States of America exceeds $230 billion each and every year, and if you count every iota, is likely closer to $650 billion.
That’s nearly identical to the ENTIRE budget of the U.S. Military aka Department of Defense, which estimates that $652.225 billion was actually spent in 2019.
Naturally, this opens those states up to being SUED by all other states for whom undocumented aliens costs them money. Seriously, undocumented aliens cost each state roughly $13 billion. That’s money they COULD have used for roads and schools, not to mention reducing taxes. A LOT. That’s nearly HALF of Colorado’s entire $32 billion budget. No doubt they’re hiding those exorbitant costs in portions of their health care (34.0%), corrections/judicial (11.9%) and “other” (7.7%).
Think about it.
Then, when you get tired of your state trampling upon, if not absolutely decimating your Constitutional rights, freedoms and protections, TAKE ACTION. Stop electing the Demoncraps behind this and start electing Republicans, Independents and others who REFUSE to allow illegal aliens to screw up our country.