Is It Nutty to Leave the Door Open in a Bad Area?

Sheriff Paul Babeu

Most sensible people would think it’s crazy, but not everybody is sensible, and that includes our president, Barack Obama. His open-border policy with Mexico already has the earmarks of idiocy.

Sheriff Paul Babeu

Sheriff Paul Babeu

More than 1,000 illegal immigrants set free under under Obama’s “prosecutorial discretion” continued to commit crimes across the United States, according to Department of Homeland Security records. And that was in just one year.

The 38-page DHS report lists the new convictions for fiscal 2013, the latest year for which statistics are available. They include:

  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Terroristic threats
  • Failure to register as a sex offender
  • Lewd acts with a child under 14
  • Aggravated assault
  • Robbery
  • Hit-and-run
  • Criminal street gang
  • Rape spouse by force
  • Child cruelty: possible injury/death

“The Obama administration claims it is using ‘prosecutorial discretion’ to prioritize the removal of criminal aliens from this country. But this report shows the disturbing truth: 1,000 undocumented aliens previously convicted of crimes, and released by the administration in 2013, have gone on to commit further crimes in our communities,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the Watchdog reported.

Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, vowed: “I will continue my work to ensure our immigration officials are doing what it takes to take criminal aliens off our streets and out of our country.” (States oppose executive amnesty.)

Local law enforcement forced to do federal government’s job                                                         Sheriff Paul Babeu, from Pinal County, Ariz., has told the House Judiciary Committee that as many as  30 percent of about 120,000 illegal aliens apprehended annually at the southwest border around his county have a criminal record in the United States, adding that “the border is not more secure than ever” as President Barack Obama has claimed.

He also said it is so lawless in some areas it is like a war-zone on American soil, where “local law enforcement is leading the effort to fight criminal syndicates from a foreign nation.”

Babeu said 88,000 and 123,000 illegal aliens are apprehended each year at the Tuscon Sector, one of nine border patrol zones along the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those illegal aliens, between 17 and 30 percent have a criminal record in the country, Babeu testified.

“This clearly shows that the border is not more secure than ever,” he said.

Babeu also said the smuggling and drug running that have become increasingly prevalent in his county. In one day alone, law enforcement officials arrested 78 members of a notorious cartel and seized 108 illegal weapons, all during a single drug bust.

“[These are] not just handguns,” Babeu said. “These are scoped rifles and AK-47s, two of which were traced back to the Fast and Furious operation. This is in my county.”

“This is on American soil. That’s what’s so disruptive, is the fact that here, as the sheriff, where our primary job is to answer 9-1-1 calls, how on Earth did we get here to this place that local law enforcement is leading the effort to fight criminal syndicates from a foreign nation on American soil?”

Learn lesson from Norway where deportations have cut crime                                                               If common sense and these statistics aren’t enough, we can take the case of Norway where the Oslo Local News reports violent crime has decreased by 31 per cent after a record number of immigrants were deported by Norwegian authorities.

The National Police Immigration Service of Norway, Politiets Utlendingsenhet, deported a record 824 people in October. The previous record was set in the previous month when 763 people were deported.

The new Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, known as “Iron Erna,” began a program that targets and deports immigrants who have ties to radical groups or have committed violent crimes while in Norway. That also include undocumented aliens.

In 2013, a record number of 5,198 foreign citizens were expelled from the country, an increase of 31% from 2012, when 3,958 people were deported.

The center-right government has predicted 7,100 people will be deported in 2014. At the end of October, PU had so far deported 5,876 immigrants.

A percentage of those deported in 2014 were asylum seekers who had their applications for continued asylum rejected. They were then deported along with their families.

The majority of deportees, however, had committed crimes or had returned illegally to Norway after already having been deported. Returnees could face prison time.

The moral of the story is when a self-serving elite runs a country, you’ll get more crime.