This is how twisted things can get with a Byzantine legal system, here concerning our immigration laws, combined with an Obama administration that enforces or disregards the laws at political convenience.
Chris Crane, National ICE Council President, says
That’s what we do now, we babysit kids.
The very people patting themselves on the back as humanitarians are putting these children at more risk than they’ve ever been before.
What Crane is talking about is a ruling and public statement issued by Federal Judge Andrew Hanen in US v Nava-Martinez, a case concerning the defendant’s attempt to smuggle a 10-year-old child to her illegal alien parents.
Hanen says that immigration officials arrest human traffickers smuggling children and then
deliver the minors to the custody of the parent illegally living in the United States.
The DHS has simply chosen not to enforce the United States’ border security laws[.]
Time and again this court has been told by representatives of the government and the defense that [drug] cartels control the entire smuggling process. … the government is not only allowing [illegal immigrants in the US] to fund the illegal and evil activities of these cartels, but is also inspiring them to do so.
To put this in another context, the DHS policy is as logical as taking illegal drugs or weapons that it has seized from smugglers and delivering them to the criminals who initially solicited their illegal importation/exportation. Legally, this situation is no different.
And morally, too. Except that the guns aren’t at risk of being harmed en route, like the children are.
So: DHS breaks the law to unite children with their parents, while those parents are here illegally. It’s a truly broken immigration system that allows illegal aliens to be here with impunity, that puts children at risk in smuggling operations ostensibly aimed at reuniting those children with their parents, all while funding drug dealers. The system needs to be fixed.
Hanen’s ruling can be seen here.