Homeland Security Secretary (HHS) Alejandro Mayorkas, who I have so far not been very impressed with, has said that he is preparing to take on sanctuary cities that refuse to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and he wants to see more illegal immigrants face criminal prosecution for illegally crossing our border.
Mayorkas has also refused to agree to abolish or break up ICE. He disagrees with President Joe Biden’s base of support to get rid of deportation agents totally.
Last week, during a virtual town hall with ICE workers, the head of HHS revealed his hard-line positions. He could have only been blowing smoke up their legs, so we’ll just have to wait and see. After all, he is a member of the Biden administration. So far I find everyone in that administration a despicable liar who hates this country.
Mayorkas gave notes to the Washington Time that said he is developing a new set of deportation guidelines that will govern how and when agents can arrest and attempt to deport illegal aliens. The devil is in the details, so I wonder if he will be transparent with the American people?
When ICE workers told the Secretary that they worry about public resistance to their work, Mayorkas reassured them that ICE has a “noble mission.”
“I’m 100 percent opposed to the abolition of ICE,” he acknowledged to the employees. “It is the opposite of what I think needs to occur. I think we need to strengthen our policies and practices and communicate more effectively what we do and why we do it.”
I had to corroborate the next part where he went on to tell the ICE employees that he believes that more illegal aliens should be prosecuted criminally, which is a pretty big thing, because illegals are normally handled under what’s called administrative law, and the punishment is deportation. They just keep coming back again and again.
What most Fake News outlets will never tell you is that when you enter the United States by crossing the border illegally, you have committed a misdemeanor under Title 8 Section 1325, but if you are deported and you re-enter a second time or a third or a fourth or whatever it is now a felony offense under Title 8 Section 1326.
“I see cases now where we apprehend and remove individuals that I think need to be prosecuted criminally,” Mayorkas said.
Mayorkas also said, “Quite frankly, I’m going to have to understand why some of these individuals are not subject to a Title 8 USC 1326 case, and I intend to work with the DOJ in that regard.” I for one cannot believe that he would say something this blatantly against the Biden administration’s progressive Woke Supremacist agenda without having his own agenda behind it. Speech like that is more-than-likely going to get him into hot water with illegal alien rights groups who believe our system has already gone too far toward criminalizing illegal immigration. Deportation is going too far? I don’t understand where these people come from. If you steal a 5-cent piece of bubble gum from a store, you have just committed a theft, petty larceny, or whatever you want to call it, and you could possibly go to prison for that and get a criminal record. Crossing our border illegally is far worse than stealing a nickel’s worth of bubble gum.
The Washington Times asked DHS for comment on things Mayorkas said, but the department declined, noting that “internal discussions with our personnel, including those that are deliberative and law enforcement sensitive.”
When former Homeland Security officials were asked for comments, they pointed out that though Mayorkas’ language sounds good to the agents; they doubted his eagerness and ability to follow through. If he wants to keep his job, he will probably just let his words wither on the vine.
“I’ve seen this administration say a lot of things that I feel like they’re disingenuous about, and they know they can’t deliver on, but they pretend and leave their audience to believe they can deliver on. That’s what I see here,” another official said.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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