“Sadly, the American people pay for the rope to hang ourselves with by resettling these people as refugees.”
(Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review)
You probably heard something about this case in the days following the arrest last week of five gang members (New Americans!) for the murder of another gang member.
Maybe you didn’t pay attention because they were killing their own, but thanks to reader Joanne for directing me to this story yesterday by Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review where we learn that we actually supported these creeps with our tax dollars.
And, now of course your tax dollars—hundreds of thousands of dollars!—will be spent to try them in our courts and incarcerate them!
Editor: You should make it a point to read Horowitz’s work. He gets his facts straight and knows the law.
Here is how Horowitz begins his sordid tale,
One of the biggest scams being perpetrated against the American people as part of this mass migration from Central America is the fact that we are treating those who engage in self-trafficking as victims of trafficking and those who commit heinous violence in our country as refugees from violence.
Nowhere is this more evident than with those who come here from Central America as teens by having their families pay to traffic them here, get resettled as refugees, and then join gangs and fuel violence in our cities greater than the violence in their home countries.
On Friday, police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, announced the arrest of five members of an MS-13 cell based in Fairfax County, Virginia, for the gruesome murder of a fellow gang member across the state line. The suspects allegedly stabbed the victim 100 times and set the body on fire, a hallmark of the Latin American gangs and cartels. All five suspects – Jose Ordonez-Zometa, 29; Jonathan Castillo Rivera, 20; Kevin Rodriguez Flores, 18; Cristhian Martinez Ramirez, 16; and Jose Hernandez-Garcia, 25 – are being charged with first-degree murder.
I’ve noticed a pattern of so many heinous crimes committed by young males from Central America and how many of them came in to the country as “unaccompanied alien children” several years ago. Under that rubric, we automatically treat them as refugees to be resettled, not illegal aliens to be deported. I reached out to ICE and was told that at least three of them were indeed resettled under the UAC program. Here is the information they sent out on the record:
Go to Conservative Review and read about each of the three ‘refugees.’ Then this…
Notice the common thread here? They were all released into the custody of other family here, most likely themselves illegal aliens who, based on what DHS officials have testified before Congress in recent years, most likely paid for them to be smuggled into the country.
Our laws aren’t broken. It’s our policies contorting the laws that are broken.
The relevant statute (Sec. 235(a) of the Wilberforce Act) authorizes the resettlement program only for those children who are 1) indeed children under 18; 2) have no parent or guardian present in the country; and 3) have been victims of “a severe form” of human trafficking. In the overwhelming majority of cases, these teens have legal guardians in America who themselves are here illegally. Yes: 80 percent of the UACs were settled with other illegal aliens, most often family members, and in almost all cases, they are self-trafficked, not victims of kidnapping. Thus, they are not unaccompanied.
He goes on to explain that our crime rate is rising as more ‘unaccompanied children’ come here from Central America and the crime rate there drops—-because the criminals are coming here!
BTW, in addition to Central Americans, El Salvadorans like these gang members, Maryland has a large enclave of Salvadorans here on Temporary Protected Status. Many came here as well through the “Sanctuary movement” of a couple of decades ago. Look for an upcoming post on “Sanctuary.”