How much of an influence is the left’s media backed campaign to demonize ICE personnel while treating illegal alien migrants as the latest civil rights cause? And to what extent is the pro-illegal lobby hoping for its own Ferguson Effect by targeting ICE?
Assaults on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents reached a decade high in 2017, and assaults on Border Patrol agents also have surged in recent years, according to government numbers that seem to support agents’ claims that immigrants living in the U.S. illegally increasingly are looking to fight rather than flee.
The new numbers, reported by Homeland Security’s inspector general, could even be underselling the problem, investigators said, because the government doesn’t do a good job of tracking incidents, and agents and officers don’t always report them properly.
But the report does signal renewed danger particularly on the southwest border, where agents say a surge in illegal immigration in recent years generally correlates with growing violence.
Prosecutors, meanwhile, often refuse to bring charges or win cases against the perpetrators, the audit found.
That’s one way to abolish ICE. And it’s another example of lefty privilege.
When you keep comparing people to Nazis, violence is sure to follow.