The issue of sexual assault has become the latest focus for the leaders of the increasingly radical Democratic party.
Make no mistake, sexual assault is a terrible crime that may prove to be life-altering for the victim of such crimes and for members of the victim’s family.
However, the question that must be asked, is whether or not the Democrats really care about preventing sexual assault or in simply exploiting this horrific crime for political purposes.
Consider how so-called “Sanctuary Cities” shield aliens from detection and apprehension by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents including aliens who have been convicted of committing violent crimes that include sexual assault and rape that allow them to remain at large.
Sanctuary Cities are almost entirely the invention and creation of Democratic politicians.
While radical Democrats in the U.S. Senate desperately and viciously attacked Judge Kavanaugh for an alleged but utterly unsubstantiated sexual assault that purportedly occurred more than three decades ago, law enforcement officers on Long Island diligently went about their jobs to locate and apprehend an illegal alien from El Salvador, Ever Martinez Reyes (pictured above), an alleged violent rapist who is accused of raping a 36 year old woman on the lawn of her own house in Freeport, New York on September 28th of this year.
On October 6, 2018 a local television station, WPIX posted a news report about the case, Police arrest man accused of raping woman in Freeport. The report concluded with these two sentences:
“I’ve been doing this a long time this is one of the most brutal rapes I have ever seen,” said Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas.
Police say Martinez Reyes is an illegal immigrant and was preparing to flee back to his native El Salvador when he caught.
That last sentence addresses an issue I have noted in many of my previous articles and even in some of my Congressional testimony over the years, that criminal aliens have a “trap door” that they may use to escape the “Long arm of the law.” They have the ability to flee the United States and hide in their home countries where extradition bay be difficult if not impossible.
This provides foreign criminals with an advantage over law enforcement that American criminals don’t have and, in my experience, emboldens alien criminals who know that they can “get out of Dodge” when they commit crimes.
On October 6th the local CBS television station also posted an article about this case, Arrest Made In Violent Freeport Rape reporting that the attack on the 36 year old woman went on for approximately one hour during which She was allegedly knocked unconscious twice and suffered eye damage, Her alleged assailant, Martinez Reyes has been charged with two counts of rape in the first-degree, two counts of sexual abuse and assault.
The CBS report noted:
Police describe Reyes as a day laborer/landscaper who did not know the victim with no prior criminal record. Investigators say he first came to the United States in 2010 at 16 after crossing the border in Texas. He was sent back and crossed the border again illegally in 2014.
The inexact language used by the reporters and police officers in describing immigration law violations underscores how immigration laws are ignored by all too many local law enforcement officers and prosecutors, thereby endangering public safety and national security. What does the term “sent back” mean? Was he ordered removed?
In point of fact, the expanding tactic for local, city and even some state governments to promulgate so-called “Sanctuary” policies all too frequently stymie law enforcement efforts by ICE agents to identify, locate, arrest and deport criminal aliens to effectively address the problem of recidivism. This would help protect members of the ethnic immigrant communities where criminal aliens, from around the world, ply their criminal “trades.”
The stark reality is that Sanctuary Policies Protect Sex Offenders, where victims are mere “speed bumps” on the road to anarchy.
The title of a frustrating recent report, States Enacted 116 Immigration Laws in 2018 It’s a slight decline from last year but still more than usual, shows how more and more jurisdictions are undermining border security and the integrity of the immigration system and, consequently, endangering public safety and national security.
Sanctuary policies may prohibit any sort of cooperation between those law enforcement entities and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to shield illegal aliens, including vicious criminals, from detection and removal from the United States by ICE agents.
As I noted in a recent article, Democrats’ Attack On Ice Agents Is Working (working to block border security and immigration law enforcement).
Meanwhile, there is irrefutable evidence that a nexus exists between Illegal Immigration And Crime.
News reports noted that Reyes was “sent back” but there is not clarity as to whether or not he was formally removed (deported) from the United States in 2010 per an order by an Immigration Judge. He is alleged to have subsequently reentered the United States without authorization.
If his removal from the United States was the result of an order of removal, that act, of reentering after removal without authorization, in and of itself, would constitute a federal felony that carries a maximum of two years in prison under the provisions of 8 U.S. Code § 1326 – Reentry of removed aliens. Under s section of that statute, aliens who have convictions for serious crimes face a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Aliens who had been previously deported and illegally reentered the U.S. would not only face jail tim, upon conviction. for crimes he/she may have committed upon returning illegally to the U.S., but could also face additional significant jail time for the crime of unlawful reentry.
Finally, such a criminal alien would then be deported from the United States.
These efforts would shield potential victims of such violent criminals who would be spending years in prison and then be removed from the United States.
Instead, sanctuary policies shield criminal aliens while endangering their potential victims.
However, none of the news accounts indicate that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) had been involved in the investigation and arrest of Ever Martinez Reyes.
Today the enforcement of our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States is greatly hobbled because of a number of factors beginning with the pitifully small number of ICE agents. There are approximately 6,000 ICE agents throughout the entire United States.. Furthermore, these overwhelmed and beleaguered agents not only enforce our immigration laws but customs laws, intellectual property laws, narcotics laws, laws pertaining to financial crimes and even laws that focus on the production of kiddie porn along with many other laws that are irrelevant to the enforcement of our immigration laws.
While the Democrats have literally gone off the “deep end” Republican politicians are only marginally better. The federal budget, for example, once again did not include funding for the border wall.
In fact, it is my belief that when President George W. Bush created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, rather than enhance border security and the enforcement of our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States, his actions did quite the opposite.
On May 5, 2005 I testified at a hearing conducted by the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims on the topic, “New ‘Dual Mission’ Of The Immigration Enforcement Agencies.” Of particular significance is the statement made by the then-chairman of that subcommittee, Rep. John Hostettler who, in part said in his prepared statement:
The Homeland Security Act, enacted in November 2002, split the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, or INS, into separate immigration service and enforcement agencies, both within the Department of Homeland Security. This split had been pursued by Chairman Sensenbrenner based on testimony and evidence that the dual missions of INS had resulted in poor performance.
Consider this additional excerpt from Chairman Hostettler’s testimony:
At no time during the reorganization planning was it anticipated by the Committee that an immigration enforcement agency would share its role with other enforcement functions, such as enforcement of our customs laws. This simply results in the creation of dual or multiple missions that the act sought to avoid in the first place.
Failure to adhere to the statutory framework established by HSA has produced immigration enforcement incoherence that undermines the immigration enforcement mission central to DHS, and undermines the security of our Nation’s borders and citizens.
The midterm elections are nearly upon us. The Republicans must finally come to terms with what is in the best interests for America and Americans, effective immigration law enforcement that does more than pay “lip service” to the demands of the great majority of American citizens.
As I noted in a recent article, America Needs A Border Wall Like Houses Need Insulation. Insulation, as any homeowner will tell you, pays for itself in short order. Securing the U.S./Mexican border would save lives and billions of dollars annually in the terms of money flowing out of the United States from illegal aliens working in the United States and as a result of the drug trade.
The Republicans must provide Americans with a true alternative to the anarchy and calls to sedition by the radical Left even as more innocent people fall victim to criminal aliens that the Democrats sanctimoniously shield from ICE.