• On the Streets of Bend, OR: Defending Criminal Aliens vs. Enforcing Federal Immigration Law

    Surge Summary: Wednesday night Radicals in Bend, OR attempted to keep ICE agents from removing criminal aliens. The local police made excuses, the mayor spoke against the federal officers. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is committed to enforcing immigration law.

    Last night so-called “progressives” blocked the streets of Bend, Oregon, in order to prevent federal ICE agents from removing two criminal illegal aliens.  The protest spanned several hours, and local authorities made it absolutely clear that they stood with the criminal aliens.

    Bend Police essentially apologized to the mob.  Chief Mike Krantz noted that his officers were not helping ICE in any way whatsoever, and that they were only on the scene “to allow free speech and a peaceful area to assemble.”

    Bend Mayor Sally Russell tweeted her opposition to the ICE arrests, adding, “I am very worried for everyone in our community, and especially our Latinx community.”

    By the way, Sally Russell is not a “Latinx.” Three-quarters of Hispanics have never heard the term “Latinx” and only 3% of Hispanics actually use it.

    Not to be outdone, District Attorney John Hummel tweeted, “I’ve never been so disgusted by my government and so proud of my community.”

    Really?  Because I suspect there are a lot of law-abiding Oregonians who would be disgusted that local government officials are shielding criminal aliens.  That’s nothing to be proud of.

    If the mayor, the DA and the police chief aren’t willing to enforce the law, they should resign or be impeached!  Thankfully, someone is enforcing the law and that would be President Trump.

    Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli issued a strong statement insisting that getting criminal aliens who threaten public safety off the streets was part of ICE’s mission.

    Cuccinelli also warned, “ICE will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of its officers and detainees, and will vigorously pursue prosecution against anyone who puts them in harm’s way.”

    It is disturbing how so many progressives think they are justified in essentially seceding from the rest of the country because they don’t like certain federal laws.

    Well, the truth is that Americans overwhelmingly reject sanctuary city policies, and they want criminal illegal aliens out of the country.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge

    Originally posted here.

    Image: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/; https://www.flickr.com/photos/us_icegov/27240932298

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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