Finally. Some members of Congress are at least pretending to get real about enforcing our existing immigration laws. I have long said that we can't even get to a place of evaluating how effective our current laws, quotas, etc. are if we aren't even enforcing what we already have in place.
Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) has introduced new legislation that would require local law enforcement agencies to uphold federal laws, rather than ignore them. Can you believe we even need a law to enforce a law? SIGH.
HR 3531, The Accountability in Enforcing Immigration Laws Act of 2007, would:
- Affirm and clarify that state and local law enforcement officials have the authority to apprehend and arrest illegal aliens encountered in the course of their routine duties;
- Provide additional federal funding to cooperating law enforcement agencies for the costs of apprehension and detention; and
- Revoke 25 percent of non-emergency federal Homeland Security funding for sanctuary cities that refuse to change their policies.
Awesome. Maybe now when a police officer pulls over a drunk illegal alien, they can begin the deportation process immediately rather than putting the person back into our community to potentially kill one of our citizens. Or when they're found on Home Depot's sidewalk begging for work and littering it up while they wait. Or any other regularly occurring scenario which allows foreigners to run rampant in our society with no accountability.
It would be a long road, but proper enforcement would ultimately lead to discouragement of illegal migration as opposed to the way we encourage them to work the red carpet we have rolled out for them now.
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