Every time I hear a Democrat politician refer to America’s rule-of-law I get a bit nauseous. They coddle violent demonstrators, say women accusers should be believed without proof, encourage … yes, encourage … illegal entry into the United States and generally ignore laws they do not like.

The latest manifestation of left-wing lawlessness is the response of many Democrat leaders and their media allies to the rounding up and deporting thousands of people in America illegally.  A number of Democrat mayors – who hypocritically preside over institutional racism in their cities – are protecting criminals from the long arm of justice.

The latest mayor to defy both law and logic is Chicago’s new chief executive officer, Mayor Lori Lightfoot.  In response to the increased enforcement of our immigration laws by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Lightfoot issues this statement.

“We are all aware of the threat from President Trump regarding raids by ICE, and in response, Chicago has taken concrete steps to support our immigrant communities. I have directed – and Superintendent Johnson has confirmed – that CPD has terminated ICE’s access to CPD’s databases related to federal immigration enforcement activities. I have also personally spoken with ICE leadership in Chicago and voiced my strong objection to any such raids. Further, I reiterated that CPD will not cooperate with or facilitate any ICE enforcement actions. Chicago will always be a welcoming city and a champion for the rights of our immigrant and refugee communities, and I encourage any resident in need of legal aid to contact the National Immigrant Justice Center.”

This is nothing short of defiance of the law of the land … the rule-of-law.  This is what autocrats do to maintain power – develop an extra-legal constituency.  And as a born and bred Chicagoan, I can assure you that it is a one-party autocratic system

What is particularly obnoxious and offensive about Lightfoot’s action – and the actions of all those other anti-law Democrat mayors – is that ICE is NOT … repeat NOT … undertaking a general sweep of those in America illegally.  They are rounding up individuals who have gone through the legal system … who have had their day in court … and have been ORDERED by the courts to be deported.

These are people who have been determined to be unqualified for asylum – and a very large percentage have criminal issues.  It you follow Lightfoot’s logic, no illegal alien – no matter of the criminal history or malicious intent – should ever be deported.

In an effort to build public sympathy, critics of the ICE efforts say these are also families.  No doubt.  But the real question is whether these families have one or more parents who are criminals.  That could even apply to the so-called children since they refer to anyone under 18 as a “child” – again to give a false impression.

The left-wing media is complicit in this fraud on the public by echoing the false narratives with their false impressions.  They rarely note that the people being sought have been judged and ordered to be deported.  They play up the “family” reference without reporting why these folks have been found by our legal system to be unworthy of remaining in America.

Democrats say that some of these parents have children who are American citizens by virtue of birthright citizenship because they were born in the United States.  While that may be true, it does not mean we should not follow the court order to deport.

Parents in that situation can take the kid with them or leave the child with legal relatives.  Yes, it is a heart-rendering decision, but child separation is rather common when we send folks to jail.  Having a child does not absolve a person for obeying the law.

Lightfoot’s states that her action is to protect Chicago’s “immigrant communities.”  Sorry Mayor.  The folks ordered out of our country are not “immigrants.”  The are here illegally … period.  Yes, we are a nation of immigrants – and that means, or should mean, legal immigrants.  Just because Lightfoot calls them immigrants does not make them such.

It has always struck me strange that Democrats seem to be playing up to minority Americans or legal immigrants from Hispanic countries.  As a person who has spent a fair amount of time in the Hispanic communities, I have found that the good people in those neighborhoods are not very fond of gangbangers and drug dealers who bring crime and violence to their doorstep – even if the criminals are of the same ethnic background.   That is like saying our Italian communities love the Mafia or our Asian communities welcome Triad.

If you follow Lightfoot’s apparent thinking to its logical end, perhaps she should insulate the Latin Kings and MS13 because they might have families from which they would be separated if you toss them in the hoosegow.   Oh!  The Mayor is potentially insulating MS13 gangsters from law enforcement.

With this kind of selective law enforcement – or more correctly “non-enforcement” – it is no wonder that Chicago crime rates are so high, especially in the minority communities that Lightfoot claims to be protecting.

I am all for immigration reform that would normalize the presence of millions of people currently in America illegally – but we need both a legal and vetting system to accomplish that.  My generosity of spirit does NOT apply to criminals and those the courts have ordered OUT.  Sensible immigration reform is something congressional Democrats seem to be resisting like an invitation to spend two weeks in a motel in the Dominican Republic.

So, there ‘tis.

By Larry Horist

So, there ‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

16 thoughts on “ICE Brings The Left To Tears”
  1. If Chicago law enforcement OFFICERS are willing to go along with the MAYOR and break the LAW they swore to up hold and to protect us TRUE CITIZENS of are country, then what would stop the POLICE OFFICERS and the MAYOR’S office from turn against all of us and do what ever they want ? Open your eyes before we find ourselves on the outside looking in and wondering how the H*** did I not see that coming !!!! just saying

  2. It is an Federal felony to break or changes Federal Immigration Laws of the United States. All criminals are subject to get arrested without hesitation by the ICE and Military’s enforcement teams. This includes any states/city’s that harboring illegals immigrants. Any party who are protecting illegals are subject to get arrested immediately.
    There will be no more free ride to illegals and to laws breakers. They will be facing an mandatory 25 years in Federal prison.

  3. Cut off all federal funding until these states and cities come into compliance with federal law tell the Justice Department to do what Obama did when Arizona tried to go against federal law.

  4. That’s a really stupid article – no one is protecting MS 13 or other Hispanic criminals – they are treated like every ethnicity- so stop your b.s. You are just another minion of “President” Trump who thinks it’s the ‘Right thing to do to treat immigrants and their children ‘Differently’ than other people and call countries with darker skin people “shitholes”.
    You are NO better than he and his so-called bigots and racists that follow him. Shame! Shame on you! Try telling the truth.

  5. these scumbag mayors of sanctuary cities should all be shot as traitors the president is 100% correct in deporting these lousy foreigners back to where they came from THEY DONT BELONG HERE AND NOBODY REALLY WANTS THEM HERE THATS THE HARD TRUTH SORRY IDIOT LIBERALS

  6. Wonderful article, your point of separation of families if a crime is committed is on point, no citizen here can escape justice because of being a parent, which is as it should be, likely a sitting judge would remind them “might have considered being with your love ones’ before committing a crime.”

  7. The terrible thing is the established legal immigrants in their communities have to deal with those that are there illegally. Which means here against the laws of our land. I’m from Chicago I feel that these choices that the mayors making are detrimental to our city and our country. I’m all for legal immigration but these folks have decided to bust into our country which puts those who are trying to get in legally further back in the line of them getting in legally. Those that want to be legal citizens are suffering because of this illegal activity and the Democratic Party that’s supporting it. Wake up America. If we were in war time these people would be shot trying to get in illegally. I approve of soldiers being armed. Maybe use pellet guns or something to make them stay in their side till they can come legally into our country.

  8. Talking about Obummer. Why isn’t he in prison. He’s the threat from the get go.

  9. Pellet guns will only antagonize the illegals even more. What do some of our larger cities, L.A. NYC, Frisco, Dallas use to quell a riot.??. Works there to repel rioters. Why not at the border? Humane action, non lethal and stops them in their tracks.

  10. Just another bigotted, racial, uninformed, Trump hating, Dumbocrat, blowing of steam.

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