HILLSBOROUGH – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has already taken a non-cooperative stance with federal immigration authorities when it comes to detainer requests. As in, when they arrest an illegal alien for a crime, and ICE requests they be held for deportation proceedings, Orange County says, “No, thanks. We’ll just release the illegal alien criminal back into the public to slip away.”
Yet activists on the Left think even that is not enough. Groups like Siembra NC want a complete abandonment of rule of law, no borders, and no consequences.
“[…] when ICE can walk freely into Orange County Jail, some community advocates say these agents take advantage of that freedom and wrongly deport individuals and separate families due to minor crimes like driving without a license.
Reyna is one of those community advocates and an undocumented community member. She is also one of the driving forces and organizers of Siembra NC – an organization of Latinx people defending rights and ‘building power with papers and without papers.’
Siembra is a part of the Close the Loopholes Coalition, a team of faith, civic and immigrant groups from across Orange County united to stopping unnecessary ICE detentions in the county jail. Siembra and the Close the Loophole Coalition are hoping to limit the presence of ICE in the community and erase the fear that comes with it.
Kelly Morales, another leader of Siembra NC, helped translate Reyna’s interview on her behalf. Reyna says making a few small changes to the Sheriff’s ICE detainer policy can have a big impact.
“A lot of our community members are scared to drive, scared to take their children to school or go to the grocery store,” Reyna says. “With that fear that if at any point they are arrested for driving, they might be interacting with ICE in the jail.” […]”
So federal immigration authorities, being allowed to enforced immigration laws, represents a “loophole,” while individuals in the country illegally, arrested for separate crimes, and then released without consequence is ‘justice?’
Imagine skipping out on taxes, and then organizing an advocacy group to protest the enforcement of tax laws, while arguing that it’s unfair for the IRS to make you feel uncomfortable. This is the Left’s logic on the illegal immigration issue.
Read more about this ridiculous, yet seriously concerning movement here.