RALEIGH – At a recent meeting of Governor Roy Cooper’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, more than 100 people attended. Many of them were activists on behalf of illegal immigrants, and they used the platform to plead for Cooper’s protection from ICE.
Activist groups called on Gov. Roy Cooper to take action following the recent arrests of nearly 200 undocumented immigrants in North Carolina.
Many undocumented residents have said they are living in fear following the recent ICE raids. […]
“Someone in his position influences others simply by the statements that he makes, so if he comes out in support for these issues then other people are more likely to speak up because they see someone in such power speaking up for us,” said Maria Lopez Gonzalez, an immigration activist. “The least that we think he could do is say he stands with us, that he wants to protect us. That he’s willing to do something.” […]
To be clear, the group wants Cooper to take action to thwart federal immigration law. To be even more clear, the illegal aliens are living in fear that those laws will be enforced, because they are in violation of them.
Governor Cooper’s spokesman essentially backed up this social justice sentiment of the Left, which has complete disregard for a system of law and order, said sweeping raids like these can separate innocent families and cause fear in communities that don’t deserve to have that fear.
Listen, we won’t deny that there are many wholesome, fine families among them, but if they have illegally entered into the country in clear and willful violation of our laws, how are they innocent? By definition they are guilty of breaking the law, and so fear of those laws being enforced is absolutely deserved.
It will be interesting to see just how far Cooper takes the appeasement path with respect to these radical Leftist immigration groups.