RALEIGH – With the state government in a stalemate, the Big Impeachment Show, and now the impending 2020 elections, the ills of lacking a secure border and poor enforcement of immigration laws by some have taken a back seat in the news cycle. For as much as the spread of the corona virus is dominating the headlines, illegal entrants coming from COVID-19 outbreak epicenters is one of those ills. So too are enforcement softspots that proactively disengage with federal authorities to accomplish basic rule of law objectives in pursuit of safer communities.
The monthly report from North Carolinians For Immigration Reform and Enforcement (NCFIRE) is one of the more jarring downsides. When crimes against children are arguably preventable through proper enforcement of immigration law and border security, it makes a powerful argument for a reaffirmation of rule of law principles that enable us to secure the blessings of liberty for all who live here in North Carolina and across the country.
From the NCFIRE Feburary Report:
“[…] In the month of February, we were able to document 15 illegal aliens, who committed 40 separate acts of child rape/child sexual assault on NC’s children.
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Again, the ONLY way to get this to stop, is to contact your NC House and Senate members and demand they enact tough, state level illegal immigration laws. […]”
As bad as some of these crimes are, it’s hard to imagine law enforcement leaders choosing to release such people, even if they meet standard bail requirements. Remember these individuals are already in custody for another crime, law enforcement are literally aware of a deportable infraction, have feds waiting to assist in enforcing those laws, and DECIDE NOT to cooperate.
State legislation to require such cooperation can only happen if Republicans gain enough leverage via 2020 elections to pass a bill with a Republican governor, or override a sure veto from another term of Governor Roy Cooper.