Forced Criminal Prosecution of Border Crossers
“Border crossers are criminalsimply because DHS says so.” This fictional statementcharacteristic of the dark ages
Inquisition, rings true when the Department of Homeland Security DHS is
resolved to continue its practice of forced criminalprosecution of mere
“Border crossers are criminal simply because DHS says so.”
This fictional statement characteristic of the dark ages Inquisition, rings true when the Department of Homeland Security DHS is resolved to continue its practice of forced criminal prosecution of mere border crossers.
Immigration policy during the first year of the Obama administration changed very little and rather perpetuated some of the worst civil rights violations by the Bush administration, reported the Immigration Policy Center IPC in its study “The Challenge of Reform”.
“DHS has continued to make use of Operation Streamline, a zero-tolerance policy along the southern border which requires mandatory criminal prosecution of non-violent border crossers,”concluded the IPC.
Those crossing the border for the first time face misdemeanor charges and up to six months in prison, while those who re-enter after deportation face felony charges and up to 20 years in prison according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
A felony charge and 20 years in prison, that is just about what Wall Street crook Mr. Madoff was initially ordered. The difference is Mr. Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 felony charges for embezzling BILLIONS of dollars.
Only one of Mr. Madoff client-victims lost $1.6 million dollars worth of their life savings.
Only one non-murderer, non-drug or fire arms trafficker, border crosser who manages to enter the U.S. would have to work 100 years to pay off one of Mr. Madoff’s victims.
Yet a non-embezzler, non-murder ousborder crosser, is still regarded a “criminal alien” by the federal government.
This is plain idiocy and it is not isolated, it’s paired with violations of fundamental human and constitutional rights such as Due Process.
Even the Ninth Circuit “determined that… expedited group hearings violate federal law”, in the case of United States v. Roblero-Soliz in 2009, referring to the “assembly-line justice”practiced during mass hearings carried out in less than 48 hours of border crosser detainees.
While the American public is fooledinto believing America is safer due to its merciless war on “criminal bordercrossers” their federal government is relinquishing its duty to fight realcriminals; increasingly less tax dollars are consecrated to violent criminalsor crooks like Mr. Madoff.