Wednesday, April 19, 2017

American Temple Guards

American Temple Guards

... Or Gestapo, depending on your taste. USA Today has the story of the first immigrant with designated deferred status, which is still the law,  to end up in Mexico -- despite the pudgy president's promise that such things will not happen because of his big heart.
 It took the Praetorians only three hours to get him out of the country. They were able to move so fast because they didn't allow him time to get his wallet to prove who he is.

The people supervising deportations these days are not trained police officers. They sure as heck are not FBI or Secret Service. Too many of them were simply attracted by the chance to wear a uniform, carry a gun and push people around. Every country has them. Our country winnows most out at police academies. But then they reappear as "homeland security" first offenders, I mean first responders. Whatever.
 That is why many real law enforcement people don't want to work with, or even get near, them. For which the real law enforcement people are accused by our "big-hearted" president of having "sanctuary cities."


  1. And if they don't get on with ICE or "homeland security" they can always apply for a job with airline security. Qualifications would seem to be that you can deplane a person while hitting as many immovable objects as possible with them on the way out.
    And if deporting Dreamers isn't enough, the Praetorians can go after mothers of four and split up their families like this.

  2. DHS Secretary John Kelly had this to say about critics (especially it seems ones in Congress, but I don't think he'd like us either)

    Kelly: “If lawmakers do not like the laws they’ve passed and we are charged to enforce, then they should have the courage and skill to change the laws,’’ Secretary John F. Kelly said. “Otherwise they should shut up and support the men and women on the front lines.’’

    Strong wording there...surprised me... maybe that's how the military talk to political leaders.

  3. I hate to say it, but Kelly has a valid point. We could have had a rational, coherent immigration policy. But we as a nation squandered opportunities for that, I guess because we preferred an irrational, incoherent system that is vulnerable to being enforced capriciously and inconsistently.