Illegal immigration continues to cause massive headaches for U.S. officials.
Politicians with an open border agenda are making the problem ten times worse.
And now the border crisis just led to one unspeakable crime.
The Democrats are now the party of open borders.
The party that once protested illegal immigration and used the language of border hawks now wants as many people flowing into the country as possible.
Far-left labor leader César Chavez and his supporters used to even beat up illegal aliens trying to cross into the United States.
The left has gone from one extreme to the other.
Instead of illegal aliens at the border, the left is fighting to keep illegal aliens in the country at all costs.
And the effects of that are horrifying.
Angel Moms, mothers whose children have been killed by illegal aliens who should have never been in the country, have had to deal with Democrats embracing “sanctuary city” policies; Democrats in jurisdictions who refuse to cooperate with ICE in their attempt to deport dangerous criminals.
The latest example of sanctuary policy gone horribly wrong happened in Chicago.
Christopher Puente, an illegal alien who had already been deported before, was scheduled to be deported by ICE after being arrested for a crime.
Instead of turning over Puente to ICE, Chicago law enforcement released Puente back into the community.
That’s when the unspeakable happened—Puente allegedly raped a three-year-old little girl in a bathroom stall.
Puente already had an extensive criminal record spanning 20 years that included burglary, forgery, trespassing, and domestic battery.
The left likes to pretend that ICE is deporting people for jaywalking.
The illegal aliens being targeted by ICE more resemble Puente than someone who received a minor citation.
ICE called out Chicago for its horrendous sanctuary policy that led to the unforgivable assault on a toddler.
“How many more victims must there be before lawmakers realize that sanctuary policies do not protect the innocent?” ICE’s Chicago field office director asked.
“Puente should have been in ICE custody last year and removed to his home country. Instead, irresponsible lawmaking allowed him to walk free and prey on our most vulnerable.”
This is obviously correct and indefensible.
Of course, leftist Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot tried to use the Democrat tactic of deflecting blame back on ICE.
Lightfoot said, “If ICE is complaining, then they should do their job better, and they shouldn’t do things that are traumatizing young children.”
First, ICE was trying to do their job and she obstructed them.
Second, Lightfoot tried to pivot to the fake scandal revolving around child separations during detentions at the border.
Lightfoot also stepped on a landmine when she doubled down on the sanctuary policy that allowed Puente to go free.
“We have said very clearly we are a welcoming city, a sanctuary city. Chicago Police Department will not cooperate with ICE on any immigration-related business,” she added.
“And that’s affected their ability to conduct immigration raids across the city. But that’s exactly our intention.”
So Lightfoot is blaming ICE while acknowledging it’s her intention to make ICE’s job harder.
Sanctuary city policies are complete lunacy and lives are in danger as a result.