Illegal alien attorney Cesar Vargas made light of the crime of overstaying visas, comparing the offense to just “getting a parking ticket.”
Vargas, who is actually an illegal alien attorney allowed to practice law, weighed in on the debate over abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“Why does ICE exist?” the first illegal alien lawyer to be licensed in New York, asked Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade who was sitting in for Tucker Carlson Friday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Vargas argued against the federal agency contending that resources could be used in better ways than worrying about deporting a college student or “a day laborer who is working in your house.”
Kilmeade pushed back, saying ICE officials are doing their job and enforcing the U.S. laws already in effect. He asked if ICE agents should “just walk away” if they come across illegal aliens living in America.
“Just as a state trooper lets the person driving 70 miles per hour on a 60 mile per hour road, he lets him go, and he pursues the one that’s speeding 100 miles per hour, there’s discretion there,” Vargas responded.
“Doesn’t it make your job harder when we’re making the bad guys law enforcement?” Kilmeade asked.
“I think there are bad guys in law enforcement,” Vargas replied.
Law enforcement officials make “$60,000 to walk out with a kevlar vest everyday, and in Philadelphia they are screamed at and spit on,” Kilmeade interjected.
When pressed about whether laws should be enforced for those who have overstayed their visas, Vargas said officers should “focus on fighting crime in their communities, and they should be building relationships with their immigrant communities to ensure that we are investigating violent offenses.”
“Is it a crime to overstay your visa or be here illegally?” Kilemade asked.
“It’s a civil offense — it’s just like getting a parking ticket,” Vargas replied.
In other immigration news, Mexico’s Communist president-elect and Andrés Manuel López Obrador has sent shock waves through the Americas.
Few realize that his election is likely to increase the number of low-income, low-skill illegal aliens coming to the United States.
Obrador admires Cuba and former Chilean socialist leader Salvador Allende. Venezuela’s socialist dictator Hugo Chávez helped with previous presidential campaigns by providing advisors and Venezuelan ambassador reportedly attended meetings with Obrador supporters.
While Mexican presidential candidates have long supported illegal aliens coming to the United States, Obrador’s rhetoric has been different.
Instead of campaigning on the traditional promise that life in Mexico will improve so that people won’t have to leave their country, Obrador has been more direct: “We will defend… the migrants of the world who, by necessity, have to leave their villages to seek life in the United States; it is a human right that we will defend.”
Obrador’s party, The National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), has won solid majorities in both the lower and upper houses of Congress.
Now, there may be no stopping this party’s Communist agenda. Lenin would be proud.
Just the threat of nationalizing companies will scare away foreign and domestic investment. While Obrador has promised not to increase taxes, there will surely be an increase in business regulations. Since President Trump took office, Americans have seen that attracting foreign investment increases the number of jobs, which in turn leads to higher salaries. Even before Obrador’s victory, some companies — such as Ford Motors — engaged in an about-face on planned car plants.
When the Mexican economy is faltering and the U.S. economy is booming, people get more determined to illegally cross the border. In recent decades, Cuban refugees have been desperate enough to brave shark-infested waters. Let’s hope that Mexico doesn’t become yet another socialist dystopia.
President Trump is concerned that countries such as Mexico are already sending people who are “not their best,” but that is only going to get worse. Obrador’s promised 140 percent increase in the minimum wage will encourage more illegal immigration. Employers won’t offer as many jobs if they are paying a higher minimum wage, and in the face of a job shortage less skilled workers will have trouble competing with more skilled ones.
Yet, unskilled illegal aliens who can’t get jobs in Mexico, will find work in the United States. With few enforcement officers, the government depends on workers to alert them when employers pay them less than the minimum wage. Workers can sue for twice however much they are paid below that wage.
It is hard for American citizens to work for less than the minimum wage, because they can’t credibly promise employers that they won’t be suing for twice the amount that they were underpaid. The longer they work for the company, the more they get from suing. Illegal aliens risk being identified and deported if they sue.
Mexicans are going to become disillusioned with Obrador, whose most powerful campaign theme was to eliminate rampant corruption. Eliminating corruption will supposedly pay for all his new government programs.
Unfortunately, Obrador doesn’t seem to realize that more government means more corruption. Everything else equal, the more favors that government has to give out, the more corruption.
With massive, promised increases in government spending, Obrador isn’t going to have the money to do things that might decrease corruption, such as increasing government workers’ salaries.
Mexico is already a not a wealthy country. After adjusting for differences in cost of living, per capita income in the United States is 3.3 times greater than Mexico.
With Obrador, that gap is going to only get bigger and more Mexicans will soon be trying to illegally enter the United States.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
July 15th, 2018