New York Times editorial: stop the "ugly" immigration raids!
Someone has to do it, so let's look at the latest New York Times immigration editorial entitled "Stop the Raids" (link). Because of recent and apparently sloppy immigration raids on Long Island, the NYT is now calling for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be much more careful. However, it's pretty easy to see that no matter how careful they were - perhaps even going as far as allowing the ACLU and the Mexican government to tag along for the ride - the NYT would find something to complain about. Because, for them, what's important is that there are 12 to 20 million people here who are enriching crooked businesses and confering political power, and sending those people home would cost those businesses money and cost politicians power.
Armed squads bursting into homes in the dead of night with shotguns and automatic weapons, terrorizing families and taking away anyone who lacks identity papers, even if they have raided the wrong house. It may sound like Baghdad, but it is the suburbs of New York City, the latest among hundreds of communities around the country where federal agents have been invading homes and workplaces in search of immigrants to deport... Federal officials say the raids are a focused campaign to catch gang members and other fugitives. That would be good if Immigration and Customs Enforcement were carefully extracting the dangerous criminal sliver from a population of 12 million illegal immigrants.
Yes, take the "criminal sliver", but leave the rest since they're making money for someone.
The NYT is a supporter of immigration "reform", which would include ramped-up enforcement. So, either the NYT would look the other way when post-"reform" enforcement "terrorizes" people, or they'd just keep printing editorials like this in an attempt to discourage post-"reform" raids. Their characterization of ICE enforcement actions as something approaching the Gestapo isn't exactly a hopeful sign for those who think they'd support future enforcement.
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