Today’s commentary focuses on the apprehension of a citizen of India and a landed immigrant of Canada who was apprehended by American law enforcement officers.
Ninderjit Singh, the individual who was arrested was on the run for 12 years after he allegedly killed a then 18 year old girl Poonam Randhawa, was apprehended as a result of the cooperation of Canadian law enforcement authorities working with ICE and the California Highway Patrol.
What you should pay particular attention to was the way that Singh was identified, by a traffic stop that was conducted by members of the California Highway Patrol. Whether or not the stop was a so-called “pretext stop” in which a vehicle is targeted for a law enforcement vehicle traffic stop to effectively identify the driver or occupants of a vehicle or if this was a random stop, the point is that local and state police officers must be able to properly and completely identify individuals that they encounter in course of their official duties.
What is perplexing was that not only did the CBS News report not discuss how Singh entered the United States, but the ICE news release also failed to address how Singh had managed to enter the United States. The only mention of his immigration status was the fact that the suspect is a citizen of India and a lawful immigrant in Canada.
As I have often noted, illegal aliens have many reasons for running our nation’s borders and evading the lawful inspections process. Among those reasons are aliens who are fugitives in their home country or other country and are seeking to evade the “long arm of the law.”
This is why the immigration status of individuals must be taken into account when those individuals are encountered by law enforcement officers. Fugitives are often so intent on evading identification and arrest that they are willing to resort to extreme violence in order to prevent being arrested. This potential for extreme violence poses a threat to alw enforcement and members of the community.
In this case, Singh’s identity was determined by a fingerprint comparison. While not noted in the report, he may well have provided a set of ID including a driver’s license in a false name when he was stopped by the California Highway Patrol.
The victim of the crime for which Singh is accused of having committed was of the same ethnicity as was Singh. This is not uncommon. This is why it is utterly false and misleading to say that enforcing the immigration laws are “anti-immigrant.” Immigrant communities of all ethnicities and origins are most at risk to the crimes committed by transnational gangs and criminals as well as alien fugitives who are most likely to attempt to “hide in plain sight” by moving into an immigrant community comprised of people who are of the same ethnicity.
They do this because they are most comfortable in such communities where they most easily relate to the people who live in those communities and are able to eat the foods that they are accustomed to but also know that it is far easier to go undetected by living in such communities where they may also expect the residents to have an “Us against them” mentality and harbor them from law enforcement if they conceal their criminal backgrounds and simply claim to be illegal aliens.
The law enforcement officers who were involved in the apprehension of this fugitives accomplished a job “well done” but there are many, many more bad guys “out there” who continue to pose a risk. The effective enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws including having adequate numbers of ICE personnel to enforce the immigration laws would certainly be of great value in enhancing national security and national security- missions for which our federal government needs to be made accountable.
A country without secure borders can no more stand than can a house without walls!
If our country is to survive and if our children and their children are to get their share of the “American Dream” the citizens of this nation must take their citizenship seriously!
We the People must be the best citizens we can be, citizens who are worthy of the gallantry demonstrated by our valiant men and women in the military, law enforcement and firefighters, who routinely go in harm’s way in defense of this nation and our citizens.
My goal in writing this and other commentaries is to point out our nations many failings before more victims pay the ultimate price for the incompetence and ineptitude of our government.
The first step in problem-solving is to first identify the problems and vulnerabilities and then devise strategies to overcome them.
If you find yourself to be in agreement with this commentary, I ask that you forward it to as many of your friends and family members as possible and encourage them to do the same. We need to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
The practice of good citizenship does not end in the voting booth, it only begins there.
The large scale apathy demonstrated by citizens of this nation has emboldened elected representatives to all but ignore the needs of the average American citizen in a quest for massive campaign funds and the promises of votes to be ostensibly delivered by special interest groups. There is much that we cannot do but there is one thing that We the People absolutely must do- we must stop sitting on the sidelines!
The collective failure of We the People to get involved in make our concerns known to our politicians have nearly made the concerns of the great majority of the citizens of this nation all but irrelevant to the politicians. I implore you to get involved!
I believe our nation’s is greatly benefited by the rich diversity of our people which is why I could never imagine living anywhere except New York City, arguably the most diverse city in our nation if not, in fact, the world. However, my idea of diversity most certainly does not include members of MS-13, the Mexican drug cartels or members of other transnational gangs or members of al-Qaeda!
If our government’s failures to secure our nation’s borders and effectively enforce our immigration laws concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation!
All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.
This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated; this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!
You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!
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