On August 3rd I was interviewed briefly by Neil Cavuto, on his Fox News program, “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” to discuss the fact that a nun had been killed and two other nuns had been injured by an illegal alien who had been arrested on previous occasions and charged with drunk driving and was then released on his own recognizance pending the outcome of the deportation (removal) proceedings that had been initiated previously.
Here is a link to the video of my appearance on Neil’s show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPoIefO5mHk&feature=fvwk
The day before I appeared on Neil’s program the Washington Times published a news article that provided details about this maddening case. I have attached the news report, in its entirety, beneath my commentary.
I suggest you consider this passage from that news article I have attached below that Washington Times article that was published on August 2nd:
In a June 30 memo, John T. Morton, assistant secretary of homeland security for ICE, said agents should focus their capture and deportation efforts on illegal immigrants who were suspected of terrorism, had been convicted of violent crimes or were repeat offenders, gang members or “aliens who otherwise pose a serious risk to public safety.” He did not define what rose to the level of serious risk.
I want you to take a moment to reflect on that memo.
Anyone with an ounce of intelligence has to come to the conclusion that anyone who would drive a vehicle while drunk is a threat to the safety of the community in which he (she) is operating that motor vehicle. That is the reason that driving while Under the Influence (of alcohol or drugs) is illegal.
Dead is dead.
Sister Denise Mosier would not and could not have been any deader (sic) if she had been killed by a terrorist!
Furthermore, while we are on the topic of illegal, Carlos A. Martinelly-Montano, the alien who drove drunk and killed a nun and injured two others was also illegally present in the United States. His illegal presence in our country was already known to ICE. He had been, according to the article, previously arrested on two other occasions and charged with drunk driving.
These facts beg the question, why did he have a driver’s license? (Presuming he had one – since there was no mention of his being charged with driving without a license.)
As you will also note during my interview with Neil Cavuto, Neil asked the bottom line question, “What does it take to get kicked out of the United States?”
When I began my career at the INS as a special agent, any illegal alien we encountered was “fair game.” Back then, even though the old INS always lacked the resources, no illegal alien could expect to get a pass if he was illegally present in the United States. Today the administration is claiming to be reviewing efforts to order illegal aliens removed from our nation on a case by case basis, refusing to remove illegal aliens unless they are convicted of serious crimes.
The program that has been called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” would actually make unlawful entry into our country a prerequisite for being granted lawful immigration status and ultimately United States citizenship!
The immigration laws of our nation, just as is the case where immigration laws of other nations are concerned, is to prevent the entry of aliens whose presence in the country they seek to enter would be harmful to that nation or the citizens of that nation. Failing to prevent the entry of those aliens whose presence represents a violation of law, the next order of business, you would think, would be to identify illegal aliens and seek their removal.
This is precisely what the officials of the State of Arizona are attempting to do and we all know how warmly that offer was received by the federal government!
Rather than chastising a true political leader- Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and members of her state’s legislature, the President of the United States needs to take his oath of office serious and secure our nation’s borders and do whatever is necessary to make certain that there is real integrity within the immigration system where immigration benefits and the enforcement of the immigration laws from within the interior of the United States are concerned!
It is time for the politicians in Washington to live up to their oaths of office as well!
They must take to heart the statements made by the union leaders who represent the employes of Immigration and Custom Enforcement and do whatever is necessary to address these massive deficiencies as quickly and effectively as possible. The security of our nation and the safety of our citizens must, without equivocation take priority over any political goals or agenda.
It is unacceptable that the citizens of this nation be alienated by their own government especially where border security and the enforcement and administration of our nation’s immigration laws are concerned!
A country without secure borders can no more stand than can a house without walls!
November 2nd cannot come fast enough!
We the People, throughout this nation must seek opportunities to make it clear to our political “representatives” that we understand their game plan and won’t tolerate it!.
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 and members of al-Qaeda!
If reading this makes it difficult for you to sleep now- perhaps you could do something worthwhile- perhaps you might spend a couple of your sleepless hours writing letters to your elected representatives this evening and remind them that Election Day is just two months away!
We the People can add to the consternation of these politicians who are failing to live up to their oaths of office by contacting them and making it abundantly clear that election day is coming and they should think of election day as their personal “Day of Reckoning!”
Our government must live up to its obligation of protecting its own citizens and, indeed, all who are present in our country from the criminals and terrorists who would threaten our lives and the survival of our nation and our way of life. In the end, the government is actually those who are elected to act as our “leaders.” Those who fail to truly lead and look out for those they are supposed to represent, need to be sent packing this coming Election Day!
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.
Any politician who refuses to work to secure our borders and create an immigration system that has integrity is either corrupt or too dumb to keep his (her) job. Any politician, irrespective of party affiliation who favors Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the outrageous betrayal that this would represent given the national security implications that this program would have, should be shown the door at the next election!
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!”
In just two months, each and every member of the House of Representatives is up for reelection. More than one third of the members of the United States Senate will have to face their constituents. They need to be reminded that they work for us, We the People!
However, 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!
If this situation 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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