So, we have a group of people in this country illegally. A state senator writes a law that says simply if a person is arrested for a felony, find out if they are an illegal alien and if they are, deport them.
All of a sudden it’s turned Georgia into the wild west. This is advocacy journalism and I frankly don’t buy it.
Let’s now presume this story is true
When Emelina Ramirez’s roommates attacked her, punching and kicking her in the stomach, she called the police for help. The police handcuffed her, took her to jail and ran her fingerprints through a federal database. She is now in an Alabama cell awaiting deportation.
What happened to the attackers? I presume they are in jail or being deported. Let’s not forget that they were punished (they were). Ms. Ramirez is an illegal alien. Yes, she’s the victim of a crime and I have a great deal of sympathy for her and understand the catch 22, but they are here illegally.
I’m not going to get all worked up if they somehow think that, oh woe as me, we stand to be the victims of crime if we illegally cross into the United States. That might just be a good market based incentive to not break the law in the first place.
In all seriousness, I do hope the police will not target the victims of crime as well as the criminals in dealing with illegal aliens, but I’m not going to get worked up about it if they do. As much as I have sympathy for the victims of crime, they are also criminals.