Skip to comments.What else will it take?
Posted on 08/24/2011 5:14:51 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Opponents of the Secure Communities program like to paint the most sympathetic picture of the victims of this immigration enforcement effort say, for example, the 18-year-old girl brought to the U.S. as a child, arrested for driving without a license and facing deportation to an unfamiliar country.
Never, ever do they hold up the Nicolas Guamans of the world as an example of the crying need to identify and deport those illegal immigrants who pose a very real threat to community safety which is what the program is all about.
Guaman, who stands accused of running down a motorcyclist in Milford while driving drunk on Saturday (his 6-year-old in tow), is just the latest poster child for Secure Communities, which calls on police to submit the fingerprints of criminal suspects to a federal immigration database. The feds then determine whether to initiate deportation proceedings.Well, thats the way it should work, but because the program is only in use in Boston it didnt in this case (or in the one involving the suspected killer of a mother and son back in February, or in God knows how many others).
Because, of course, this wasnt Guamans first brush with the law. In addition to several previous citations for driving without a license, he was charged in 2008 with breaking and entering and assaulting a cop in connection with a home invasion, and served probation. But in the absence of a program like Secure Communities, well, that was the end of that. He was then free to drink all day at his sisters house in Milford on Saturday, as investigators allege, then get behind the wheel and run smack into poor Matthew Denice.
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