Skip to comments.Tribune Editorial: ICE crackdown is making all of us less safe
Posted on 05/30/2017 1:26:34 PM PDT by lowbridge
It's how dictators operate.
Pick a relatively small, politically powerless group of people and portray them as objects of fear and derision. Then swoop in with the power of the state to arrest members of that disfavored group and reap the political benefits of protecting the state from the threat that you invented.
This is why the current administration's move to arrest and deport more people who are in the United States without proper documentation, but who have committed no other crime, is so troubling and so counter to what America should stand for.
Whether by design or default, this is a policy of divide and conquer, one that re-enforces irrational fears of The Other among many citizens while pushing members of immigrant communities further into a parallel world where contact with all government services including legitimate law enforcement comes to be feared and shunned.
This does not make anyone safer. It makes us all less safe, less able to move freely and do our business without looking over our shoulder.
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Like taxpayers, for example?
typical mormon lies...
since the Trib fired many of the non-mormon staff a couple of years ago, any truth that was once published has gone out the window at this paper...
instead now the “news” comes from the morg...
Somebody needs to OTHER-ize the American media, preferably by PULVER-izing them. What happened in Montana was a good start.
The Russia/Russia bs is just a rat and rino distraction from the real meddlers and real interfering evil scum of our elections. The Mexican Government, their illegals here, the rat politicians, and our Rinos, who want them for their cheap labor and votes, are the real meddlers in our election, not Russia!
Mexico has been interfering in our elections since LBJ!
Illegals and their liberal supporters threatening Texas legislators for daring to uphold our laws re immigration in the Gallery @ the Texas Legislature Building.
How many millions of $s/Pesos has Mexico donated to the democrats to keep their illegals in America, since LBJ?
How much money did Obama and Clinton receive personally and for their elections?
How many illegal Mexicans voted for Illiarily in the last election and for Obama's two terms?
How many illegal Mexicans voted for rats in our cities, counties, states and of course at our federal level?
How many Hispanic tv channels do we have on Comcast, Direct TV, Dish TV and other tv providers, that we pay for and dont speak Spanish? Who owns those Spanish only channels? Why do we have to pay for Spanish TV channels/stations, when we dont speak Spanish?
Who owns the NY Slimes and other election meddling companies?
It is past time for our Congress to stop the Mexican meddling/interference/hacking at every level in America.
How many millions of $s has Mexico donated to the democrats to keep their illegals here, at every level, city, county, state and Federal level?
Again, the Russia/Russia bs is just a rat and rino distraction from the real meddlers and real interfering evil scum of our elections. The Mexican Government, their illegals here, the rat politicians, and our Rinos, who want them for their cheap labor and votes, are the real meddlers in our election, not Russia!
Time to enforce our standing laws against illegal immigration and illegals voting!
Sorta what Obama and Hillary did to all those “deplorables “ in fly over country.
At first I thought this was about how the IRS went after the tea party!
The author admits that those here illegally have committed a crime. Hmm, what do you call somebody who has committed a crime? And what do you do with those who have committed crimes? Three guesses and the first 2 don’t count.
ALL illegal aliens ARE subject to removal.
We should not give them the opportunity to victimize Americans before they are removed.
There are NO “law-abiding” illegal aliens.
ALL illegal aliens MUST commit other crimes DAILY to continue their illegal presence.
Document fraud, illegal employment and benefit fraud at the very least.
Remove ALL illegal aliens, they are citizens of other countries who broke into our country.
How many would allow home invaders to stay in their house?
Could you tell me more about that privately? I was a Tribune reporter/columnist a long time ago and at the time the Kearns/Tribune Corp. had a Catholic bias. I know the paper was sold -- in the 1990s I think --and I'm curious about what's happened as a result.
I know the Trib and the Mormon Church-owned Deseret News combined advertising and printing functions in what was then the Newspaper Agency Corp. but the papers were supposedly independent editorially. I'd like to catch up on developments.
Sounds like someone has a cushy government job handing out Other People’s Money to the illegal squatters and is fearful that those jobs will dry up if Pres. Trump’s immigration program kicks into high gear. The rest of us look forward to those budget cuts, a decrease in burglaries, rapes, drunk driving deaths, and murders, and empty cells in our prisons.
Prayers up for the Texas Governor and the legislators on both sides who want enforce the laws of this land to prevent mob rule like what happend at the Texas Capitol.
Ignorance and stupidity grow ever greater in America daily.
This type of trash writing is a perfect example.
Only if the “US” are lawbreaking illegal aliens.
I was thinking conservatives...in Portland, or Berkeley, or Los Angeles.
how the heck is the Utah paper so liberal?
> Like taxpayers, for example?
Dude, they’re call freeloaders according to Governor Moonbeam Brown.
Pick a relatively small, politically powerless group of people and portray them as objects of fear and derision.
Like white Christian males...
Like the Boy Scouts
Like those that oppose abortions.
Like those that do not want to do business with homosexuals
All of which the previous administration had no problem of using the full weight of the Federal Government to punish them while the MSM cheered.
WAY TO GO ICE!!!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!