Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) has proposed a law that would finally punish countries that refuse to take back their illegal immigrant crap-wafers. Unfortunately, it's too late for Casey but it will likely save lives in the future.
The bill is called the Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act and it would force countries to take back their citizens or face losing their foreign aid and travel visa privileges.
It's a good idea.
"The problem is hundreds of Americans are being robbed, assaulted, raped or murdered every year by criminal aliens who are then released back onto the streets because their countries of origin refuse to take them back," said Babin. "I have personally met with a number of these victims, or if the victim is deceased, I have met with their families. It is heart-wrenching."
Jacques was sentenced to 60 years in prison last year for stabbing 25-year-old Casey Chadwick from Norwich. The killer had been here illegally since 1992 and already spent 17 years in prison for attempted murder and possession of a firearm without a permit.
After he served 17 years we tried to deport him. In fact, he was listed as a passenger to fly on three charter flights back to his home country of Haiti in June, August and October 2012. Each time the Haitian government refused to repatriate him.
They were willing to take our designer jeans back in the 1980s but not their own people.
In 2001, a Supreme Court ruling, Zadvydas v. Davis, held that illegal immigrants ticketed for deportation and not accepted by their home countries can't be detained indefinitely. In the case of Jacques, he was held for 205 days, but unfortunately was freed less than six months before killing Chadwick.
Another solution: capital punishment for convicted murderers who are illegal immigrants. It should be without appeal and carried out within 30 days of conviction. Boom. Problem solved.
"For the sake of Casey and thousands of other Americans who have been victimized, it is time we start putting the safety of our citizens first and stop this revolving door that is allowing dangerous criminals who should be deported back onto our streets," Babin said.
"That's not who we are," Obama would reply if he was being honest (LOL).
Since 2013, illegal immigrants have committed 231,074 crimes after being released from prison, according to a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Many of those scum-wafers are ultimately deported, but 2,166 who served time in prison were released last year because their home countries refused them.
The bill would require the DHS to report quarterly to Congress and provide the names of uncooperative countries. Then the federal government would withhold foreign aid to those countries and the State Department would suspend visas.
Now with President Trump, the bill faces "renewed interest" as Trump "has voiced his strong support for punishing countries that refuse to accept deportations," said Babin.
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies said that there are over 20 countries that refuse to cooperate with the U.S. and more than 60 that bust your balloons before they take anyone back.
"It's not just Cuba and Cambodia anymore; now it's China, Bangladesh, Nigeria and many others," she said. She also cited how the State Department imposed visa sanctions only once, on Gambia a few months ago and it worked right away, she explained.
"All they had to do was stop issuing visas to Gambian government officials, and they suddenly started cooperating, within weeks, which is fast in the diplomatic context," Vaughan said.
In the Obama past, the DHS would raise this issue to the State Department but nothing ever got done.
Hope, not change.
"Many of these countries are getting millions and millions of dollars from the American taxpayer, and then not taking their criminals back," Babin said.
Under Obama, they would have gotten out of Dodge (aka Gitmo) faster than a Hillary Clinton lie, if they were terrorists. Some country would have gladly taken them off our hands . . . and given them a parade.