Deporting the Criminals

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Deporting the Criminals

With all of the talk about “normalizing” the millions of illegal immigrants in this country, this might be of interest.

About 80,000 illegal criminal aliens are loose on the streets of America and hiding from federal immigration authorities. These include murderers, rapists, drug dealers and child molesters who served prison time and were released.

Despite the creation of a new agency to hunt down criminal aliens and the infusion of millions of dollars to get the job done, many state and local police agencies who make contact with the aliens either never learn of their immigration status or never advise the federal government of their release.

According to the immigration and naturalization service, 375,000 known illegal aliens have been ordered deported, but have disappeared pending immigration hearings. Washington-area sniper Lee Malvo was one of them.

We should be less concerned about welcoming illegals to take low-paying jobs and more concerned with finding and deporting the criminals… all of them.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.

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