Napolitano: Don't jail illegals, let's "house" them
But perhaps even more disturbing than re-labeling those who break our laws to enter the country illegally with this benign moniker is the main point of the Reuters article that quoted Napolitano's new tag for those soon-to-be-formerly known as illegal aliens.
The Secretary was announcing a new plan to "house" illegal aliens instead of imprisoning them! "House" them!
From the article:
"This is a system that encompasses many different types of detainees, not all of whom need to be held in prison-like circumstances," Napolitano told a conference call.
Referring to noncriminals such as newly arrived asylum seekers, Napolitano said, "We will begin efforts to house these populations near immigration service providers and pursue different options like converted hotels or residential facilities for their detention."
Now won't that be nice! (And it will do so much to discourage the illegal entry into our country! NOT)
Just think, the poor from other countries will be able to abandon their shacks, huts, and hovels in their native lands, sneak across our borders, get themselves caught, and then enjoy the comforts of an American motel room, or perhaps a nice little 3-bedroom home. When word of this reaches the deserts, jungles, cities, and wilds of third world nations across the globe, illegal immigration into this country will explode!
And who will foot the bill for the spiffy quarters of all these "newly arrived asylum seekers"? The same people called on to fund every other Obama policy...the American taxpayer!
As if that's not bad enough, let's look at some possible motivations for this imbecilic move on the part of our Nobel laureate President.
- The One who considers government spending the cure for all our economic ills may see this as a means to end the housing crisis. The increased demand for residential space will certainly drive prices up.
But of course the President won't consider (or won't inform the public of) the tax increases necessary to pay for the program.
The Chosen One may also see an opportunity to grow his party's base using this devious tactic. Especially with the easing of identification requirements for voter registration of late, we could see illegals registering to vote in record numbers. And of course they'll be so grateful to the party of Obama-Napolitano, there's little doubt where their political allegiance will lie.
And our Dear Leader could also see an opportunity to tip the scales in conservative-leaning regions by concentrating large numbers of "newly arrived asylum seekers" in those areas. The opportunity to strengthen the Democrats' grip on what have been toss-up Congressional districts might be enough motivation to insert "illegal aliens" into the heart of American residential communities.
Nothing this President does surprises me anymore, but this is extremely troublesome. If you enter this country illegally, you've broken a law. That should not warrant free housing at the expense of the American taxpayer unless that housing is a jail!
Call, write, and email your congressmen and senators today and tell them to put a stop to this insanity!
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