He is the world’s most persistent illegal immigrant: One Mexican managed to get deported 44 times in 15 years — which means he also managed to sneak back across the border at least that many times. The runner-up was ousted 40 times from 2001 to 2015. No. 3, 4 and 5 on the list were deported 35, 34 and 31 times, respectively, according to data provided to The Washington Times by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. While those are the most extreme cases, repeat-illegal immigrants were back in the news this week after police said a twice-deported man was driving drunk in Indiana on Sunday morning when he plowed into pro football player Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver, killing them both. President Trump tweeted about the “disgraceful” death and called the killing “one of many such preventable tragedies.” Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, one of the Republicans’ chief negotiators in the current immigration debate, said the fatal crash should be a wake-up call. “People are dying as a result of criminals taking advantage of the porous nature of the border, and we need to stop it,” Mr. Cornyn said. “A lot of that has to do with improving our border security. And it’s not just about barriers. It’s about technology. It’s about personnel and creating the systems that are necessary to stop more of that.” The list of heinous crimes attributed to repeat illegal immigrants is long. The most notorious is the 2015 slaying of Kate Steinle by Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate, who had been deported five times before he found himself on the San Francisco waterfront with a gun in his hands. That attack spawned Kate’s Law, a bill to toughen penalties on repeat illegal immigrants. Those who are caught returning after deportation would face two years in prison, and a third attempt would be punishable by 10 years. Repeat illegal immigrants with serious criminal convictions could face up to 25 years. Kate’s Law cleared the House last year with support from two dozen Democrats, but the Senate has not taken action. Now, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is calling for Kate’s Law to be part of the immigration debate involving illegal immigrant Dreamers and border security. “While no legislation can prevent every tragic situation, Congress has a duty to take every action possible to mitigate this harm and danger,” Mr. Goodlatte said..
Indeed.. As many of you know, here at The Daily Buzz we’ve been calling on the last administration, and now the Trump administration, to BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!….and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico; not back 40 miles or so as has been the practice in the past. Having troops ON the border prevents would-be crossers from setting one foot on U.S. soil where they instantly are entitled to all sorts of legal and monetary benefits that we, the actual citizens, end up paying for. Also, those Guard troops need to remain ON the border until that wall/fence is finally built above and below ground (to prevent tunneling)…however long it takes. At the same time, we need to be deporting illegals already here by the hundreds of thousands (and yes, you read that correctly), paying attention to known gang members, convicted criminal aliens, and those already determined by an immigration judge to be deported…regardless of age or gender. And that’s just for starters folks. To do anything less is NOT in our country’s national security or economic interests. Of course, we support legislative efforts like the so-called “Kate’s Law” mentioned here at the state and federal levels. But, securing our southern border needs to be our #1 national security priority. Period. This whole DACA debate is beyond ridiculous. We need to be all writing our members of Congress and both U.S. Senators, regardless of party affiliation, and letting them know NOT to be granting amnesty to a couple million of them. They’re here illegally. They need to go, and apply to come back legally. To read more, click on the text above..