ACLU asks Border Patrol to stop enforcement during Texas hurricane

The ACLU asked the Border Patrol to shut down its checkpoints in Texas Friday, saying illegal immigrants fleeing Hurricane Harvey shouldn’t have to worry about being nabbed. “By keeping checkpoints open, the Border Patrol is putting undocumented people and mixed-status families at risk out of fear of deportations,” Lorella Praeli, director of immigration policy at the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement. The ACLU said past practice has been to nix the checks during storms, but the Border Patrol is refusing to do that this year. Ms. Praeli said that was a “disgusting” decision, and hinted that she thought bigotry was a motive. “Everyone, no matter the color of their skin or background, is worth saving,” she said. Customs and Border Protection, in a statement Friday afternoon, said it was tying its operations to closures in the state’s roads. “These closures will occur in a manner that ensures the safety of the traveling public and our agents. Border Patrol checkpoints that are outside of the path of the hurricane will remain operational. CBP will remain vigilant against any effort by criminals to exploit disruptions caused by the storm,” the agency said. A number of interstate highways and roads out of the hurricane’s projected path in south Texas have Border Patrol checkpoints, where drivers are asked several brief questions by agents. The agents are trying to gauge whether those crossing through are in the country legally or engaged in other criminal behavior such as smuggling. CBP and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they would assist evacuations in the storm-affected area, and promised not to do “routine” immigration enforcement at evacuation sites or shelters. ICE said it was temporarily moving detainees from a detention center on the lower tip of Texas in Port Isabel.

Sounds like CBP and ICE are simply trying to do their jobs, which is to protect America and it’s citizens.  Imagine that!  And, the majority of us are very grateful for their efforts!  Someone needs to ask these idiots at the ACLU if they understand the definition of “law enforcement.”  Morons..

ACLU targeting Louisiana school over educator’s ‘God Bless You’ greeting

The ACLU of Louisiana is accusing a high school of promoting Christianity in an open letter on Friday because a student group hung prayer boxes and the principal ended an online letter with “May God Bless You All.” Louisiana ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman said in a letter published by the Shreveport Times that Airline High School violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by allowing the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to set up prayer boxes that feature “Christian Symbols.” Esman’s letter also noted Principal Jason Rowland closed a September 2015 message to the school’s website with “The Future Starts Today – May God Bless You All.” “The United States Constitution requires public schools to ensure that state-supported activity is not used for religious indoctrination,” the letter, which was addressed to superintendent D.C. Machen, states. It alleges that Rowland also “encouraged students to ‘pray to the Almighty God.’” No official action will occur until the school board meets on Oct.1, but the claims addressed in the letter have already been placed on the meeting’s agenda, according to the Shreveport Times. “In the meantime, please understand that the Bossier Parish School System enjoys an established record of achievement,” a statement from Parish spokeswoman Sonja Bailes said. “Such success is due in large part to the fact that, as in this case, the system respects both the law and the religious beliefs of all its students and employees.” While school officials are holding their tongues for the time being, other state groups and officials have begun speaking out. Louisiana State Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, has offered free legal services to the Parish and Rowland, according to the Times. “This is typical of the ACLU,” he said. “They’re on a seek-and-destroy mission for all things religious.” He added: “I hope the school will stand its ground.” Freedom Guard, a non-profit public interest law firm, has also offered free legal defense to Airline High School, according to KSLA. Airline High School is in Bossier City, which lies east of Red River, about 3 miles from Shreveport.

You can always count on the ACLU to be on the wrong side of, well, virtually everything.  Freedom OF religion does NOT mean freedom FROM religion.  NOWHERE in that First Amendment does it say someone in a public school can’t say “God Bless You.”  That’s crazy!!  But, that’s where we are now as a country…and where we’ll stay unless more people fight back against these fascist speech nazis and pc police.