December 6, 2006, - 10:11 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Shame on all U.S. Supreme Court Justices, with the exception of Clarence Thomas. He’s the only one committed to protecting our borders and our interior from alien drug offenders.
As we noted in early October, the Supreme Court had an important set of cases, Lopez v. Gonzales and Toledo-Flores v. United States, regarding drug crimes and aliens–legal and illegal. And, yesterday, 8 of 9 Justices decided the wrong way, with effeminate wimp David Souter writing for the majority (how apropos).
Only Clarence Thomas voted to make it harder for drug criminals to remain in this country illegally (and wrote a dissent reflecting that). (His dissent begins on page 16 of the decision.) The rest voted to make it easier and to clog our immigration courts far more than they are already clogged.
Thank THEM (minus Clarence Thomas) . . .
Here are excerpts from my previous explanation of these cases and why it was so important that Justices vote the way they unfortunately did not (but for Justice Thomas):
Although both Jose Antonio Lopez and Reymundo Toledo-Flores, both Mexican nationals were legal immigrants, they were convicted in drug crimes–Lopez of aiding and abetting possession of cocaine and Toledo-Flores of possessing cocaine.
At issue is whether anti-drug and immigration laws can be used to deport aliens based on drug-possession offenses. Is a drug-possession offense that is a felony under state law (but a misdemeanor under federal law) rise to the level of “illicit trafficking,” making it an “aggravated felony” and requiring mandatory deportation for a legal immigrant who is not a U.S. citizen?
If so, that means that aliens convicted for such drug offenses can be routinely deported and cannot appeal to an immigration judge (which ends up in years of appeals thereafter). . . .
It’s imperative that Justices vote that any felony, whether under State or Federal law, should result in automatic deportation. Otherwise, we will have an even more endless backlog of illegal aliens here for years until they exhaust endless appeals. Ask any Detention and Removal Operations official at ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement), and they’ll tell you:
This will simply make their jobs tougher. And we will be stuck with more criminals in our midst. Additionally, we simply do not have the bed space for these people while they await years-long appeals. And most of them are mandatory imprisonment cases.
As I noted in April, Detroit Free Press reporter Dawson Bell reported that the State of Michigan alone pays tens of thousands of dollars to imprison aliens we should be deporting. Watch for those dollar figures to go up–in every state. . . .
And aside from that, do you want coke (or other hard drug) users and dealers becoming citizens because they got off on a technicality of state law versus federal law? A felony is a felony. A druggie is an undesirable resident or citizen.
Look for more illegal alien criminals within our borders . . . and on the streets. Look for more alien drug dealer selling to your kids. And thank all of the Supreme Court Justices except for Clarence Thomas. That’s right–“conservatives” Alito, Roberts, and Scalia are a huge disappointment on this one. They went along with Suprematrix Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who said–in oral arguments on the cases–that she thought it was “unseemly” (!) to treat alien drug dealers with automatic deportation. Apparently, we’re running an etiquette shop, not a country.
Thanks to this decision, the lawyer for cokehead Jose Antonio Lopez (plaintiff of one of the cases) has announced that his client, deported in January to Mexico, will now try to return to the States. Excellent.
This is why we’re losing the war on illegal aliens and alien criminals. Not only are our President and immigration enforcement chieftess Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess” not serious about either, an overwhelming majority of the Supreme Court has now followed suit.
Shame on those 8 men and women in black robes. And kudos to the one man–a Black man–who had the courage to decide the right way.
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