Thursday, February 21, 2008

Good for Virginia!

From The Washington Post;

  • Immigrant Sex Criminals Being Deported

  • By Jerry Markon
  • Washington Post Staff Writer
    Thursday, February 21, 2008; Page B05

  • More than 170 immigrants convicted of sex crimes are being deported after authorities found their names on Virginia's sex offender registry, state and federal officials announced yesterday.
  • Some of those being deported are undocumented immigrants, and others were in the United States legally, but all were convicted of sex crimes once they entered the country. All immigrants are subject to removal under federal law if they commit crimes of "moral turpitude."
  • The majority of those arrested in the past year, 36, were lawful permanent residents who had lived in Northern Virginia, officials said. One hundred and thirty-five offenders had been incarcerated for such crimes as sexually abusing a 4-year-old and using a "date-rape drug" to rape a woman. All will be deported.
Sick Bastards!
  • Immigration experts and federal officials said they do not know of other states targeting immigrant sex offenders, but McDonnell said he plans to urge his colleagues across the nation to follow Virginia's lead. "I think Virginia is out in front of this, maybe not the absolute first, but definitely on the front end," said Bill Reed, special agent in charge of the Washington office of investigation for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
I say all 50 states should be doing this!
  • "Certainly we want our immigration enforcers to focus on community safety and to prioritize serious crime," said Jeanne Butterfield, executive director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, which pushes for fair immigration policies.
  • She added, however, that all immigrant sex offenders should not be deported automatically. "It depends on the seriousness of the crime, did it occur decades ago and have they since led an exemplary life," Butterfield said.
Oh no she did not just say that. Regular readers know how I feel about immigration and perverts. Y'all know what I think is great punishment for sex offenders. I will not repeat it. I don't want to give my decent male readers psychosomatic pain. I think that is the word I am looking for. How the hell can anyone be a sex offender and lead an exemplary life? I say deport them automatically. Don't come into my country and molest the people of my country and think you can stay here.
  • Bob Dane, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which seeks to crack down on illegal immigration, said: "The concern is that when you have open borders, many of these people are fleeing justice."
  • Dane added, however: "Checking a list for places of birth to identify a particular crime seems a little discriminatory or intrusive."
No it doesn't.
  • McDonnell said he decided to examine the registry, which lists names, addresses and other information about convicted sex offenders, after the General Assembly improved it in 2006. Asked why the registry had not been checked before, he said: "Clearly, perhaps in the past, things were not done as well as they should have been."
  • The sex offenders committed their crimes mostly in the past decade; the earliest was in 1996. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials could not specify how many were undocumented immigrants or where they lived.
  • Many police agencies and prison officials in Virginia do not check the immigration status of people who are arrested, officials said. [more here]
Ya know what? After re-reading this, I decided that this is discriminatory. No, really it is. Why should only immigrants be forced to leave the country? I say we should send the immigrant sex offenders back to wherever they came from. For the American offenders? Re-open Alcatraz, no remodeling, leave it the way it is. Let them all stay there and they can molest each other.

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