There are approximately 30 countries around the world that are currently refusing to accept deported illegal aliens who have committed crimes in the United States. These are convicted felons who we definitely don’t want roaming American neighborhoods.
Vietnam, China, and Cuba are among the 30 offenders. However, despite this refusal by so many countries to accept their own criminals back, the good ‘ol United States continues to issue visas to immigrants from these same countries.
Why would we do that?!
The US already has laws on the books that allows it to hold visas from a country that refuses to accept its criminals. The problem is that we are not enforcing our own laws.
So, we play by the rules but the others don’t. America must feel like a conservative – one set of rules for it, and another set for everybody else. According to Democratic lawmaker Texas Representative Henry Cuellar, the reason is diplomacy:
“…diplomacy plays a factor in the government’s refusal to enforce the law, as the Department of State and other federal agencies do not want to upset foreign partners.”
Cuellar, a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, points out that the Supreme Court has ruled that arrested illegal aliens can only be held for a certain length of time before they must be released.
“That means you’re releasing criminals into our streets because those countries refuse to take back those criminal aliens. That’s wrong. And especially, I think it’s even worse that this is already on the books, and we’re still issuing business tourist visas and student visas to countries that refuse to take back their criminal aliens. That’s wrong, and we’re hoping to change that.”
Despite being a Democrat, congressman Cuellar “gets it” on this issue. He understands that diplomacy is no reason to endanger our way of life, to upset constituents, and to allow these deported criminals back onto our streets – just for the sake of keeping another country from getting angry with us.
Hopefully, this policy will change going forward as President Trump is given time to address it.