Radical, far-left groups and lawmakers are using the panic and fear caused by coronavirus as an opportunity to push for the release of illegal aliens and criminals into the general population, and to call for a moratorium on all deportations.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing a Seattle area ICE detention center, demanding the immediate release of their detainees.
While we’re at it, why don’t we just open the doors to every prison in America?
If we’re going to allow lawbreakers from other countries to run free in America so they don’t get coronavirus, why wouldn’t we give prisoners who are American citizens the same privilege?
BREAKING: We’re suing a Seattle-area ICE detention center for the immediate release of individuals who face heightened risk of illness or death because of COVID-19.
As public health experts have repeatedly warned, waiting to react once the virus takes hold will be too late.
— ACLU (@ACLU) March 16, 2020
According to the Seattle Times, emails sent by an ICE official to Seattle immigration attorney Inna Scott highlighted that one detainee had been tested for coronavirus and was awaiting results, and one housing unit was being cohorted. Reports say the detention center houses up to 1,575 immigrants going through deportation proceedings.
One of America’s most radical, anti-American lawmakers, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), is joining other radicals in congress like Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), in a call for prisoners to be released.
Last week, @Ayanna Pressley, @AOC & @RashidaTlaib & I penned a letter to the Director of the Fed. Bureau of Prisons asking for a plan to prevent an outbreak. Prisoners are especially susceptible to #COVID19 due to poor sanitation and close proximity. https://t.co/gC15seYos8
— Rep. Nydia Velazquez (@NydiaVelazquez) March 16, 2020
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) retweeted a link from WBUR reporter Shannon Dooling, who writes about the radical lawmaker’s desire to see illegal immigrants released from ICE facilities and to impose a moratorium on all deportations.
She also wants a moratorium on all deportations.
Our earlier story👇https://t.co/XGsXZrYIkm
— Shannon Dooling (@sdooling) March 17, 2020
Conservative commentator Candace Owens asks conservatives how they feel about states allowing prisoners to leave and governors of states shutting down private businesses. Owens also asks conservatives how they feel about law enforcement arresting fewer people because of coronavirus?
Owens ends her tweet with an important quote from Benjamin Franklin, who warned about those who freely give up their freedoms to purchase temporary safety:
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” -Benjamin Franklin
Some states are now letting people out of jails, shutting down businesses, & arresting fewer people bc of coronavirus.
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” https://t.co/HJSL8uiJQM
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 17, 2020
Candace Owens wasn’t too far off the mark. Yesterday, the Philadelphia Police Department publicly stated that because of the coronavirus outbreak, they would stop making arrests for nonviolent crimes until next month.
The Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement supporting the decision, which covers all narcotics offenses, thefts, burglary, vandalism, prostitution, stolen cars, economic crimes, such as bad checks and fraud, and any existing bench warrants.
“The directive was released to keep officers safe during this public-health crisis,” said FOP Lodge 5 President John McNesby. “Meanwhile, violent offenders will be arrested and processed with the guidance of a police supervisor.”