On Friday, a top elected official in Virginia accused the Obama administration of valuing the privacy of illegal immigrants more than that of Americans.
Appearing on Friday’s Laura Ingraham Show, Corey Stewart, the Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in exurban Virginia, said that it is ironic that “under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, if you are a U.S. citizen and you are a sex offender, you are registered and you’re tracked,” but “if you are an illegal alien, the local police have no way of knowing where you are, because ICE will not tell you.”
“The American citizens that have been convicted are being treated worse than illegal immigrants convicted for the same crimes, and this is happening repeatedly across our nation,” he said. “The justification that the Obama administration gives, when one inquires about the whereabouts of the 7,000 convicted illegal immigrants handed over to ICE, is shocking… ‘privacy.'”
After blasting the “double standard where the illegal alien is treated better than an American citizen,” Stewart said that since 2008, his county has handed over 7,000 criminal aliens to ICE who “weren’t just here illegally, but committed crimes in our community.”
He said the Obama administration at the top levels “has refused to release the whereabouts of these individuals, and we know that essentially they are just releasing them.” Stewart said the Obama administration will not even confirm whether they’ve “deported child predators, sex offenders, rapists, very serious criminals, that we are finding popping up in our community.”
“We know that because we have re-apprehended 10% of them for subsequent crimes. So you know that the actual number is much larger,” he said.
“If you or I committed a crime, it’s public information, it’s in the newspaper,” he said. “But if an illegal alien commits a crime and is subsequently deported or released, that information is private.”
Host Laura Ingraham said the administration does not release the immigration status of criminals because they are afraid of the “coming fury” that would result. She also blamed the mainstream media for not wanting to “swamp the narrative of ‘the valedictorian illegal immigrant.'”
“There’s an underlying agenda, pro-amnesty, and they don’t want anything to get in the way of it,” she said, emphasizing that such stories would “kill the lamestream media’s narrative” for amnesty.
Stewart said the outrage against rampant illegal immigration “crosses racial and political lines” and “when the truth comes out that the Obama administration is releasing criminal aliens that commit additional crimes… that is not something the American people will take kindly to.” He wondered why Republicans were running away from an issue that would unite Americans of all backgrounds.
Stewart and Ingraham also discussed the letter that the mother of an Arizona police sergeant who was killed by an illegal immigrant wrote to Obama:
I am writing this letter to you regarding illegal immigrants.
As a tax paying, law abiding citizen of the United States, I WANT my voice heard on this issue. My son, Sergeant Brandon Mendoza, an officer who was with the City of Mesa, Arizona police department, was killed in a tragic head on collision on May 12, 2014 by a wrong way driver on our freeways. This man happened to be an illegal immigrant, was in this country illegally, convicted of previous crimes, no Social Security number, no valid driver’s license BUT he had purchased a vehicle and registered it to drive in Maricopa County Arizona.
I had my son’s life STOLEN from me by a man who didn’t value his life, was 3X the legal limit drunk, was high on Meth, drove for over 35 miles THE WRONG WAY on 4 different freeways and had NO BUSINESS BEING IN THIS COUNTRY!!!
The Federal Government knew he, Raul Silva Corona , was an illegal immigrant when he was convicted on crimes in 1994 in Colorado. The prosecutors were “lenient” on him and several charges were dismissed. When he was convicted of these crimes and 1994 and the government knew he was in the country illegally, why wasn’t he deported? Why are any of these illegal criminals in this country??
I am furious that the Federal Government allowed this criminal to stay in this country and KILL my son! I have attached several articles for you to PERSONALLY read about my son. He was an Icon with the City of Mesa Police Department. He was instrumental in making life better for people of all walks of life in the park project he took on. He was humble, selfless, worked many hours off the clock helping disadvantaged children and often used his own money to do things for the community, including “adopting” children at Christmas to provide them with gifts… out of his own money!!