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October 28, 2014

Krikorian: In Wake of Slain California Deputies, We Need a "Broken Windows" Immigration Policy

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President Obama's "prosecutorial discretion" policy in immigration enforcement claimed two more lives Friday. Mexican illegal alien Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte murdered two police officers, and seriously wounded a motorist in the Sacramento area. The cop-killer had been deported twice, the first time for dealing drugs, but was living unmolested in a Salt Lake City suburb with his wife, also charged with the murders.

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The details of this particular drug-dealing, illegal-alien cop-killer are still closely held by the feds, but he appears to have had a number of encounters with the authorities under various assumed names since returning after his second deportation.

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What we need instead is the equivalent of "broken-windows policing" in the immigration context -- whenever an illegal alien is arrested for any reason, or stopped for speeding or cited for building code violations or what have you, the default setting for law enforcement is that he be repatriated to his home country. Real prosecutorial discretion would still apply -- there may well be individual instances where ICE decides to give an illegal alien a pass. But the expectation, and reality, must be that coming to the attention of law enforcement means the law is, in fact, going to be enforced.


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