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Another Reason to Ignore the Left’s #AbolishICE Rhetoric

In Democrats, Illegal immigration, News by Allen West1 Comment

The progressive socialist left has made it a rallying cry to “#AbolishICE,” but other than their talking points, do they truly know what ICE does? We have seen the “comedian” Michelle Wolf do a parody video of ICE comparing the law enforcement agency to the vile, savage, and barbaric islamic terrorist group ISIS. Many leading Democrats are making this their campaign calling card, and even NY Governor Cuomo used the terminology of “jihad” when it comes to policies that support protecting and securing America against criminal illegal immigrants. Of course, we remember the Time magazine cover, portraying “fake news” with President Trump towering over a crying little girl. And we continue to hear the rantings about ICE agents ripping nursing babies from their mother’s breast. Seriously?

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I find it quite telling that those on the left, who claim to be such champions of women, fail to realize that ICE fights against human sex trafficking, which adversely effects young immigrant women. How can anyone of the progressive socialist left persuasion not understand that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency protects even those coming here illegally from the violence of rape at the hands of “coyotes?” And now, ICE has released a new program, which I am sure will have the liberal progressive left up in arms, along with the radical feminist lobby.

As reported by CNS News:

“In an effort to raise awareness about the brutal practice of female genital mutilation (or cutting) in some foreign countries and by certain communities in the United States, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division’s Homeland Security Investigations has launched Operation Limelight at multiple airports around the country. ICE’s focus is at airports where there often are larger numbers of people traveling who belong to communities where female genital mutilation (FGM) is prevalent, this includes many Muslim communities and a few Christian sects in Africa. Some of the countries where FGM is practiced include Yemen, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Sudan, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Mali and Indonesia. There have been a few reported cases of FGM, also referred to as female circumcision or cutting, in the United States. FGM has no health benefits and can cause “lifelong consequences including chronic infection, severe complications during childbirth, mental health and even death,” said ICE in a press release.  ICE-HIS is running Operation Limelight at JFK International, Newark International, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International, Washington’s Dulles International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the Los Angeles International Airport. 

“Our aim here is three-fold regarding this brutal practice,” said Brett Dreyer, assistant special in charge at HSI Newark. “Enforcement is a key piece here, but so is outreach and prevention. This is why we have partnered with other government agencies, NGOs and, most importantly, survivors and advocates from the community to share knowledge and resources so we may collectively end this practice.”

“As part of Operation Limelight USA, special agents, who have completed FGM-related training, speak to passengers flying to or from high-risk countries, offering informational brochures and identifying potential victims and violators of FGM,” said ICE.”

Okay, I can hear the complaints already emanating from CAIR and the ACLU about “profiling.” That will be the progressive socialist left’s rally cry. They will once again show their true colors, and not be concerned about stopping this brutal and barbaric practice, but will focus their lack of a moral compass on their hatred of ICE.

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Let’s be honest about something: the left cares little about the rule of law. They only care about their ruling. They are the ones who preach tolerance, but are the most intolerant. They claim to care so very much about women, but they define that as the ability of women to kill unborn babies. There is so much good that ICE does to safeguard America, but the hatred of Donald Trump must be cast upon any and every thing associated with President Trump.

When I hear folks on the left decry that no human is illegal, then what does one call the opposite of a legal immigrant? Why go through all the pains to become a “documented” immigrant, if you can just do it the other way, and be “undocumented?” The left does not believe that the US has sovereignty, we just exist for anyone to come here. Then, who decides who pays for all those “undocumented” folks? Heck, does the left even believe that there is such a thing as an American citizen? I would suppose that soon the leftists will come up with a new term to redefine the word “citizen.” Don’t laugh . . . after all, we now have 63 genders.

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Therefore, if America is just one big ol’ place for anyone to come into, then, is there any longer such a thing, a place, an ideal called America? Barack Obama was very clear in his assertion that there is really no such thing as “American exceptionalism,” you know, it is just morally equivalent to any other country. So, if we head down that path of moral, and cultural, equivalency, then should ICE focus on FGM?

Keith Ellison believes that borders are an “injustice,” so why do we need to secure them, or prevent those here — yes, illegally — from being here? And, if borders are supposedly non-existent, then are cultural norms, as well? So I would expect the progressive socialist left to simply shrug off this program by ICE. Why? Because, who are we to determine if this practice is savage and barbaric towards young girls? Who are we to judge them and make our way of life and culture superior? They have every right, so believes the left, to enter the United States, and therefore bring what should be considered an abhorrent practice with them.

See, it all comes down to whether or not the progressive socialist left believes in the rule of law — they do not. They feel — an emotional action — that laws only apply when they accommodate their ideological agenda, otherwise they are obstacles, impediments, that can be ignored, protested, and resisted.

I challenge any progressive socialist to accept, agree with, support, and stand by the heinous practice of FGM. I cannot, nor will I, embrace any society or culture that conducts this savagery upon little girls as being equal to our culture. I stand with ICE for embarking upon Operation Limelight, and bringing this appalling display of inhumane treatment of little girls to the forefront.

Heck, I am tired of seeing all these commercials about saving dogs, cats, whales, and other animals, while the progressive socialist left accepts the most despicable of behaviors towards our children — killing them in the womb, allowing them to be raped, genitally mutilated, and sex trafficked. There is one law enforcement agency stepping it up to prevent that from happening within our borders.

It is the very same law enforcement agency that the progressive socialist left wants to abolish. And, that tells me all I need to know about the liberal progressive left in America. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to #AbolishICE. How many little girls will suffer FGM because of her stance?

Photo credit: Carwil Bjork-James

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During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.

He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom. His forthcoming book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, is due fall 2018 from Brown Books Publishing Group.