The senior editor at Conservative Review is asking the government why illegal aliens who already have been determined by a court to be deportable aren’t gone.
After all, it was in 1954 that President Eisenhower, faced with 1 million illegal aliens, removed them over the course of a few months “without any lawfare,” according to Daniel Horowitz.
He writes at Conservative Review that Americans are told “by the legal profession” that nothing can be done to stop “bogus asylum-seekers from entering our country en masse, obtaining catch-and-release, and remaining here pending the outcome of a court decision that may be years in coming.”
But he wondered why the Department of Homeland Security was not addressing “those who already went through this tedious process and have been ordered to be deported.”
If that happened, he said, the public would be relieved of “potential gang members and drug runners for MS-13.”
It also would be a disincentive to others making the trek to America’s border, he said.
The number of people who have been served deportation orders is significant, he said.
“According to new data obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) via a FOIA request, there are 644,488 illegal aliens remaining in our country who have already been served final deportation orders. And those are just from the top four countries of origin – El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. The IRLI shared much more data with CR. The total number of illegal aliens who remain in the country despite final deportation orders is 1,009,550.”
He said there also are about 1.1 million others from those four countries who have “pending final orders,” meaning they are very close to getting deportation orders.
He pointed out the “entire reason why Central Americans are now coming in record numbers is because they know that, even though their flawed asylum claims will ultimately be rejected, so long as they obtain entry and are released pending the court dates, they will not be deported.”
“But there is nothing reasonable keeping us from carrying out deportation orders that have already been issued.”
He said a focused effort to enforce deportation orders would “send the signal back to the next wave in Central America that we actually enforce our laws.”
“Why does it seem like Central American families are being treated like a protected class over and above even the benefits that the radical judges are conferring on them – to the point that we are not even bothering to deport those who already have gone through the process?” he asked.