Wednesday, June 13, 2007

You're A Criminal Alien, You're A Child Molester, And... get to STAY IN THE UNITED STATES!

As Michelle Malkin reports:

"In New York, four convicted criminal aliens — a child molester, two killers, and a racketeer — just won a federal lawsuit to remain in the country after all being ordered deported....This is happening despite the passage of two federal immigration reform laws in 1996 severely restricting deportation waivers for criminal aliens convicted of aggravated felonies.

The lead winning plaintiff, Leroy Blake, is a Jamaican national convicted of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor in 1992. The feds began deportation proceedings in 1999. An immigration judge ruled Blake deportable in 2000. Blake took his case to the federal Board of Immigration Appeals, which remanded the case back to the immigration judge, who granted him relief from deportation. The then-INS appealed the judge’s ruling. In 2005, the Board of Immigration Appeals sided with the INS and ordered Blake removed from the U.S. Blake filed a motion to reconsider, then took his case to the Second Circuit."

Gee, no wonder President Bush and Sen. McCain are working so hard to ease up on our hard-hearted, draconian enforcement of immigration laws.