The relatively simple concept of enforcing U.S. immigration laws are constantly being subverted by state and municipal law enforcement officials. Such a thing happened in San Antonio this week.
On Friday, Chief of Police William McManus told reporters that he had recently released twelve illegal immigrants who had been arrested while traveling in the back of a tractor-trailer.
This decision came after Chief McManus failed to let the U.S. federal government vet these illegal immigrations for previous criminal convictions or prior illegal entries.
Oddly, McManus made the decision to charge the driver of the vehicle with state human smuggling statutes, but by letting the twelve illegal immigrants go, he released his primary witnesses from custody.
“Once the folks got here to police headquarters we have no jurisdiction to hold them, to detain them, so they were released to Catholic Charities and what Catholic Charities did with them I don’t know,” Chief McManus told reporters.
The Roman Catholic Church in the United States, operating under the far-left guidelines of Pope Francis, has been on the leading proponents of open borders immigration in the U.S. Catholic Charities have also been at the forefront of sheltering illegal immigrants.
Former White House advisor Steve Bannon once said in an interview that the increasingly liberal Catholic Church “needs” illegal immigrants in order to “fill churches” that have been abandoned my more conservative, native-born parrishoners.
So far, the Catholic churches of San Antonio have proved Mr. Bannon right.
The entire ordeal started on December 23, 2017, when San Antonio Police officers stopped a suspicious-looking tractor-trailer. One of the officers immediately notified the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when they realized that they had a human smuggling case on their hands.
Not long after this call, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrived at the scene.
According to Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood, this is the first transport smuggling case that the county has ever handled.
For some reason, Chief McManus decided to handle the case at the state level, thereby cutting out both ICE and DHS. This decision has made the DA’s case that much harder, for the twelve individuals may “escape” into the general population and refuse to testify.
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