Arresting Wanted Criminals “Causes Panic”

Stephen

Sharkansky, Oh That

Liberal Media, Jul. 10

Today’s Seattle Times

reports on a wave of panic supposedly caused by law enforcement.

“Immigration

action stirs panic in Eastern Washington”:

A targeted operation by federal officials

to arrest and deport criminal immigrants is creating widespread

disruption in Eastern Washington, where panicked, undocumented

farmworkers have stayed away from their jobs and from businesses

and have also kept their children out of summer school.

The article’s reporters seem

to believe that the only significant impact of this action is that

it has caused worry among otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants

who fear being discovered and deported.

But immigration officials maintain

agents aren’t conducting widespread sweeps or workplace raids.

Instead, they are looking for some 400,000 foreign-born criminal

fugitives nationwide, part of an operation that began in April.

Among the now-arrested criminal fugitives

are those who were wanted for domestic violence, theft and assault.

For whatever reason the reporters

didn’t get a quote from any former or potential victims who

are not panicked but relieved that fewer criminals are roaming around

in the community.

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