New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Inconsistent Immigration Policies Defy Logic

Michael Cutler, CAPS, March 26, 2013

On September 27, 2012 the New York Post published an article, “Bloomberg blasts Bronx DA for not prosecuting trespassing arrests” which stated:

Mayor Bloomberg blasted the Bronx DA’s controversial policy of not prosecuting some trespassing arrests in public housing—saying that the move will bring the city back to its bad old days of crime and disorder.

I wrote a commentary for CAPS about that article comparing those who would trespass into public housing buildings with aliens who trespass into the United States–drawing the obvious analogy.

Now “Crusader Mayor” Bloomberg is adamant about mandating background checks for those who purchase firearms, but apparently couldn’t care less about the identities and backgrounds of millions of illegal aliens.

On March 24, 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek, ran a story headlined:

Mayor Bloomberg Unveils $12 Million Ad Campaign for Gun Checks

Bloomberg’s concern, and one I share, is that it is important to be sure that those who would purchase firearms aren’t convicted felons or  mentally ill. Certainly it’s a bad idea to have criminals or the unstable given access to guns.

However, when aliens enter the United States by evading the inspections process, no record of their entry is created. There’s  no way to know anything about their backgrounds:  Not their names, their dates of birth, their criminal histories or even their actual birth countries or  true citizenship.

The inspections process conducted at ports of entry is designed to prevent the entry of aliens whose presence would be detrimental to the United States and its citizens.  Title 8, United States Code, Section 1182 enumerates the categories of aliens who are to be excluded.  Among these classes are aliens who suffer from dangerous communicable diseases or extreme mental illness. Additionally convicted felons, human rights violators, war criminals, terrorists and spies are excluded as well as aliens who would seek unlawful employment or become public charges.

Aliens who circumvent the inspections process belong to one or more classes of inadmissible aliens. Yet Bloomberg’s sanctuary policies prohibit the NYPD from notifying ICE when a suspected illegal alien is encountered during the course of routine police work. Sanctuary policies shield illegal aliens whose true identities, backgrounds and intentions are unknown and unknowable.  As the saying goes, “You cannot tell a good guy from a bad guy without a scorecard.”

“Undocumented” aliens have no scorecards!

Incredibly while Bloomberg is nervous about who gets to carry a gun, he’s not nervous about the  identities and intentions of  hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who live and work in the “Big Apple!”

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