Did Joe Biden just condone drinking and driving?
In Biden’s latest stance about what he’d do if he’s elected as president, he reportedly told Vice News that he wouldn’t deport illegals convicted of drunk driving. His rationale for this is because drunk driving isn’t a felony in his book, and thus immigration officials shouldn’t have to deal with it.
There are so many things wrong in that sentence. So let’s break it down.
On January 20, Biden was featured on a Vice News hosted event in Iowa that focused on “voters of color”.
Biden dropped his two-cents on illegal immigrants getting arrested and deported for committing crimes:
“[ICE Agents should] only arrest for the purpose of dealing with a felony that’s committed [in the United States], and I don’t count drunk driving as a felony.”
So, does Joe Biden intend to ignore all the laws that could in fact make drunk driving a felony offense? Like repeat offenses, instances where someone is hurt or killed… the list goes on.
Drunk driving kills Americans, plain and simple. Over 10,000 people die annually from drunk drivers – that’s a figure not far off from murder rates by all firearms combined.
I figure that someone so scared of guns killing people would certainly consider those weaponizing their vehicles as threats to be removed from the country if possible.
The numbers don’t lie, as a 2019 end-of-year report from ICE showed 49,106 criminal convictions for DUIs, alongside 39,717 traffic violations, 47,453 “dangerous drugs” convictions, and 26,156 assault charges. Those DUI convictions can lead to deportations that keep the roads safer and alleviate costs of harboring illegals.
The irony in all this is that Biden managed to make MADD mad. The group known as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, abbreviated as MADD, issued a statement after Biden made the comments about not calling drunk driving a felony.
“Drunk driving is the Number 1 killer on America’s roads and a violent crime that MADD believes should be punished to the fullest extent of the law, regardless of the offender’s immigration status.”
And Biden says he wouldn’t just stop at ignoring crimes committed by illegal immigrants. He actually talked about firing immigration officers who arrest people that are illegally in the country at the event as well. His rationale is that someone who is here illegally should be able to remain illegally, unless they do something felonious – and officers who arrest illegals while betraying that directive need to be fired.
Waging a war against immigration entities within the Department of Homeland Security does nothing for actual citizens of the country. The leniency against illegal aliens that have drunk driving arrests and convictions has gone on far too long.
Take, for example, that of the 800,000 illegal immigrants who obtained DACA work permits during the Obama years, 4,210 of them had drunk driving arrests. Then you’ve got sanctuary cities and states that just let illegal drunk drivers back on the street, with activist attorneys that claim a DUI doesn’t justify a deportation.
This is just insane, considering that the only justification needed for deportation is someone being here illegally. There’s no need to make an issue more complicated than need be – no matter how said person makes their presence known to immigration authorities, they should be subject to deportation.
There have been several examples in the news that have highlighted the dangers of illegal immigrants who have driven drunk, causing some serious harm.
In July 2017, there was 32-year-old Nemias Garcia-Velasco who was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide. That act wound up killing a 58-year-old father of three, Silvano Torres.
In early 2016, illegal alien Eswin Mejia fled the country after being able to post bail in Omaha for killing 21-year-old Sarah Root while driving drunk. The young girl died just one day after graduating from Bellvue University with a 4.0 GPA and a B.S. in crime investigation.
Then, just months ago, we had an example of a man killing two lawful immigrants via drunk driving. 25-year-old Juan Rodea-Cruz was allegedly driving drunk down the wrong side of the road in Clarendon Hills, Illinois on October 20th, killing 26-year-old Marko Boskovic and 25-year-old Laura Uribe from the impact.
We even lost 26-year-old Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Edwin Jackson in a crash caused by an illegal alien years back. 37-year-old Mexican national Alex Cabrera Gonsales killed both Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe by crashing his Ford F-150 into them while being intoxicated.
This isn’t just an issue of politics; drunk driving literally kills people. If the country has an opportunity to remove risks that stem from people that shouldn’t even be here to begin with, then it’s time to start deporting them.
Meanwhile, in Illinois, hundreds of non-citizens were found to be registered to vote.
According to Breitbart News, officials within the Illinois Board of Elections said this week that 574 non-citizens were setup to be on the voter registry. Furthermore, WCIA had reported that at least 19 voters had illegally casted a ballot during the 2018 elections.
Secretary of State White’s office didn’t take the time to inform those overseeing the Board of Elections about the severe discrepancies regarding ill-registered voters until December 18th, 2019. That means people remained eligible to participate in voting, illegally, for a period extending beyond 17 months.
You can imagine that people have some serious questions about what is going on in the state when it comes to non-citizens appearing as registered voters. Illinois lawmakers are pushing to have state election officials testify before them to explain just what exactly allowed this to go unchecked for so long.
A letter addressed to Speaker Michael J. Madigan from the Illinois House of Representatives expressed the concerns of the various lawmakers. The lawmakers from various districts that had signed the letter were Tim Butler, Grant Wehrli, Keith Wheeler, Joe Sosnowski, and Ryan Spain.
The released inquiry to the Speaker Madigan stated the following at the onset of the letter:
“As highlighted in that [December 18, 2019] letter, 574 individuals attested to the Secretary of State they were non-citizens of the United States, yet [the Secretary of State] forwarded their information to the State Board of Elections and eventually local election authorities to be registered to vote as part of the automated voter registration program.”
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The letter continued from there, pointing out the copious amount of time where there was no action taken by those responsible for the integrity of elections:
“Incredibly, the Secretary of State’s office allowed this “programming error” to continue unabated for over 17 months before informing the Board of Elections and attempting to correct this violation of law. To date, we have no assurance that these self-identified non-citizens are not actually registered to vote in Illinois.”
Of course, there’s nothing to see here as White’s office has said the issue has been fixed (insert sarcasm). Still, not everyone is convinced that everything is as good as gold, and with good reason too. As addressed by the letter sent to the speaker of the house in Illinois, they’re mere weeks away from early voting being enabled for the state’s 2020 general primary election.
Illinois Democrats provide state ID's to illegal immigrants. An "error" in their system resulted in 574 illegal immigrants being registered to vote, with an unknown number voting illegally in 2018.https://t.co/onYl3vYUrI
— Illinois Rising (@ILRising) January 22, 2020
You don’t have to be some kind of political pundit to see there’s a correlation between states that give illegal immigrants a driver’s license and states that somehow manage to get them on the voter rolls. I
llinois isn’t just your run of the mill sanctuary state that stops illegals from getting arrested and deported, they also allow them to obtain driver’s licenses. Why this exacerbates potential voter fraud is because Illinois has what’s known as an automatic voter registration system.
So, when someone obtains a state ID or driver’s license, they’re automatically registered to vote if they’re listed as “eligible”. Certainly no one would accidentally get registered due to some clerical error or mistyped information on a computer.
Except the aforementioned mis-registrations are rather common. Sanctuary states that provide forms of state ID to illegals can’t help but manage to also erroneously add illegals to statewide voter rolls.
Aside from Illinois’ latest snafu, California’s DMV even admitted that it had registered 1,500 non-eligible voters, which that included illegals, for over six months. Imagine that – pathways to voter registration, such as getting an ID, somehow inadvertently create circumstances where non-eligible voters can participate in elections.