Kirsters Baish| Liberals tend to create and peddle narratives on illegal immigration that don’t make sense. Lately, leftists have been pushing to abolish ICE and have been claiming that illegal immigrants don’t take advantage of the United States. This is a blatant lie. On Friday, both narratives were ripped to shreds when the United States Department of Justice made the announcement that over two dozen people were taken into custody for having attempted to “fraudulently obtain government benefits and vote in American elections.”
It was reported by Townhall that “22 of the 25 charged were illegal aliens, many with records of drug dealing, violent crimes, and some previously deported.”
The Department of Justice explained that those criminals stole the identities of innocent Puerto Ricans. These people do hold U.S. citizenship. These criminals did this in order to defraud American taxpayers.
“This kind of fraud is a theft from our seniors, a theft from our taxpayers, and a theft from the needy, theft from America,” explained Attorney General Jeff Sessions while speaking at a press briefing about the arrests.
“These government programs are intended to help the poor, the elderly, American citizens. Not those that are trespassing in the country,” he went on.
The Attorney General made an important point that liberals tend to forget about, which is that when someone breaks our country’s immigration laws, taxpaying Americans are the ones who are being effected.
“Across this city and across America, teachers, truck drivers, construction workers are going to work and paying taxes that are being stolen from the public treasury by fraudsters and criminals,” Sessions explained.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The criminal syndicate was largely comprised of Dominican Republic migrants who focused on stealing the identities of Puerto Ricans because of the similarity of Hispanic last names.
Officials pointed to revolving-door policies that allow illegal immigrants to receive only slaps on the wrist as one of the root causes of the widespread fraud.
Massachusetts Representative Shaunna O’Connell said, “(State governments) need to work more closely with state police and not let offenders walk out the door. They also need to be more proactive in mining their own database to look for people who have stolen identifications.”
This was a massive example of fraud. One of the criminals who was arrested is named Jose Lopez Rosado. Rosado is a convicted murderer. He escaped from a Puerto Rican prison, and even though he has multiple prior offenses, he stole a man’s identity and proceeded to steal $25,000 from American taxpayers through funded benefits from the state.
“Federal court records show that 24 of the 25 obtained a driver’s license or state ID, 19 applied for MassHealth benefits, one received $51,270 in rent subsidies from the Boston Housing Authorities and two pocketed more than $25,000 in unemployment benefits,” reported WCBV TV.
“At least two registered to vote when they applied for their license or ID,” the station explained.
ICE made the bust around the same time that liberals are working to abolish ICE all together. This basically proves that the left is wrong in their mission to get rid of ICE and allow all illegal aliens into the country.