In the wake of Kathryn Steinle’s horrific murder, it’s imperative that we continue to make the case for alien detention. She would still be alive today if the authorities in San Francisco had not been proscribed from detaining the criminal alien-with multiple felonious convictions-who would go on to take her life in such a brutal fashion. Thankfully, Dan Cadman has written a thoughtful backgrounder for the Center for Immigration Studies which explains in plain language why detention is necessary. I would urge you all to look it over and send it to some of the media outlets who simply refuse to connect the dots.
Arguing that all of Latin America (or any other region of the globe) should be permitted to migrate illegally to the United States is a foolish, progressive-liberal version of “noblesse oblige”; a kind of reverse colonialism that does nothing to solve the problems looming large in the lives of the populations of the region — festering inequality, disastrous economic policies, rampant crime, and rule by insulated kleptocracies.