MassBackwards, a right wing blog in a left-wing state, reports that New Ipswich Police Chief W. Garrett Chamberlain in New Hampshire has arrested an illegal on a novel legal theory: criminal trespass.
That is, since Jorge Mora Ramirez is in the United States illegally, he's committing criminal trespass anywhere he is.
According to a New Hampshire Union-Leader
On April 15 the New Ipswich police arrested Jorge Mora Ramirez, an illegal alien from Mexico. Chamberlain charged Ramirez with criminal trespass. State law states that a "person is guilty of criminal trespass if, knowing he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place." Chamberlain says Ramirez, as an illegal alien, is not "licensed or privileged" to be in the state, and is therefore trespassing.
Sounds like solid reasoning to us. If a judge in Jaffrey-Peterborough District Court agrees on Tuesday, police departments throughout New Hampshire could arrest illegal aliens just for being illegal aliens, which is something that only federal officials have had the authority to do.
"ICE officials have not said what they intend to do with Ramirez. Last July they refused to detain or deport nine illegal Ecuadorians arrested in New Ipswich. The aliens were released, and who knows where they are now?
Michelle Malkin reported on Chief Chamberlain's earlier problems trying to get action out of the ICE in Homeland Insecurity: The Dangerous Game Of Catch-And-Release Continues, last year.
It's the anniversary of the fall of Saigon. You can read Peter Brimelow's discussion of it in his review of A Bright Shining Lie, a major propaganda effort by the kind of person who helped lose that war. It received nothing but positive reviews from the mainstream media. Brimelow's review
provoked an unusual type of letter: passionately assenting, enclosing similarly hostile reviews from obscure service journals and even private memos, apparently dashed off to relieve the writers' powerless rage. None of this found expression in the establishment media.
The Vietnam War is over. America's civil war goes on.
I wrote in 2001 that the
The Vietnamese loved their country. Their ancestors were buried there, and they didn't want to leave, but when [President Gerald]
Ford and the House Democrats abandoned them, they had little choice about leaving.
And they're still in the US, of course.
The BBC has an interview with some college girls [audio link, WMA] from Colorado College down in Mexico on a school sponsored trip to an illegal staging area, to learn why people cross into Mexico through the burning desert.
Just the way she says "illegals" is instructive.
The Arizona Star reports that Colorado College has also sent some volunteers to aid the crossers by providing water in the desert, "with the help of two private grants."