Letter: Irresponsible immigration policies | AspenTimes.com

Letter: Irresponsible immigration policies

There was an interesting column in the July 19 Denver Post with some surprising statistics (“Thiessen: Obama’s silence on this Calif. killing is deafening,” Opinion).

The Obama administration has been releasing tens of thousands of criminal illegal immigrants into our communities.

Just like some softhearted (soft-headed?) local judges who set ridiculously low bail for all the illegal-immigrant coke dealers busted by Lou Vallario and company. Say, Lou, any of those perps show up for their day in court? No? I haven’t read anything in the court news.

But back to Barack Obama; between 2010 and 2014, 121 criminal illegal immigrants were released who then were involved in homicides. From 2008 to 2012, Obama released 424 sex offenders who didn’t have to register as sex offenders due to a lack of communication. In 2013, Obama released a total of 36,007 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions. In 2014, the number was 30,558.

Kathryn Steinle was killed in San Francisco recently by an illegal immigrant with seven prior felony convictions. Because San Francisco is a “sanctuary” city, it refused to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement of his release.

Last year, Obama’s open-border policies allowed tens of thousands of illegal-immigrant women and children to invade our country. Our tax dollars are now providing “free” food, shelter, clothing, teachers, entertainment and high-priced shysters. When was the last time Barack gave you or your kids anything free?

The president has made a mockery of our immigration laws by rewarding criminals with work permits and de facto amnesty, even though illegal immigrants are the main cause of income inequality.

Unfortunately, the rich can never have enough poor to satisfy their greed. That’s how Aspen manages to pay maids less today than it did 35 years ago.

Bruno Kirchenwitz


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