We can deport Somalis!

For as long as I’ve been writing this blog (since 2007) I’ve been led to believe that we can’t deport criminal Somalis back to Somalia, but I see that in 2005, the US Supreme Court said, sure we can!

The issue was brought to my attention this morning while reading an immigration lawyer’s plea at the Huffington Post to not deport the criminal aliens recently rounded up by ICE in the latest Obama Administration push to get the bad guys off the streets and out of your towns.  Of course, Bill Ong Hing is making the case that if they’ve served time, they should get to stay, but those rounded up recently have not served their time YET!

Here is Mr. Hing, professor of Law University of San Francisco:

With great fanfare last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced the arrest of some 3,000 convicted “criminal aliens” during a its seven-day national “Operation Cross-Check” enforcement operations. The attention-grabbing announcement emphasized that more than 1,600 had felony and highlighted seven of the arrestees who had been convictions for kidnapping, attempted murder, armed assault, or child molestation. That’s juicy information for law-and-order enthusiasts and the anti-immigration establishment.

The problem with these types of ICE actions and announcements is that they blur the picture of who makes up the so-called “criminal aliens.” Immigrants who commit crimes and are subject to deportation come from all over the world: Mexico, Asia, Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The U.S. Supreme Court has even endorsed the deportation of a Somalian refugee, convicted of assault, back to Somalia, where no formal government exists. In 2002, the United States began deporting Cambodian refugees convicted of crimes back to communist-dominated Cambodia. So while ICE may indeed be rounding up and removing hundreds of so-called “illegal immigrants” who have committed crimes, the agency is also engaged in deporting lawful permanent resident aliens (those with “green cards”) and refugees convicted of crimes. And these deportees have served their sentences in the criminal justice system before being deported.

Here is the 2005 Supreme Court ruling in Jama v. ICE.

Gee, I wonder if we could save ourselves a whole lot of taxpayer money by deporting convicted Somali murderers (like this guy) back to Somalia?

By the way, as we have noted in this previous post, Canada has no qualms about sending criminal Somalis back to Mogadishu.

Arab American News took note (again) of Arab names in recent Michigan food stamp fraud bust

…..”Jihad Jim” was among those arrested.

Longtime readers know that a side issue for me is to follow the immigrant-run convenience stores that end up being busted for food stamp fraud.

Here is a story from Arab American News recently where they took note of the Arab names in the list of those arrested (so it isn’t just me who notices!):

DETROIT — A total of 11 people have been arrested in a recent sweep including one store owner from Dearborn, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Barbara McQuade announced on Wednesday.

The U.S. government has begun focusing more on alleged cases of food stamp fraud during which the stamps can be exchanged for everything from furniture to appliances or even cash at a 50% exchange rate at one location.

Owners of the following stores have been arrested, including numerous Arab Americans; they are Dollar City, Dollar & Party, H&J Fish Market, Caesar Food Center, King Cole Foods and 30th Street Food Market in Detroit; Dollar Palace in Inkster, and Country Farm Market in Pontiac were also involved in arrests. The owner of H&J, Jihad “Jim” Sayed, was among those arrested.

“Taxpayers in Michigan fund the food stamp program to provide food for the needy, not to create a commodity to be traded for profit,” McQuade said in local news reports.

This is not the first time that the Arab American News has taken note of the many Arab names in these busts.  This is a story from 2008 that I like to mention from time to time because it is hilarious.  A spokesman for the State Attorney General says, nah there is no connection, it’s kind of like biker gangs hanging together.

Here is how the Arab American News began its 2008 report:

DEARBORN   Twenty seven people arrested by state police in February for alleged food card fraud all seem to be of Arab descent, judging by their names all recognizable Arab family names.

Calling all investigative reporters, this is a big story, would someone please investigate.  I’ve done your research for you—you need only search RRW for dozens of similar stories on ‘food stamp fraud.’  Especially check out the E-2 Treaty Investors racket.

2008 post has received 17,821 hits….

….and continues to be a top post almost every day.

Which post is it?  This one entitled:  How did we get so many Somali refugees—the numbers are telling.   There is no evidence in the stats to tell us where so many hits come from every day, people must just be forwarding it to friends.  It’s a mystery to me.

Just a reminder that in the right hand sidebar (scroll down) you can see which posts have been the most heavily read in the last few days, check it out once in awhile.