I suspected that the media would prioritize the anti-Trump legal news over the murder of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, who was killed by an illegal immigrant who had gamed the system to remain in America for years. But frankly, even I have been stunned at the callous disregard for this young woman’s senseless death as shown by the opponents of immigration law enforcement over the past 48 hours.
As one commentator pointed out, liberal political and media figures bawled and raged over ICE “tearing children from their parents’ arms” to put them in holding centers for a few weeks after their parents tried to enter the US illegally. But when an illegal alien who never should have been in the US at all tears an innocent American like Mollie Tibbetts from her parents’ arms forever, they dismiss her death as mere collateral damage to the greater cause of open borders and abolishing ICE.
I like to think that Juan Williams, the liberal voice on Fox News’ “The Five,” just misspoke when he accused Republicans of exploiting Ms Tibbetts’ murder by saying it was just “one girl.” So the lost of one innocent life isn't reason enough to be outraged? Does anyone on the left even remember the name Kate Steinle? I knew that would be their reprehensible response, which is why, when I reported this story yesterday, I followed it with links to multiple accounts of killings, armed robberies and rapes by illegal immigrants.
To be clear: I’m not in any way suggesting that all illegal immigrants are violent criminals (or as the media usually misquotes conservatives, that "all immigrants are violent criminals." But if we can prevent even one violent crime against an innocent American simply by enforcing immigration laws that are already on the books, so that the people who do commit these heinous crimes would not be here to commit them, then why aren’t we doing it? We can’t predict when an American citizen will commit a crime, but we can prevent crimes by those who have no legal right to be here by preventing them from being here. That's the basic duty of the federal government: to secure the borders and protect the general welfare of the American people.
Liberals sneer that it’s “only one girl.” Okay, then, give me a number. How many innocent Americans have to killed, raped, robbed or beaten before we reach the magic number that makes it worthwhile for the left to agree that we should have done more to monitor who was allowed to be in this country. Twenty? Fifty? Two hundred? A million?
While we’re tallying up that list of victims, don’t forget the name Dominic Durden. He was killed by a drunken illegal immigrant who was driving an unlicensed truck the wrong way on the highway and was still in the US, despite having two felonies and two DUIs on his record. After permanently ripping Dominic from the arms of his mother, he was sentenced to 35 days in jail.
At the link, you can read what Dominic’s grieving mother had to say about Mollie Tibbetts. Her question is the same as mine: “Just how many more will it take?”