Sheriff Kocken doesn’t understand “illegal”

Just read an article on the front page of today’s Green Bay Press-Gazette about 20 fugitives that were arrested in northeast Wisconsin by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department. All 20 had previously gone before an immigration judge and were ordered to leave the country; but they’re still here.

The article, written by Tony Walter, said, “some had criminal records”. So, now I’m left to decide if Walter just said that wrong, or if it’s actually true. And if it is true, why didn’t Walter ask about the discrepency?

Do you recognize the problem that I’m talking about? If not, then perhaps you don’t get it either.

If 20 people were ordered to leave the country, but didn’t, then why don’t they all have criminal records? Why only “some”? Even Sheriff Dennis Kocken said, “It’s a positive step. I don’t believe there’s anybody that wants illegal criminals in Brown County.” What the heck does that mean? What’s the difference between a criminal and an illegal criminal?

I’m so tired of Americans having this mindset that illegal immigrants are not criminals unless they commit another crime. This isn’t just Crevier Law; this is American law.

Here is my updated list of key people that don’t understand the first word in “illegal immigrant”:

  • Senator Hillary Clinton, NY
  • Mayor Rudy Giuliani, New York, NY
  • Senator Ted Kennedy, MA
  • Sheriff Dennis Kocken, Brown County, WI
  • Senator John McCain, AZ

I know the list is longer, and I do recall others who need to be here. But I’ll wait to see the evidence so I don’t misquote them and improperly accuse them of being wrong.