Sheriff: Amnesty is Simply Giving Up

From CNS News:

Sacramento County, CA Sheriff Scott Jones is taking to social media to deliver a message to President Obama about securing America’s borders, telling the president that “deferred action or amnesty is deferring this crisis. It is not reform, it’s simply giving up.”

In a YouTube video posted yesterday on the official Sacramento Sheriff account, Jones addresses President Obama, saying that he recently buried one of his deputies following the deadly shooting of two Northern California law enforcement officials.

The man accused in the killings, Marcelo Marquez, is an illegal immigrant who had previously been deported a number of times.

“I understand the integral role that the undocumented population plays in our national and state economies,” Jones says.

“The problem I have is I can’t tell which ones are good and which ones are evil, and neither can you. By their very definition they are undocumented.”

“Untracked, untraced and unaccounted for  – there is no way to know which of the 12 million undocumented persons in this country are good or bad. Don’t you think there should be some way of knowing, or at least some way to track them?” he asked.

“This is not about racism  – it is about an increasingly violent and uncertain world in which we are inadequately protected,” Jones continues.

“Mr. President, my request to you today can simply be stated: make immigration reform a priority. I do not care which reform you choose. Pathway to citizenship, guest work program, or any of the other innovative programs that currently exist.”

“But deferred action or amnesty is deferring this crisis. It is not reform, it’s simply giving up. It does nothing to make America or the undocumented population any safer.”

Jones continues: “For any facet of immigration reform to work our borders must be secure. So what possible reason could there be for not starting on this immediately?” he asked.

“An American patriot, Ronald Reagan, once told Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev to ‘tear down this wall,’ to preserve democracy and secure safety and freedom for a nation,” Jones said.

“Mr. President, I’m asking you to build up that wall for the very same reasons.”


It’s easy to understand the sheriff’s reasoning and appreciate the position he’s dealing from, but I say take it back a step further, and rather than reform first, how about we abide by the laws we have in place while we figure out the best way to reform? And how about we involve Congress while doing it so that we abide by the Constitution at the same time? What a refreshing change that would be.

Meanwhile, O is set to announce his amnesty plan put forth his EO edict on amnesty tonight. Somehow, I don’t think he heard the sheriff….or the other 300 million Americans.


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10 Responses to Sheriff: Amnesty is Simply Giving Up

  1. CW says:

    >>”I do not care which reform you choose.”

    That attitude scares me.

    I agree with you, Kathy. How do we know what parts of our immigration system are “broken,” assuming any are, if we don’t first use the system as it was intended? This is like a doctor randomly prescribing pills to a patient without examining him or running any tests on him first.

    But logic and reason are a complete waste of time when dealing with the Left. This isn’t a matter of stupidity or a lack of common sense. Their goals are different from our goals. Conservatives want to protect Americans. Liberals want to secure power for themselves and see themselves as heroes. As long as their goals remain in conflict with the interests of this nation, they will ALWAYS instinctively do the wrong things. They should never be trusted with public office and certainly they shouldn’t be trusted to draft immigration policy.

    • Kathy says:

      The sheriff is right about one thing – without a secure border, his problems will continue. Since O is hell bent on getting the cart before the horse, our border will never be secure and sheriffs everywhere will struggle with the problems the illegals bring on.

  2. Hardnox says:

    The only reason the system is broken is because this administration has chosen not to enforce the laws already on the books. The left has made sure that funds for proper enforcement were withdrawn. The use of an EO to screw it up even further is outrageous.

    Kudos to the sheriff for speaking out. It’s a bit late. We all know what to do and what must be done but our electeds chose to screw it up.

    • Kathy says:

      This administration has gone to great lengths to go around the laws on every possible occasion. He has bucked the system the whole time and loves to see how far he can push it and feed that infinite ego of his.

  3. Clyde says:

    I agree with CW. This plea, while falling on deaf ears, is disturbing. Will the hapless eunichs of the PSP do anything to corral this clown? Not likely. Good post.

  4. captbogus2 says:

    Again I ask why does Congress not go to the courts for a Writ of Mandamus ORDERING the DOJ, et al, to enforce the law?

  5. I.R. Wayright says:

    Does anyone remember the radio and TV ads that ran in the 1950s and early 1960s? It said. “All aliens have until January 31st to register your status with the government.”
    Even if you were here legally you still had to re-register every year. This was so they could keep track of you. What happened to that part of the immigration law? Nothing about the current immigration law is “broken” except the will to enforce the existing laws on the books. But once again, the dems have applied the tactic of repeating alie until it is accepted as truth. Ask the average low information voter and he will tell you the system is broken.
    We need to pass a law giving all aliens a certain period of time, say 30 days, to go to the nearest post office and pick up a form, fill it out and mail it in, postage free.
    Probably ought to finger print them too.
    Answer the questions, Who are you, where did you come from, when was that, what have you been doing since and where are you living now?
    Keep a copy of the form in your pocket and if you are asked to produce that form and do not have the legal right to be here, off you go.

  6. upaces88 says:

    It IS Giving In!!
    ​1) Have those that are already here​ as of ten years ago​ — register (just like our ancestors did at Ellis Island);
    ​2​) Background checks are a MUST;
    3) After they register, they MUST attend classes to learn to read and speak English (most community colleges offer classes);
    4) They must learn the Constitution; Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence (and be tested);
    5) They must then go before a judge to be sworn in as an American Citizen.
    6) The men “must” join the Military if he is under 30 years of age.
    7) They must have a health Check
    The adults will NEVER receive Social Security benefits because they have not paid into it.
    They are NOT to receive food stamps for the same reason. They have never paid into the system to warrant receiving food stamps.
    8) Put the Military on the border. Place signs at every major path where they come into the U.S. Also run ads in all the major newspapers; and give a press release to every major TV station in Mexico.

    IF shot crossing the border “illegally, any lawsuits will not be accepted in any U.S. court.

    Individuals who hire illegals will be fined $25,000 per person (prior to this, the fine was only $250 here in Texas;
    Corporations who hire illegals will be fined $50,00 per person;

    It is illegal to house illegals. It is already in law that Real Estate Sales Reps as well as apartments cannot rent to them. They do anyway. FINE THEM MUCH MORE HEAVILY and if it is the 2nd offense, they should lose their real estate license and/or be put in jail.

    Community Colleges allow them to register for school. They should also be heavily fined.

    To stop the illegals (and dope runners) from crossing the borders, put the Military on the border. Prior to ​ that, run an ad in every major newspaper in Mexico, Central America that they will be shot if caught trying to cross the border. NO LAW SUITS WILL BE HONORED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    And, YES, there will be profiling…Anyone who is a U.S. citizen will NOT have a problem proudly showing their Drivers License, correct legal papers; or any other proof. THEY ARE, AFTER ALL, INVADING OUR COUNTRY and this has to be stopped and they will agree with us.