Saturday, December 26, 2015

Geraldo Rivera And The Deportation Cannon

The same guy who became a laughingstock during the massively over-hyped opening of Al Capone’s vault, compromised operational information by reporting the position and American troop movements in Iraq on live TV, lied about being on the scene of “friendly fire” in Afghanistan and shoved an Air Force rescue worker aside during Hurricane Katrina so he could be filmed helping lift a woman in a wheelchair to safety is pissed off at the president over the news that DHS has begun preparing for a series of raids that would target for deportation hundreds of families who arrived in hordes to the US.  Among those to be deported include the surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America.

I’m referring, of course, to FOX News contributor Geraldo (Jerry) Rivera.  Rivera tweeted, “POTUS plan to muster authorities to round up & deport even non-criminal undocumented mostly Latino immigrants on Christmas Eve makes me sick.”

Oh Jerry.  By virtue of the fact they are here as undocumented immigrants means they have broken the law.  Secondly, the operations are to begin in early January not Christmas Eve as you purport in your tweet.  And lastly, these are illegals that had already been ordered removed from the United States by an immigration judge.

We don’t really know the true number of illegals who traipsed across our borders.  Some say 5 million.  Others say it could be as many as 11 million.  Obama’s executive action to “shield” them from deportation was blocked by the courts.

Executive Director for The Center for Immigration Studies, Mark Krikorian, admits he is skeptical about “whether the scale would be large enough to deter future illegal immigration from Central America.”  He added, “If you have photogenic raids on a few dozen illegal families and that’s the end of it, it’s just for show.  It’s just a [public relations] thing, enforcement theater.”

Rivera, who will go on an irrational rant at the drop of a hat, will no doubt explode when FOX airs its new animated sitcom “Bordertown” which is set to debut on Sunday, January 3, 2016.  In the official trailer, a device called the “deportation cannon” is ordered to be lit flinging illegals back across the border from whence they came.

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