In discussions with people over immigration, illegal aliens (two different groups of people), etc, a point I've made over and over. There may be an issue for debate over people who crossed the border, set up a new life in America, and have become productive members of society (i.e. have supported their families, etc). The people who "do the jobs Americans don't want to do anymore," and that is for discussion.
However, the bigger point I've made is we don't need to import people to do "the crimes Americans will not do anymore." Can we at least agree that felons, documented gang members, and other serious criminals who have filled our jails have no business being in this country. Upon completion of their sentences, they should be handed to ICE, have their biometric data recorded, deported and never allowed back into the country.
With that as background, from this morning's Austin Statesman
Firework set off inside police car during ICE protests
A person smashed the rear window of an unoccupied Austin police patrol car and threw a lit firework inside it early Sunday near the site of recent protests against immigration enforcement operations in the area, police officials said.
The Austin Fire Department is investigating the incident, which took place around 3 a.m. near the intersection of N. Lamar Boulevard and Rundberg Lane and set the interior of the patrol car on fire.
According to the Austin police, officers saw a person damage the patrol car, and then leave as a passenger in another car. The suspect ran from officers on foot after they pulled the car over, but was eventually detained.
So far the suspect has only been charged with evading arrest, police officials said. The investigation of the patrol car fire is still ongoing...
...On Friday evening, more than 100 people gathered at the intersection of Rundberg and Lamar to protest a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation launched last week to capture unauthorized immigrants with criminal records.(Emphasis mine) A smaller group of protesters returned to the area Saturday afternoon, and more showed up a third time Saturday night.
In a separate incident at the site of a protest near the intersection of E. Cesar Chavez Street and Chalmers Avenue, an individual was arrested Saturday evening for aggravated assault, police said.
Thankfully the suspect was arrested and if he's found to be an illegal alien, after his time with Texas law (hopefully) he's sent to ICE for deportation.
I find it interesting that this rag paper calls the illegal aliens ICE deported unauthorized immigrants with criminal records."
No, they are not immigrants, immigrants come in through the front door. Illegal aliens are not in the open. What we have now is not immigration, but an invasion.
I really find it ironic they protested near E. Cesar Chavez Street. Cesar Chavez was very much opposed to illegals aliens flooding in from South and Central America. He understood if they were there, they would force the wages of the United Farm Workers members down by increasing the supply of cheap labor. But Mr Chavez, they do provide what the Democrats need. A new pool of supporters and voters to keep power.