Committeeman Langert: There Should Be No Tolerance For Convicted Illegal Immigrants

By Ephraim Israel: The headlines of “suspects fled on foot”, which turn out to be an illegal running from police following a violent crime or accident is unfortunately not an uncommon one here in Lakewood, and beyond. But can anything be done about the cat and mouse-like situation? 

Like every other town or city in the United States, Lakewood is subject to federal and state laws in regard to individual rights, and must comply with the laxity surrounding the national approach to illegal aliens.

In other words, under current laws, not much can be done by authorities here in Lakewood or in any other town for that matter.

“We can only work with the guidelines we are given”, Committeeman Steven Langert said when asked if there are tougher penalties Lakewood could impose on the illegal immigrants who run from the law in fear of being apprehended and shipped out. 

All aliens over the age of 14 who remain in the United States for longer than 30 days are required under federal Law to register with the U.S. government, and to have registration documents in their possession at all times. However, there is obviously difficulty enforcing this law.

ICE, the Federal law enforcement agency under the United States Department of Homeland Security, is responsible for identifying, investigating, and dismantling vulnerabilities regarding the nation’s border, economic, transportation, and infrastructure security.

While ICE is responsible for removing all illegal aliens from U.S. territories, at this point in time the agency simply enforces the law against criminals found to have been arrested in the United States on some crime, and that are already being held in a prison or jail. At that point in time, ICE gets involved, and can deport the illegal alien. But by that point, it may be too late.

“Other than reporting them to ICE, it’s not under our jurisdiction”, Langert said.

In response to the subject currently held without bail in connection with the death of the 12 year old boy Langert says, “If it were up to me, if he is convicted, the day he is eligible to be released, I’d have him sent back. There should be no tolerance for criminals”.

Unfortunatly, although Langert’s statments are in line with those of ICE, it is up to the federal government to enforce the laws properly and not that of the local government.

“A lot of municipalities have the same frustrations we do”, Langert says. But “until something is done by those that have the ability to do something about it, nothing will happen”. TLS.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. #1 If they commit an indictable offense or are caught driving while intoxicated then they are placed into the ICE system. # 2 No they cannot scan faces.

  2. Quote “In other words, under current laws, not much can be done by authorities here in Lakewood or in any other town for that matter.”
    N O N S E N S E , ! ! ! ! !

  3. Maybe stop voting for the politicians that refuse to enforce the borders (the democrats and some moderate republicans)

    If you vote only for real conservatives, maybe they’ll finally close the borders.

    There is absolutely nothing else that any law-abiding citizen can do about it.

    (The ignorance that I see here on how this country works, and how this country is being torn apart by liberals, is frankly mind-boggling)

  4. They say the reason why there’s no olympics in mexico is because if they new how to run they would all be across the border shipping them back is not the solution they would just jump on next freight train and come back

  5. #8 & #10. Your political slant blurs your reasoning. Your lack of knowing the facts negates your response. In 2010, the Obama administration deported approx 400,000 illegal aliens to their native countries. This was the highest number of any prior administration since Pres. Eisenhower. It was the maximum number that could be handled by ICE. Their staffing, holding facilities etc could not handle more. At this rate it would take 20-30 years to deport the 12-20million illegals they believe are in the country. The administration has decided to concentrate on deporting criminals rather than illegals as a whole. The Republican candidates want to reduce the federal workforce by at least 10%. This would mean ICE could only handle fewer illegal cases. There would be fewer Border Guards, etc. Try using facts instead of propaganda.

  6. TO #11 – you stated: “Try using facts instead of propaganda.”

    YOU WANT FACTS? ILL GIVE YOU FACTS!!
    -which group constantly panders to illegals? which group makes retarded propositions to give illegals instate tuition rates/social programs/ability to instantly legalize babies born here? – LIBERALS!!
    – which group is always fighting for rights for illegals? – LIBERALS!
    – which group is always advocating for open boarders? LIBERALS!
    – which group is always taking rights away from police officers to be able to detain illegals? – LIBERALS!
    – which group is fought for illegals to obtain drivers licenses? – LIBERALS!
    – WHICH GROUP HAS FOUGHT FOR ILLEGALS TO BE INCLUDED INTO THE HEALTH CARE BILLS? – LIBERALS!

    California Democrat Assemblyman Gil Cedillo. The lawmaker, who is a member in good standing of the National Council on La Raza, has tried unsuccessfully nine different times since 1998 to get bills passed in the California State Legislature that would allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses

    Connecticut Democratic Mayor Wants To Let Illegals Vote!

    WHICH GROUP STAND AROUND PROTESTING DEPORTATIONS? – LIBERALS!!

    how is that for facts?

  7. WONDERING ALSO STATED: – “”The Republican candidates want to reduce the federal workforce by at least 10%. This would mean ICE could only handle fewer illegal cases.

    = talk about propaganda!! federal work force, meaning the drone walking around asking people what they want for lunch, and other useless employee’s!
    EVEN IF REPUBLICANS TAKE AWAY THEA MOUNT OF BOARDER AGENTS, BUT GIVE THE REMAINING LEFT MORE POWER TO PROTECT OUT COUNTRY= PROBLEM SOLVED!
    democrats think having a couple hundred boarder agents who have no authority to even shoot back, is ‘solving the problem’.
    republicans think having half the man-power, but with more authority to do what it takes, is TRULY SOLVING THE PROBLEM!

  8. I agree! The ICE would not have to be the only ones deporting the illegals. We have plenty of men in the armed forces that can be utilized. Get them out of here! They are costing us a fortune just in healthcare alone!

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