The Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) says amnesty is “family reunification” and illegal immigrants are only “undocumented.” TIRRC, like most leftist groups trying to turn Tennessee a color other than red, is forced to work by deceit because law-abiding Tennesseans are very hard to fool.
Regardless of TIRRC’s euphemistic labels, the people they endorse, are lawbreakers. They are dishonest, having knowingly and intentionally broken the law to enter our country. There is no commitment to follow U.S. law like honest, hard-working, Tennessee taxpayers who are invested in their communities.
Three years ago in May 2013, Edwin Mejia, a 16-year old “unaccompanied alien child (UAC)” from Honduras, walked across the U.S. border. Federal refugee resettlement contractors take custody of minors like Edwin who enter the U.S. illegally. The contractor then releases the UAC to a U.S. based “sponsor” with little if any vetting of the sponsors. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has the largest contract for these services, receiving $65.9 million in federal tax money to service the UACs in 2012.
Edwin was released to his brother Santos Jesus Romero-Mejia, also an illegal alien who was living in Madison, Tennessee. Actually, “80 percent of the the unaccompanied minors in its care to other illegal immigrants.”
By January 2016, Edwin was in Nebraska, where driving on a suspended license and very drunk and drag-racing, he killed a 21-year old woman who that same night had just graduated from college. The police requested that ICE issue a detainer that would have kept Edwin in jail. But ICE didn’t issue a detainer because Edwin’s “offense did ‘not constitute a crime of violence.’” So Edwin posted bond and was released.
“He’s now on ICE’s most-wanted list for motor vehicle homicide, but authorities believe he has fled to his native Honduras.” Good job ICE, not.
In December 2016, TIRRC will will host the “We the People National Immigrant Integration Conference.” It will be held at the very expensive Omni Hotel in Nashville because they say that Nashville is “the fastest growing immigrant city in the United States, a leading ‘new gateway city’ and model for welcoming immigrants and refugees” (as engineered by social progressives and the establishment globalist right).
They will hold sessions promoting rights for illegal aliens like voting in municipal elections, “fighting criminalization,” and “comprehensive immigration reform,” the amnesty program being pushed by both the progressives and the establishment.
Their overarching goal? Turn a red state blue, but for now they’ll settle for purple, while their favored minority, the illegals, commit crimes against our citizens and escape punishment.