Illegal immigrants are being secretly flown to Massachusetts and kept in local lockups in an under-the-radar operation that has alarmed lawmen who are raising health and security concerns amid recent spikes in detainees coming up from Texas during the latest border crisis.
“We’re all becoming border sheriffs now with these people being carted all over the country,” said Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson.
“The blame goes all the way up. It’s a travesty and people ought to be upset,” Hodgson said. “This is un-American and has raised the stakes to the public health and public safety threat.”
I mean, I understand the concept of Playing fast and loose with the rules for (perceived) short-term political gain. I don't like such things, but I understand them. But Barack Obama has apparently decided to lean - shoot, impose - on various locales across the country without checking with them first. Did he really expect that officials in Bristol County, Massachusetts were going to be pleased to be assigned a bunch of illegal immigrants without so much as a by-your-leave? ...And without resources to take care of them, naturally.
Seriously, it is one thing to scre... ah, 'negatively impact'... politicians and officials associated with your opposition. It is quite another to do the same to people who are actually on your side. There's an unconscious - if not instinctive - arrogance and political ignorance being displayed here by Obama that simultaneously worries me for the country's sake, and fills me with a dark partisan glee for November...
Moe Lane (crosspost)