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Old 08-26-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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Though she bungled the delivery, U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite was right Monday to call for a federal investigation of how two illegal immigrants with arrest records were free to allegedly carry out a string of violent robberies and rapes.

This region was let down by a system that released two illegal immigrants who went on to terrorize women and restaurant owners. Lessons must be learned to prevent other innocent citizens from facing a similar horror.


But before throwing stones at Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee, the congresswoman should have accepted responsibility for the federal government's failure to protect communities from criminals who enter this country illegally.

The federal government, after all, is charged with enforcing immigration laws. Yet Immigration and Customs Enforcement generally only deports illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes.

Perhaps the deportation bar is set too high. In a perfect world, any illegal immigrant who runs up against law enforcement should be deported.

But it's easy to call for zero tolerance, as Brown-Waite has. It's another thing to make it work.

This blunder starts at the top.

Sheriff Gee would like to be the first to testify.

Search For Culprit In Immigrants' Crime Spree Starts On Capitol Hill

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