Jorge Cornell, leader of North Carolina’s Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation gang urged gang members in rival gangs to join him in opposing the 287(g) program.
287(g) trains local law enforcement to help enforce immigration law. 7 of North Carolina’s 100 counties are currently enrolled in the program.
From the perspective of pure economics, this is my advice to local Bloods and Crips and other native-based gangs. 287(g) is your friend.
1) By deporting criminal illegal aliens, 287(g) opens up opportunities for native gang members. This increases profits for native gangs.
As you know, as much as 95% of the membership of gangs like MS-13 is made up of illegal aliens. In fact, 22% of all gang members in North Carolina are Hispanic, although Hispanics only account for 7% of North Carolina’s population. Likewise, Hispanics are thought to comprise 49 percent of total gang membership nationwide.
2) Contrary to Cornell’s claims, 287(g) is not racist and immigration enforcement has nothing to do with race. If anything, as the residents of Durham and L.A. have seen in recent years, Hispanic gangs have been targeting African-Americans.
Peace is a good thing. But, as they say, if you want peace … work for justice. And justice comes by equally applying the law to all people — no matter what their color or national origin or immigration status. Why should the ALKQN — or any other gang — be able to break immigration law with impunity? After all, native gang members have to obey the law.
Not to mention do the time (illegal aliens won’t, if Senator Rand has his way), if they break the law.