Last week, the Department of Homeland Security granted “temporary protected status” to undocumented Haitians in America, allowing them to stay and work in this country for the next 18 months due to the devastating earthquake the nation recently suffered.
Anti-immigration zealot Tom Tancredo doesn’t like it, saying it will give rise to violent gangs:
Former Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado), now chairman of the Rocky Mountain Foundation (RMF), believes the move will keep dangerous criminals from being deported.
“I can assure you that the only people in line for deportation are those who have committed crimes, most of them very violent crimes,” Tancredo suspects. “Otherwise you don’t get deported from the United States just simply because you’re here illegally, as you should; but that’s not the case.”
The RMF chairman adds that in 1998 the U.S. granted similar status for El Salvadoran illegal aliens when their home country was ravaged by a hurricane — and it was that amnesty, according to Tancredo, that helped spawn the notorious MS-13 gang.
“The origination of all MS-13 gang members was the temporary protected status given to all the illegals here at that time,” he explains. “And believe me, we will have exactly the same kind of problem with the people that [Obama] has given amnesty to.”