CBS’s S.W.A.T. went to bat this week on behalf of  unlawful aliens and people who conceal them from immigration authorities

Within the episode, “Secure Home,” on Friday, December 10, the S.W.A.T. crew rescues an unlawful immigrant, Jenni (Isa Garcia), who was kidnapped by a drug gang. Jenni had been pressured to be a drug mule in Honduras and fled to the USA with a considerable amount of the vendor’s cocaine. The younger Honduran gang chief, Ignacio Cuevas (Victor Manso), is searching for out Jenni and the medicine with which she fled. (The reason given by a buddy for why Jenni fled with the medicine is “Jenni did not know what to do with this when she escaped. It isn’t her fault.”)

Jenni has been hiding within the secure home of a grandmotherly character named Mama Peña (Terri Hoyos). Mama Peña by no means checks what the ladies could also be carrying with them once they arrive. Due to this fact, she is oblivious to the truth that a considerable amount of cocaine has been stashed in her home.

A neighborhood Los Angeles gang chief named Marcos (Steve Louis Villegas) brings Mama Peña to S.W.A.T. member Luca (Kenny Johnson) to assist in the seek for Jenni. Marcos is aware of Luca from his neighborhood and trusts him. He needs to assist Mama Peña discover Jenni as a result of Mama Peña as soon as took in Marcos and his household. In case you are holding rating, Mama Peña has taken in 1) an unlawful immigrant who grew to become a gang member and a couple of) an unlawful immigrant with cocaine whose entry into the U.S. induced a Honduran gang chief to sneak in as properly and produce violence. Mama Peña is meant to be a sympathetic character.

There may be one S.W.A.T. crew member who’s visibly unenthusiastic about Mama Peña’s secure home, Sargent Deacon “Deac” Kay (Jay Harrington). The best way S.W.A.T. often works is that Deac takes the extra “conservative” place within the present and a left-wing character argues with him. That left-wing character is usually Chris (Lisa Esco). “Secure Home” was no exception to this set-up. 

You see, whereas Luca and the Spanish-speaking Chris had been at the secure home making an attempt to get data to assist discover Jenni, Ignacio’s gang pulled up in entrance of the home and shot it up searching for the medicine. Deac and one other S.W.A.T. chief arrived afterwards to interrogate Mama Peña concerning the incident. Chris discovered Deac far too unsympathetic to Mama Peña. She confronts him about it again at S.W.A.T. headquarters.

Chris: What’s your downside? On the secure home, why’d you come at Mama Pina like that? 

Deac: I used to be questioning her. 

Chris: No, you have been accusing her.

Tan: Chris, settle down. 

Chris: You keep out of this. 

Deac: Hear, I am sorry you noticed it that approach, however I used to be doing my job. The one the place we ask witnesses and potential suspects the onerous questions.

Chris: Potential suspects? You assume she’s hiding one thing? 

Deac: These are your phrases, not mine. Let’s simply depart it at that, huh? 

Chris: No. I need to hear you say it. 

Deac: Say what? Come on, Chris, whether or not you need to admit it or not, Mrs. Sosa is doing these ladies extra hurt than good.

Chris: How’s that? 

Deac: What for those who and Luca hadn’t been there? Huh? Then what occurs? At finest, she’s a vigilante. And at worst… 

Chris: At worst, a felony? Do you’ve any clue the sacrifice that girl makes each day simply so younger ladies fleeing oppression and violence get an opportunity? 

Deac: These younger ladies haven’t any authorized standing residing beneath her roof, all proper? So with out it, they’re simply sitting geese. They could possibly be deported on the drop of a hat, despatched again to the very hazard they’re fleeing.

Chris: You are proper. They need to undergo the right channels, like sweating it out in detention facilities the place they will most likely endure the identical abuses they fled! And perhaps by the point they’re 40, be given permission to be on this nation.

Deac: Hey, I am not saying the method is not flawed, however it’s a course of. You do not get to simply select which regulation you’re feeling like breaking.

Chris: Wow, it should be so good throwing stones perched up in your tidy nook of the world. 

Hondo: Hey, that is sufficient. Proper now I do not give a rattling about both of your politics. We bought a younger lady’s life hanging within the stability, interval. 

Depend me on Crew Deac. Chris by no means considers that there are different closer nations the place Central American immigrants may safely migrate or that the overwhelming majority of unlawful border crosses are literally economic migrants. In her thoughts, the one choice is making a harmful unlawful journey to the U.S. and sweating it out in detention facilities, as if no different choices exist.

Defending unlawful immigrants from deportation allows drug and human trafficking. The truth is, the episode’s complete plot is an unintentional argument for robust border enforcement. The script assumes it’s simple for drug sellers and human traffickers from Central America to stream throughout the border and trigger violence and chaos in the USA. A personality like Mama Peña might consider her actions are compassionate, however they the truth is allow the corruption of trafficking.

When the S.W.A.T. crew is about to rescue Jenni and seize Ignacio in an undercover operation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrives on the scene. ICE’s sudden arrival places your complete sting in jeopardy and nearly will get Jenni killed. ICE can by no means be the hero in a Hollywood script even when going after a violent drug vendor. Ignacio runs off with Jenni, however Chris is ready to rescue her by bodily taking Ignacio down. The petite Chris seems to be like she could possibly be blown over by the wind, however someway she has the physical strength to beat a male Honduran gang chief. Proper.

In the long run, Ignacio and his males are arrested and Jenni seems to be spared deportation. Deac look sympathetically at poor Jenni as she talks with Chris in S.W.A.T. headquarters. Later, Chris returns Jenni to Mama Peña’s residence and offers Mama Peña a card together with her cellular phone quantity in case she ever wants assist. Chris by no means discourages Mama Peña from her unlawful and harmful exercise.

People are rising bored with being guilted for wanting our nation’s border protected and immigration legal guidelines enforced. For years, ballot after ballot has proven People need more enforcement of our immigration laws. No Hollywood script goes to alter that.

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