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Liberal Carpetbaggers in Teller County, Colorado team up with ACLU to sue Sheriff for working with ICE

On the same day that ICE  scrutinized El Paso and Teller Counties for endangering the public for ignoring multiple detainer requests for an illegal immigrant who then injured someone in a car accident, the Teller County Sheriff’s office is once again being sued for cooperating with ICE to help deport illegal immigrant detainees. The announcement comes right as ICE was finally able to find and detain Ramirez-Mendez, 2 years after his DUI and hit-and-run charges. Sheriff Jason Mikesell quickly pointed out that he was not in office at the time of this lapse in judgment in his speech to the public today, July 18th, 2019. He also pointed out several other important facts concerning the lawsuit that the mainstream media failed to report on.

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Joel Ramirez-Mendez, guilty of illegal immigration, DUI with an injury, a hit-and-run. Hit-and-run accidents are now the norm in Denver and Colorado Springs.

Sheriff Mikesell’s main objective was to educate the public on the true nature of the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit. First, he was quick to point out that there are no funds being used from the county to help ICE arrest potential illegal immigrants, something the lawsuit alleges. In fact, the resources are being provided by the Federal government. Then, the Sheriff highlighted the overall danger to the public by referring to the specific case that led to someone being injured by an illegal immigrant immediately after being let go by the original Teller County Sheriff, ignoring multiple ICE detainee requests in the process. “Imagine if that person would have been detained so that they couldn’t hurt anyone anymore,” the Sheriff postulated. He also brought up the fact that he has had to work hard to push out drug cartels who took advantage of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, many of which were comprised of illegal immigrants. Sheriff Mikesell also sought to clarify his stance on the county’s participation, and what that participation would look like. In August of this year, he will be sending his officers for training to help ICE arrest illegal immigrants. He will cooperate with all ICE detainee requests. He also made it clear that he supports President Trump in his stance on illegal immigration, and that he strongly believes that the majority of Teller County residents support his position.

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“Imagine if that person would have been detained so that they couldn’t hurt anyone anymore.”

-Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell

The ACLU’s lawsuit specifically alleges that the County is violating Colorado law by sending his officers to train with ICE in August. The referenced law was signed by Jared Polis this past year, which forbids police departments from holding detainees if they have already posted bond, and in effect bars local police from working with ICE whatsoever.

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Without all of the legal jargon and political posturing, it appears that ICE is failing in their duty to protect America, by showing up late to pick up detainees. It is clear Teller County is happy to work with ICE and their detainer requests, unlike Denver County, who would often ignore the requests, or take days to respond (usually after the suspect has already been let out on a personal recognizance bond.)

It is admirable that Teller County is working with ICE to train his officers on how to work with ICE efficiently, and even make arrests. It is admirable that they are working hard to honor detainee requests in a timely manner. Illegal immigration has had a disastrous effect on Colorado’s crime rate, which has been rising steadily year over year since 2014. The Colorado Springs police department appears to have its priorities out of order. As we reported last year, they are dealing with a significant rise in crime, while seemingly enforcing laws without victims (traffic/speeding violations) instead of protecting private property. This is not a surprise, as many in the area feel that the Springs will be the next Colorado city to be dominated by leftist politicians.

The law passed by the Colorado legislature this year will have a DISASTROUS impact for all Coloradans, and America as a whole. The law specifically states that:

a person eligible for release from custody must be released. It also bars local law enforcement in Colorado from making an arrest or detaining someone based on a federal immigration violation without a federal warrant or writ. It also bars law enforcement from passing on information about someone’s immigration status to federal authorities. 

Consider this: the average Colorado citizen with no police power has more authority than their local Sheriff to report on illegal immigration. How crazy is that? Without a doubt, this law endorses lawlessness, and it is another sign that Colorado has been conquered by cultural marxists hell bent on destroying the American way of life and the local culture in Colorado.  Speaking of which, the ACLU lawsuit relies on legal standing to be effective, and they have no problem recruiting some of Colorado’s newcomers to push their agenda forward. Are these folks Colorado natives? The answer is a resounding NO. Lets take a look at the backgrounds of the carpetbagging plaintiffs:

  1. Plaintiff Berck Nash is a resident of Teller County and has lived in the county for close to seven years. He pays property tax on the home he owns in Teller County, specific ownership tax on the vehicles he has registered in Teller County, and sales tax on the purchases he regularly makes in Teller County. These taxes are used in part to fund the Teller County General Fund, and the TCSO budget draws funds from the Teller County General Fund.
  2. Plaintiff Joanna Nash is a resident of Teller County and has lived in the county for close to seven years. Like her husband Berck, she pays property tax on the home she owns in Teller County and sales tax on the purchases she regularly makes in Teller County. These taxes – 3 – go toward the Teller County General Fund, and the TCSO budget draws funds from the Teller County General Fund.
  3. Plaintiff Rodney Saunders is a resident of Teller County and has lived in the county for a total of 15 years. He pays property taxes on the home and eight acres of land he owns in Teller County, specific ownership tax on the vehicles he has registered in Teller County, and sales tax on the purchases he regularly makes in Teller County. These taxes are used in part to fund the Teller County General Fund, and the TCSO budget draws funds from the Teller County General Fund.
  4. Plaintiff Darlene Schmurr-Stewart is a resident of Teller County. She has lived in Teller County for two years and has owned her home in Teller County for four years. She pays property taxes on that home, specific ownership tax on the vehicles she has registered in Teller County, and sales tax on the purchases she regularly makes in Teller County. These taxes are used in part to fund the Teller County General Fund, and the TCSO budget draws funds from the Teller County General Fund.
  5. Plaintiff Paul Michael Stewart is a resident of Teller County. Like his wife Darlene, he has lived in Teller County for two years and has owned his Teller County home for four years. He pays property taxes on that home, specific ownership tax on the vehicles he has registered in Teller County, and sales tax on the purchases he regularly makes in Teller County. These taxes are used in part to fund the Teller County General Fund, and the TCSO budget draws funds from the Teller County General Fund.
  6. Plaintiff Janet Gould is a resident of Teller County and has lived in the county for 31 years. She pays property tax on the home she owns in Teller County, specific ownership tax on the vehicle she has registered in Teller County, and sales tax on the purchases she regularly makes in Teller County. These taxes are used in part to fund the Teller County General Fund, and the TCSO budget draws funds from the Teller County General Fund. Note: We could not verify the residency of Ms. Gould, who seemingly has a P.O. Box in the area. 

It is important to mention that some of these homeowners could be lying about their primary residence, something that is very common and easy to do. Rental properties and other secondary residences can easily be listed as a primary residence with some maneuvering. The lawsuit itself serves as a perfect example of how liberal Texans, illinoisans, Californians, and others moving to Colorado are transforming the state beyond recognition.

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ICE has a detention center in Teller County. Interesting that they label it as a “Denver Field Office,” that is probably due to the fact that Teller County is actually doing a better job than the City of Denver at handling Denver’s immigration crisis!

The lawsuit is relying on a law actually breaks the law. Aiding criminality should not be considered as something that promotes the general welfare of Coloradans and Americans. The Federal government is prescribed with enforcing immigration law. The Federal government is supreme to the States that compose it. Unfortunately, immigration law does not fall under the 10th Amendment, as the Constitution specifically grants power to Congress for defining U.S. citizenship. For this reason, it is The Conservatarian Press’ contention that all county Sheriffs nationwide must work with Federal immigration authorities. Colorado is not a country. It is a State that belongs to a Union.

Sources: 

https ://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/colorado-springs-area/ice-issues-statement-criticizing-colorado-springs-police-teller-county-sheriffs-office

https: //www.koaa.com/news/covering-colorado/teller-county-and-ice-officials-to-comment-on-aclu-lawsuit

https: //www.kktv.com/content/news/Serious-crash-closes-multiple-lanes-of-Academy-in-Colorado-Springs-511361741.html

https: //aclu-co.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-27-Complaint-Nash-v.-Mikesell-Teller287g.pdf

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