In one of his latest email messages sent to supporters and media on Tuesday, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James makes his case for allowing Department of Social Services officials to turn over information on undocumented immigrants to local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Throughout the email, James refers to children — who are U.S. citizens — as “anchor babies” and takes a swipe at low-income families and more.

Excerpts (emphasis, underlines, etc. from James):

Over the last year 139 illegals applied for welfare benefits and were denied. According to rules from Raleigh, DSS is prohibited from turning over this information to the Sheriff, ICE or Homeland Security. However 5,635 illegals applied and were given benefits for their Anchor Babies.

While it is illegal to be an illegal in the US and ICE and Homeland Security routinely round up illegals including their Anchor Babies returning them to their country of origin; in NC this information is in government computer systems and could be sent to ICE to round them up.

An Osama wanna-be could be applying (Anchor Baby in tow) yet no one in ICE or in local law enforcement is made aware of this.

One last point to ponder. Illegals with Anchor Babies get Medicaid (poor people health insurance) from birth to about 1 year.

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.