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ICE Speaks Up for State and Local Immigration Enforcement

January 24, 2010
James R. Edwards Jr.

A funny thing happened on the way to the coliseum, where open-borders advocates and other strident ethnic activists thought the lions would deal a final blow to state and local immigration enforcement. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official — from the Obama administration, no less — actually defended the program. ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton praised the 287(g) program in comments reported by the Arizona Republic.

In Arizona and Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County, “ground zero” for attacking the program that involves state and local police in the enforcement of immigration laws, the Left staged a pseudo-event, a protest march last weekend against America’s most popular sheriff, his agency’s involvement in the 287(g) program, and the program itself. The notoriously soft-on-immigration-crime/pro-amnesty Obama administration has already dumbed down the 287(g) program. It trumped up a witchhunt against Sheriff Arpaio. And it has slow-walked and bureaucratized the enrollment process to discourage the many law enforcement agencies trying to get into 287(g).

The story continues …..

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  1. January 24, 2010 4:29 pm

    The amnesty bill has nothing to do with the person . It is all about the persons taxes .THE CHURCH IS ALSO INVOLVED WITH THE AMNESTY PUSH . How many millions will come out of the closet and begin paying charities and all the taxes and insurances all recorded wage earners are legally liable for . How much more millions of charities will the church get , after everyone COMES OUT . The church will probably say , WE ARE ALL GODS CHILDREN . Who has the right to deny anyone ……

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