June 25, 2012, - 3:05 pm
Earlier today, I told you the Supreme Court decision allowing Arizona police to inquire about immigration status was irrelevant and toothless because Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will ignore them and refuse to pick up and deport the aliens. And, sure enough, I was right. It’s just been disclosed that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Janet Napolitano a/k/a “The Lesbionic Woman” instructed ICE–DHS’ largest agency–to ignore Arizona police calls to detain and deport those they discover are here illegally. J-No’s message to Arizona: don’t call us. Plus we won’t call you. Told ya so.
Illegal Aliens Have the Last Laugh, as Obama, Napolitano and ICE Chief John Morton Take the Obama-cratic Oath: First (and Last), Do Nothing
The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.
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Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.
“We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities,” one official said in a telephone briefing.
The official said that despite the increased number of calls, which presumably means more illegal immigrants being reported, the Homeland Security Department is unlikely to detain a significantly higher number of people and won’t be boosting personnel to handle the new calls.
“We do not plan on putting additional staff on the ground in Arizona,” the official said. . . .
Federal officials said they’ll still perform the checks as required by law but will respond only when someone has a felony conviction on his or her record. Absent that, ICE will tell the local police to release the person. . . . On Monday the administration officials also said they are ending the seven 287(g) task force agreements with Arizona law enforcement officials, which proactively had granted some local police the powers to enforce immigration laws. . . .
On Monday the administration officials said they had concluded the seven agreements they had signed with various departments in Arizona weren’t working and took the Supreme Court’s ruling as a chance to scrap them.
They WERE working. That’s why they are scrapping them. Arizona discovered plenty of illegal aliens, and they were deported. And, as Arizona Governor, Napolitano rode that wave. But she’s just another political whore, like her boss Obama, so this is no surprise.
It was just too predictable. As with everything they do to avoid doing what’s best for America.
EXIT QUESTION: Does this mean that Harold Hurtt, the sleazy, incompetent, failed former police chief Obama picked to run the 287(g) program will finally get canned? Don’t count on it. The Peter Principle rules Homeland Security, especially at ICE.
EXIT QUESTION #2: Think Mitt Romney will reverse this decision? Don’t bet on that, either. Romnesty is no different than the guy currently in the White House when it comes to immigration. Good luck with that.
Tags: 287(g), Arizona, Arizona immigration law, Arizona police, Barack Obama, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, ICE, Illegal Aliens, Immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Janet Napolitano, Obama, Romnesty, Section 287(g)