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AP: AZ Already Deports Too Many Illegals

From an apoplectic Associated Press:

Arizona helped deport thousands without new law

By SUZANNE GAMBOA (AP)

July 28, 2010

WASHINGTON — Officers from a single Arizona county helped deport more than 26,000 immigrants from the U.S. through a federal-local partnership program that has been roundly criticized as fraught with problems.

Problems? It sounds like the program is working quite well.

Statistics obtained by The Associated Press show that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was responsible for the deportation or forced departure of 26,146 immigrants since 2007.

Sherriff Joe for President! (And we don’t mean Joe Biden.)

That’s about a quarter of the national total of 115,841 sent out of the U.S. by officers in 64 law enforcement agencies deputized to help enforce immigration laws, some since 2006, under the so-called 287(g) program.

In another Associated Press report we have posted, they inadvertantly let it slip that Arizona has “more than 400,000 undocumented residents.” And you know that if the AP will admit to 400,000, the real number must be at least twice that. 

The tens of thousands of immigrant arrests show local officials already have a significant amount of authority to enforce immigration laws and help remove illegal immigrants from the country

Is this a news report or an argument that the new Arizona immigration law is unnecessary? Perhaps the Associated Press knows better than the elected representatives and the citizens of Arizona what is best for them. 

Perhaps all state legislation should be cleared by the reporters of the AP before it is enacted into law.

By the way, if Maricopa county has deported 26,000 illegal aliens that means they have deported a whopping 6.5% of Arizona’s illegal population over the last four years, according to the AP’s own figures. Is that really such a tremendous number?

Does the AP believe that only 6.5% of murderers should be rounded up? Or 6.5% of rapists? Or 6.5% of drug dealers?

"At the pragmatic level, if local police are already allowed to do this and are allowed to do this with federal cooperation with the state, then why do they need the (new Arizona) law?" said Muzaffar Chishti, director of the New York office of the Migration Policy Institute, an immigration think tank.

How is it that the Associated Press always turns to the most radical left front groups to get their ‘expert opinions’? You can read up on the Migration Policy Institute at Discover The Networks.

Suffice it to say, that the Migration Policy Institute is working hand in glove with the ACLU and La Raza to do away with any national border between US and Mexico.

[T]he 287(g) program gives officers the most direct authority to stop people on the street, in their cars or in their communities and check whether they are in the country illegally.

Which, of course, is far more draconian than the Arizona law.

Federal watchdogs have been critical of the job the Homeland Security Department has been doing in running the program. The department’s inspector general reported in March [of 2009] that the 287(g) program was poorly supervised and provided insufficient training to officers, including on civil rights law.

Of course the real complaint is that they are rounding up and deporting too many illegal aliens.

Local officers have operated outside their agreements dictating the limits of their authority, the report said. In all, the inspector general made 33 recommendations for overhauling the program, some of which have not yet been resolved. It was the second critical report for the program. The Government Accountability Office had criticized the program in July 2009.

Undoubtedly, both reports dictated, word for word, by the Obama administration, which is systemically dismantling all of our federal law enforcement efforts against illegal aliens.

Complaints about Arpaio’s immigration enforcement tactics led the federal government last October to yank his authority to enforce immigration laws during patrols. That month, the Obama administration rewrote all agreements with local partners in attempt to address complaints of racial profiling and civil rights violations.

Again, they are rewriting these programs for only one reason — because they are working.

Even so, the federal government continues to allow the sheriff and deputies to check their jails for deportable inmates

The outrage! Of course, with any luck, the Bolton ruling might put an end to that foul practice, as well.

Arpaio said about 100 of his deputies were trained over five weeks to act as federal agents under the 287(g) program. They were trained on racial profiling and other civil rights laws, he said

But of course he is lying. No one would ever arrest an illegal alien unless they are a profiling racist.

Joanne Lin, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, said it is alarming that one Arizona county is responsible for a disproportionate share of deportations

Funny how the AP neglects to note that Maricopa includes the city of Phoenix, which is the fifth largest city in the US and by far the largest city in Arizona.

They also fail to mention that Phoenix is second only to Mexico City for the kidnapping capital of the world. It also is one of the most dangerous cities in America.

Oddly enough, we don’t ever recall the ACLU worrying about any of that. Apparently, Americans don’t have the ‘civil liberty’ to try to protect themselves from being overrun by criminals.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, July 29th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “AP: AZ Already Deports Too Many Illegals”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    “AP: AZ Already Deports Too Many Illegals”

    This is all too funny.
    If there were no illegals, AP would find something different to beach about.

    Federal gubbamint out of States’ Rights!!

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    I think the AP should concentrate on other “abuses” of the law.
    The police should stop issuing citations for speeding, talking on the phone while driving, driving under the influence, etc.
    Code enforcement should stop hassling home and apartment owners for shoddy repairs and questionable improvements.
    The IRS should stop auditing hard working Americans (especially if they aren’t doing it to Congress).
    It’s just unfair to try collecting revenue from people who are just trying to make their lives better and don’t want to hurt anyone.

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    Rush nailed this today. When the illegals become legal, how long till they start screamin’ about new illegals taking their jobs?!

  4. Right of the People says:

    Why in the hell are there “Immigration think tanks” to begin with?????

    No need to think about it, if you’re here illegally, you need to be arrested and deported. If you come in more than once it is a felony and you should go to jail. End of discussion. There, I just saved them a sh*tload of money. No more need for a “think tank”.

  5. fallingpianos says:

    During Bush’s “Reign of Terror”, weren’t these loud, obnoxious communists all about the “rule of law”?

    Silly me, I forgot: the rule of law is only relevant when it suits the purposes of these toddlers.


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