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DHS Chief To Make It Harder To Detain Alien Criminals

From the Associated Press:

Homeland chief: Immigration program up for review

Homeland chief says sees changes to ‘Secure Communities’ program of immigration enforcement

By Erica Werner | May 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who’s conducting a politically charged review of the nation’s deportation policy, said Thursday [on PBS’ "News Hour],"he’s looking at making changes to a much-criticized program that runs people booked for local crimes through a federal immigration database.

Believe it or not, this is not an article about the Secretary Of DHS’s outrage at the release of 36,000 illegal aliens with criminal records in 2013. (And that number is really 104,000.) In fact, as far as we can tell, there has not been one article in the MSM about ICE’s release of 36,000 of criminal illegal aliens, apart from the Politico. We haven’t seen anything at Yahoo News! Or in any networks newscasts. Or in any newspapers. It has been completely ignored. Mr. Johnson wasn’t asked about it in this interview on PBS’s News Hour.

Why is that? — Just kidding. We all know why it is. The MSM will not report any news that might undercut their push for amnesty.

Johnson said the "Secure Communities" program has "become very controversial" and needs "a fresh start." The program allows U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to ask local police and sheriffs to detain people who’ve been booked and whose fingerprints match up in a federal database for immigration violations. ICE can then decide whether to deport them.

And never mind that Obama claims his changes to our deportations laws (via illegal executive order) were done so that ICE could prioritize on deporting serious criminals. Now they want to make sure ICE has no way to find the illegal aliens who are criminals in the first place.

That’s led to complaints that people are being deported for immigration violations even without being convicted of any crime, or with only minor offenses. Police and sheriff’s officials also complain people are afraid to interact with law enforcement because they worry they’ll be deported.


In the wake of recent court rulings casting doubt on the program, local governments have increasingly announced plans to refuse to honor the detention requests…

And never mind that Eric Holder sued Arizona for trying to enforce our immigration rules. Because we ‘can’t have a patchwork quilt of laws.’

Changes to the Secure Communities program or other enforcement policies would answer some demands from immigrant advocates who’ve been pressuring President Barack Obama to take steps to curb record-high deportations on his watch…

More BS. Deportations are down 40% since 2011. And they are down from years before Obama.

"I would say that we have to be careful not to pre-empt Congress in certain areas," Johnson said. "They are the lawmakers. Whatever we do in the executive branch, we have to do within the confines of existing law." …

After which he should have been struck by lightning.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 16th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “DHS Chief To Make It Harder To Detain Alien Criminals”

  1. imnewatthis says:

    It’s unbelievable the people obama’s put in like this Jeh Johnson (how do you pronunce Jeh? I’ve been puzzling over that for a while.)
    This is by far the worst administration in my lifetime. At least in the past admins knew they were elected by and to serve US citizens.

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