- Obama Administration Ends States Right to Enforce Immigration Laws, ICE Mostly Won’t Respond (Intel Hub, June 25, 2012):
On the same day that a Supreme Court ruling stroke down key provisions of the controversial Arizona immigration law, President Obama has ended a federal program that allowed state and local police to deputize officers in order to make federal immigration arrests.
With a stroke of his pen Obama has effectively ended state immigration enforcement, forcing states to now call upon the infamous Department of Homeland Security’s Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) wing in order to deport ANY illegal.
For their part ICE plans to selectively respond to requests from States, basically allowing most illegal immigrates to go free rather than enforce the law. (homeland security is more about taking on the American people rather than actually protecting the country and enforcing commons sense laws)
“By Monday afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security had pulled back on a program known as 287(g), which allows the feds to deputize local officials to make immigration-based arrests. According to a Homeland Security official, the administration has determined those agreements are “not useful” now in states that have Arizona-style laws. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has since rescinded that agreement in Arizona — with the state itself, and with three local law enforcement agencies,” reported Fox News.
“And federal officials made clear that ICE would be selective in responding to the expected rise in calls from Arizona and other police agencies about immigration status.
Officials said ICE will not respond to the scene unless the person in question meets certain criteria — such as being wanted for a felony.”
The fact that the Supreme Court has struck down the key state enforcement portions of the Arizona anti immigration law coupled with the fact that Obama has ended the ability for states to conduct federal immigration arrests has now put states at the complete mercy of a federal government that openly WANTS illegal immigration to continue.
As has become the norm, many in the corporate controlled media have ignored this serious issue facing states, a fact that was once again confirmed when CNN, in their coverage of today’s news, opted to speak to the president of La Raza and present them as an unbiased source.
Being born and raised in Phoenix Arizona has given me a unique outlook on the situation due to the fact that I have directly seen both sides of the immigration issue.
Over the last five years the city of Phoenix has slowly gotten less safe, with the Mexican drug cartels moving north at an exponential rate, causing widespread damage to the community in a variety of different ways.
Clearly something must be done and done fast.
On the other hand there has to be a way to deal with the illegal immigrants that are already here that does not involve sending every single one of them back to a country they long ago left. This would obviously include and have to be coupled with a complete lock down of the border so that the problem doesn’t continue to increase as we try to deal with it.
It is also important to note that the idea that no illegal immigrant has contributed to this country is absurd and has been taken to horrendous levels by the extreme right wing and compounded by nasty rhetoric and outright racism. (see racist white power militiamen, as known as agent provocateurs or useful idiots, on the border)
Sadly, immigration is far from a left right issue and has never truly been addressed due to it being more about creating a North American Union rather than supporting or being against individual illegal immigrants.
President Clinton, President Bush, and President Obama have all enacted North American Union advancing laws and will continue to do so as the globalists move ever so closer to a totalitarian world government.
The bottom line is regardless whether or not you are for or against illegal immigration, it is outright starling to see the federal government steal the power of illegal immigration enforcement away from individual states, further infringing on the 10th amendment and inching ever so close to the NAU.