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State, Local Law Enforcement Get Support to Enforce Immigration ..
House Committee on Homeland Security ^ | May 18, 2005

Posted on 05/19/2005 9:23:33 AM PDT by Boston Blackie

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The House today passed legislation authorizing $40 million to state and local governments for training law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws.

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1 posted on 05/19/2005 9:23:33 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Boston Blackie

bttt!!


2 posted on 05/19/2005 9:24:44 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Yo! Cowboy! I'm praying for a LoganMiracle! It CAN happen!!!!)
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To: Boston Blackie; HiJinx

Now maybe local LEO agencies can be pressured into enforcement by the taxpayers of their respective communities.


3 posted on 05/19/2005 9:26:00 AM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: azhenfud

40 mill would buy an awful lot of fencing.


4 posted on 05/19/2005 9:27:49 AM PDT by highnoon (Marriage is the number one reason for divorce.)
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To: Boston Blackie; gubamyster; HiJinx; tame; NormsRevenge
THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The House today passed legislationauthorizing $40 million to state and local governments for training law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws.

The provision, authored by Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Christopher Cox and included in the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act, will fund training of state and local law enforcement personnel who will then be deputized to serve as immigration officers.

"State and local governments can now receive funding to train their law enforcement officials to enforce our national immigration laws," said Chairman Cox. "Adding the strength of state police, highway patrol, sheriffs, and local law enforcement to our federal officers will be a force multiplier to help enforce border security nationwide."

The authority for state and local law enforcement officials to enforce immigration law already exists in current law -- the result of a 1996 Cox amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act. DHS entered Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for such "deputization" programs with Florida in September 2002, Alabama in September 2003, and the County of Los Angeles in February 2005.

Despite interest by at least 14 other jurisdictions, expansion of the program to other states and localities is inhibited by costs associated with officer training, including time away from regular duties.

In most states, immigration laws are still enforced only by federal law enforcement officials, even when state and local authorities make felony arrests of persons who are not in the U.S. legally.

Additional information is available at http://homeland.house.gov.

5 posted on 05/19/2005 9:30:06 AM PDT by JesseJane (Close the Borders. No Amnesty.)
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To: azhenfud

I think local LEOs would be happy to enforce the immigration laws but you can't get the Feds to show up to take people. These funds look like money that nobody would want as you get to train people on how to do a job that won't get done because of the reason I mentioned.


6 posted on 05/19/2005 9:30:27 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (You can turn your head away from the Berg video and still hear Al Queda's calls to prayer.)
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To: highnoon

BUT, local LEO agencies can't use the lame-@$$ excuse "there's no money in the budget" and continue turning a blind eye to a national scourge.


7 posted on 05/19/2005 9:31:37 AM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: AuH2ORepublican

~Chris Cox ping~


8 posted on 05/19/2005 9:32:20 AM PDT by JesseJane (Close the Borders. No Amnesty.)
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ping


9 posted on 05/19/2005 9:35:20 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: Boston Blackie

$40 million, it isn't a whole heck of a lot, but it is a good start.

The government must see now, that the majority of the country is worried about this problem and want it fixed - YESTERDAY!

I am glad to see some action, no matter how small.


10 posted on 05/19/2005 9:42:04 AM PDT by rosy_toes (better to be hated for who you are, than loved for who you're not.)
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To: azhenfud
Now maybe local LEO agencies can be pressured into enforcement by the taxpayers of their respective communities.

I don't think the Senate has passed this bill yet so you are perhaps premature. But it is good news.

11 posted on 05/19/2005 9:43:17 AM PDT by jackbenimble (Import the third world, become the third world)
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To: Boston Blackie

Any guesses out there on whether Al Qaeda operatives know that the US border with Mexico is an easy route for sneaking into the United States? So do not be surprised if the next terrorist attack in the United States is carried out by people who crossed the border from Mexico.


12 posted on 05/19/2005 9:52:01 AM PDT by Beth528
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To: gubamyster

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Be Ever Vigilant!

Minutemen Patriots ~ Bump!


13 posted on 05/19/2005 1:09:16 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: highnoon
40 mill would buy an awful lot of fencing

I was thinking the same thing. If our government really wanted to keep illegal aliens out of America, they would have closed the borders on 9/12/01. They don't.

14 posted on 05/19/2005 2:00:23 PM PDT by janetgreen (Minuteman Project = American Patriotism)
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