Skip to comments.Path to Deportation Can Start With a Traffic Stop
Posted on 04/13/2006 10:14:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
While lawmakers in Washington debate whether to forgive illegal immigrants their trespasses, a small but increasing number of local and state law enforcement officials are taking it upon themselves to pursue deportation cases against people who are here illegally.
In more than a dozen jurisdictions, officials have invoked a little-used 1996 federal law to seek special federal training in immigration enforcement for their officers.
In other places, the local authorities are flagging some illegal immigrants who are caught up in the criminal justice system, sometimes for minor offenses, and are alerting immigration officials to their illegal status so that they can be deported.
In Suffolk County, on Long Island, where a similar police training proposal was met with angry protests in 2004, county officials have quietly put a system in place that uses sheriff's deputies to flag illegal immigrants in the county jail population.
In Putnam County, N.Y., about 50 miles north of Manhattan, eight illegal immigrants who were playing soccer in a school ball field were arrested on Jan. 9 for trespassing and held for the immigration authorities.
As an example of the uneven results that sometimes occur in such cross-hatches of local and federal law enforcement, the seven immigrants who were able to make bail before those agents arrived went free. The one who could not make bail in time, a 33-year-old roofer and father of five, has been in federal detention in Pennsylvania ever since.
"I took an oath to protect the people of this county, and that means enforcing the laws of the land," said Donald B. Smith, the Putnam County sheriff. "We have a situation in our country where our borders are not being adequately protected, and that leaves law enforcement people like us in a very difficult situation."
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LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BEGINS A CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS...
BACK TO THE TOP!
What a concept!
< /sarc >
Trespassing? How about breaking and entering?
Thatnks , the Sonora amigo had 30 some aliases from the 80s and likely as many deportation actions.. wow..
This is one reason why the LA protests didn't go anywhere near Costa Mesa! They have been checking ID and locking up illegals for years, unofficially. Just last month or so the city council voted to make it official!
The boys in blue love being able to do their job, securing citizens from those that would do the citizens harm.
I had to snip the Costa Mesa mention in the article , unfortunately, Great job that the Costa Mesa Mayor and crew is doing.
Good luck with having the immigration officials respond to the police when they call. This has been a big part of the problem and why many police dept's don't bother with illegals unless they break the law but even then, they may go to jail but are released back into the population.
"This is one reason why the LA protests didn't go anywhere near Costa Mesa!"
I hear what you're saying, but they did have rallies in Santa Ana. Wouldn't be hard to walk a few blocks in the wrong direction and be in Costa Mesa.
That would be just too bad, wouldn't it?
<< Oh my goodness!
Enforcing the laws already on the books.
What a concept!
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The path to deportation actually starts when they cross the border illegally
Couldn't that be classified as a hate-crime against humanity?
(/rolling eyed sarcasm)
As Ann Coulter so lucidly pointed out on the O'Reilly Factor tonight, we can clean out the illegal aliens among us at the job interview, the hospital, at social service agencies, and in situations like this.
As she mentioned, Mohammad Atta was stopped for a traffic ticket.
I have thoroughly had it with the politicians in Washington, from the arch criminal Ted Kennedy who created the latest abortion of an "immigration bill", to John McCain who states that Americans are too lazy to pick lettuce at $50.00 per hour, to President Bush who refuses to enforce the laws he swore an oath to uphold, to Hillery Clinton the Presidentress in waiting, shilling to the illegals and their supporters on the far left.
I'm tired of having to choose between Democrats and Democrat light.
Its time for Americans to take back their government. It belongs to us, not to the pandering politicians who are resolutely ignoring the laws, their responsibilities to the public and nation, the wishes of the overwhelming mass of their constitutents, and all social logic in sucking up to illegals and the employers who exploit them for slave wages and no benefits.
Read the latest issue of the Austin Kiplinger Letter.
Kiplinger is the mouthpiece for corporate interests who put profit before conscience. Kiplinger calls for more illegal aliens or our economy will collapse. He transparently equates illegal invaders with legal immigrants. He lauds the fact that Congress has backed off aggrevating the Red Chinese, so Bush has a better chance to work out a trade deal with these killers in a future meeting at the White House.
He bemoans the fact that some federal law enacted several years ago (Sorbanes Oxley ??) is making it difficult for big corporations and favoring smaller privately owned business entities. America was built on American labor and on American small businesses, not on international conglomerates whose sole allegiance is to a bigger profit for themselves
People like Kiplinger represents the worst kind of selfish capitalism which encourages and welcomes foreign law-breakers and exports American jobs to third world foreign ratholes, and sees no problem in helping to improve the economy of a hostile and recalcitrant Red China with American jobs and American money so they can build up a military establishment to threaten us and the entire world.
When you view the growing mass of illegal invaders who flout our laws, refuse to assimilate, insist WE speak THEIR language, call for Aztlan or La Raza and attack traditonal American values and social norms, resmember Austin Kiplinger. People like him are bringing them here to further their goals of one-world globalism.