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Top Official Says Feds May Not Process Illegals Referred From Arizona
Fox News ^ | May 21, 2010 | Fox News

Posted on 05/21/2010 10:48:41 AM PDT by angelcindy

A top Department of Homeland Security official reportedly said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities.

John Morton, assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, made the comment during a meeting on Wednesday with the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune, the newspaper reports. "I don't think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution," Morton told the newspaper. The best way to reduce illegal immigration is through a comprehensive federal approach, he said, and not a patchwork of state laws. The law, which criminalizes being in the state illegally and requires authorities to check suspects for immigration status, is not "good government," Morton said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; bhodhs; bhofascism; democratcorruption; democrats; dhs; hispandering; homelandsecurity; ice; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; johnmorton; may; mexico; obama; obamunism; setupsoldout; standwitharizona
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1 posted on 05/21/2010 10:48:41 AM PDT by angelcindy
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To: angelcindy

It’s time to shut down the ICE fiasco and save the taxpayers a lot of money. ICE doesn’t do anything anyway.


2 posted on 05/21/2010 10:49:52 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Politics is only about money and the power to control it. ALL of it!)
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To: angelcindy
AZ should put ALL federal tax recipts on hold until they do.....
3 posted on 05/21/2010 10:50:22 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: angelcindy

Well imagine that............the feds not doing their jobs. I wonder when this started?


4 posted on 05/21/2010 10:50:43 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: angelcindy

I would love to see several more states enact similar laws and then we would see what the stupid administrations next steps would be.


5 posted on 05/21/2010 10:50:49 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger (Our constitution was written so that we could have equal opportunity, not equal results.)
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To: angelcindy

Arizona should secede


6 posted on 05/21/2010 10:50:53 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: angelcindy

Put the ICE management in leg irons and send them to Gitmo.


7 posted on 05/21/2010 10:51:20 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: angelcindy

Well, gee . . . If laws are meaningless, I guess I’ll use my Q1 estimated tax payment for something else.


8 posted on 05/21/2010 10:51:21 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Once they've called you a racist, you've got nothing to lose.)
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To: angelcindy

This is insanity. Our federal government is declaring war on the citizens.


9 posted on 05/21/2010 10:51:22 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: angelcindy

If this person is not going to do their job, they need to be fired...Also for this guys information ,there are already Federal laws..evidently he’s not obeying them either...


11 posted on 05/21/2010 10:52:09 AM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: angelcindy

Do YOUR job Morton or go the hell home!!! You’re being paid way too many taxpayer dollars just to sit on your ass all day doing nothing!


12 posted on 05/21/2010 10:52:18 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Politics is only about money and the power to control it. ALL of it!)
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To: angelcindy

Grab your pitchforks and torches bookmark.....
Oh, why bother. I’ll just hire someone in front of Home Depot to do it for me, and I’ll get back to work. Got to support the welfare state, don’t have time to protest with all these new taxes and price increases in the worker’s paradise.


13 posted on 05/21/2010 10:52:38 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

“AZ should put ALL federal tax recipts on hold until they do.....”

Excellent idea.


14 posted on 05/21/2010 10:52:46 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: angelcindy

Sheriff Joe is going to need more tents.


15 posted on 05/21/2010 10:53:08 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (2012, the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: angelcindy

if our government employees refuse to do their job, why are we paying them?


16 posted on 05/21/2010 10:53:49 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: angelcindy

Put them in a big pen out in the desert and see how fast the bleeding heart libs come running to get them.


17 posted on 05/21/2010 10:54:28 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: angelcindy

So, sue the feds. The left does that all the time; that’s how they get their way.


18 posted on 05/21/2010 10:54:54 AM PDT by B Knotts (Impeach Obama)
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To: angelcindy

The plan from the feds? *crickets*


19 posted on 05/21/2010 10:55:06 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: angelcindy

With upwards of 80% support among citizens of the USA of AZ immigration law this is incrediably stupid move on Obama’s part. Guess we all need to ramp up the anto Obama message pointing out that the Congressional dems stood for the illegals and not the citizens?


20 posted on 05/21/2010 10:55:31 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: angelcindy

Correct me if I am wrong, did this guy not swear an oath to perform his duties to the full extent of the law? And did he not say an oath to the US Constitution? Correct me if I am wrong, but if he refuses to carry out his sworn duties, can he be arrested and charged? I think if we are going to be held accountable for the Law, then so should he. I am interested in hearing from anyone who is a legal scholar on this issue. And I want to then participate in his arrest


21 posted on 05/21/2010 10:55:43 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: angelcindy

Well, folks, that tells the story, doesn’t it?


22 posted on 05/21/2010 10:55:59 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: ilgipper

Normally I’d consider that an over the top dramatization, but really, that’s pretty close.

If your government won’t protect you from a flood of dangerous foreign illegals then what do you owe your government? I’m just asking. It’s a simple question.


23 posted on 05/21/2010 10:56:02 AM PDT by Advil000
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To: angelcindy
...best way to reduce illegal immigration is through a comprehensive federal approach, he said, and not a patchwork of state laws

Someone should tell this guy that the state law IS THE FEDERAL LAW!..................

24 posted on 05/21/2010 10:56:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: angelcindy

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.K.

Just march them to the border and send them direct south.

See:

http://www.scottpruitt.com/Issues.html

Another GREAT American and real hero. He wants to sue the Federal Goverenment for the costs accrued to Oklahoma consequential to the Illegal Alien Invasions. He’s alos running for office and, I’m sure, would welcome contributions.


25 posted on 05/21/2010 10:56:28 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer); rightwingextremist1776

Didn’t Arizona threaten to withhold federal fuel taxes some years back?


26 posted on 05/21/2010 10:57:11 AM PDT by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
AZ should put ALL federal tax recipts on hold until they do.....

Indeed. They should order that all federal payroll tax withholings be sent to the state to be held in escrow until this is resolved.

27 posted on 05/21/2010 10:57:34 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: paul51

we need another Reagan to treat them like the little bitchy air traffic controllers.

no chance of that with OweBowMao.


28 posted on 05/21/2010 10:57:36 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: ilgipper
This is insanity. Our federal government is declaring war on the citizens.

I'm reposting your comment so the truth sinks in to people casually scanning the thread comments.
29 posted on 05/21/2010 10:57:58 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: GeronL

We, the State of Arizona, has a “contract” with the United States Govt. to Protect the State from Invasion. The Federal Govt has decided not to honor their responsibility and their contract with the State of Arizona.


30 posted on 05/21/2010 10:58:13 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: angelcindy

Sounds like the government is fomenting vigilante justice.


32 posted on 05/21/2010 10:59:10 AM PDT by GoRepGo (Always drink upstream from the herd)
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To: angelcindy
Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said ICE is not obligated to process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities.

FILTHY TRAITOROUS BITCH!!!!!!!

33 posted on 05/21/2010 10:59:30 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: angelcindy

I got laid off, so I have some time on my hands. I’d be more than happy to DRIVE THE BUS TO THE BORDER.


34 posted on 05/21/2010 10:59:36 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: angelcindy

This is remarkable. The meathead is flat out recommending not enforcing state and federal law.

Is this creep going to lose his job?

Where the Hell is the outrage?


35 posted on 05/21/2010 10:59:39 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: angelcindy

“I don’t think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution,” Morton told the newspaper.....”

It’s not a matter of what you THINK, you dogturd.


36 posted on 05/21/2010 10:59:46 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: angelcindy

So let me get this right, the federal gubermit is not going to do thier job, and they will not let someone other than them do it either?


37 posted on 05/21/2010 10:59:50 AM PDT by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: angelcindy
A top Department of Homeland Security official reportedly said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities.

So the Fed Gov will not deport the illegal aliens, which they also refuse to even look for.

Sounds like Arizona has one more law to pass...

38 posted on 05/21/2010 11:00:10 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: paul51

...or letting them operate w/i the state. Are they there b/c the state allows it or b/c the state has no recourse? In either case it would be instructive if AZ shut them down. Then what? Barry might have to do more than vote present while huffing & puffing in front of the ever present teleprompter.


39 posted on 05/21/2010 11:01:29 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: angelcindy

So, ICE will not only be failing to enforce a legitimate state law, but federal law too?


40 posted on 05/21/2010 11:01:55 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: angelcindy

Maybe Arizona could take them to the border and “launch” them about three miles back over the border with a catapult.


41 posted on 05/21/2010 11:02:12 AM PDT by SWEETSUNNYSOUTH (Liberalism is a mental disease.)
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To: angelcindy
If the democrats want to run on that record I say great.

I would extract a promise, sworn in blood, from every single republican challenger to reverse each and every one of their damn policies the instant they take office.

Any one who refuses suffers the same political fate.

42 posted on 05/21/2010 11:02:21 AM PDT by skeeter
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“I don’t think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution,”

Who give a rats ass what you think Morton? Just STFU, do your job and uphold the laws of the United States of America!!


43 posted on 05/21/2010 11:02:22 AM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: rightwingextremist1776

MAKE EVERY HIGHWAY AND ROAD TO SCENIC RESORT A TOLL ROAD. IF YOU HAVE PAID TAXES IN ARIZONA, YOU GET A REDUCED RATE. OTHERWISE PAYUP.


44 posted on 05/21/2010 11:02:25 AM PDT by pointsal
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To: angelcindy

Put them on a plane to DC.


45 posted on 05/21/2010 11:02:33 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

That sure would get their attention wouldn’t it? It is unfortunate that we don’t have anyone with the nads to do it....


46 posted on 05/21/2010 11:02:42 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: angelcindy
"I don't think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution," Morton told the newspaper

Well then he needs to resign his position or be fired because the FEDERAL law he is sworn to uphold is a "law like it".

47 posted on 05/21/2010 11:02:49 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: realcleanguy

you aren’t wrong. he LIED. probably had his fingers crossed.


48 posted on 05/21/2010 11:03:52 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: ilgipper
This is insanity. Our federal government is declaring war on the citizens.

I'm ready to return the favor.

49 posted on 05/21/2010 11:03:54 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: angelcindy
The best way to reduce illegal immigration is through a comprehensive federal approach, he said, and not a patchwork of state laws. The law, which criminalizes being in the state illegally and requires authorities to check suspects for immigration status, is not "good government," Morton said.

This is a word for word quote? Am I living in a parallel universe?! The state law implements the federal and yes, dirbag, I think people here illegally have committed a crime!

50 posted on 05/21/2010 11:03:55 AM PDT by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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