Skip to comments.Top Official Says Feds May Not Process Illegals Referred From Arizona
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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It’s time to shut down the ICE fiasco and save the taxpayers a lot of money. ICE doesn’t do anything anyway.
Well imagine that............the feds not doing their jobs. I wonder when this started?
I would love to see several more states enact similar laws and then we would see what the stupid administrations next steps would be.
Arizona should secede
Put the ICE management in leg irons and send them to Gitmo.
Well, gee . . . If laws are meaningless, I guess I’ll use my Q1 estimated tax payment for something else.
This is insanity. Our federal government is declaring war on the citizens.
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...
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!
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.
“AZ should put ALL federal tax recipts on hold until they do.....”
Sheriff Joe is going to need more tents.
if our government employees refuse to do their job, why are we paying them?
Put them in a big pen out in the desert and see how fast the bleeding heart libs come running to get them.
So, sue the feds. The left does that all the time; that’s how they get their way.
The plan from the feds? *crickets*
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?
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
Well, folks, that tells the story, doesn’t it?
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.
Someone should tell this guy that the state law IS THE FEDERAL LAW!..................
Just march them to the border and send them direct south.
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.
Didn’t Arizona threaten to withhold federal fuel taxes some years back?
Indeed. They should order that all federal payroll tax withholings be sent to the state to be held in escrow until this is resolved.
we need another Reagan to treat them like the little bitchy air traffic controllers.
no chance of that with OweBowMao.
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.
Sounds like the government is fomenting vigilante justice.
FILTHY TRAITOROUS BITCH!!!!!!!
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.
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?
“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.
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?
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...
...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.
So, ICE will not only be failing to enforce a legitimate state law, but federal law too?
Maybe Arizona could take them to the border and “launch” them about three miles back over the border with a catapult.
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.
“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!!
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.
Put them on a plane to DC.
That sure would get their attention wouldn’t it? It is unfortunate that we don’t have anyone with the nads to do it....
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".
you aren’t wrong. he LIED. probably had his fingers crossed.
I'm ready to return the favor.
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!