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Santa Fe Jail Shields Its Prisoners From ICE
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 26, 2010 | Vic Vela

Posted on 05/26/2010 8:42:40 PM PDT by CedarDave

While those serving time in the Santa Fe County jail can't wait to get out, federal immigration officials are just trying to get in.

But the jail's director contends U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities racially profile inmates, and until that stops the welcome mat outside the facility will continue to read: No pasarán.

ICE officials insist they are not racially profiling anyone. And they say Santa Fe's refusal to allow them to interview prisoners is hindering their efforts to determine which ones might be here illegally.

ICE spokeswoman Leticia Zamarripa says it would make sense for the jail to contact federal immigration authorities when it comes to some illegal immigrants who are about to be released or bond out, but that the jail is under no legal requirement to do so.

"They're not violating the law," she said. "But it's in the community's best interest for them to contact us. That way we don't have a convicted murderer or convicted rapist out on the street."

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Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, just this month, implemented a new policy under which the immigration status of anyone arrested by city police is checked by ICE when they are booked at the prisoner transport station.

But in Santa Fe, jail practices and law enforcement policies remain immigrant-friendly to the extent of shielding many of those arrested from immigration authorities.

That frustrates ICE officials, who say that not only are they not allowed to interview inmates at the Santa Fe County jail, but the lockup doesn't always honor ICE "detainers" for inmates who may have violated immigration law.

(Excerpt) Read more at abqjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalaliens; illegals; immigration; sanctuarycity
Santa Fe is San Francisco east in every way you can think of. They are as divorced from reality as you can be even when their crime rate is sky high. Their sanctuary city policy practically invites illegals to come and enjoy the city services at the expense of those actually paying taxes.

Albuquerque, OTOH, elected a Republican mayor earlier this year who reversed the previous Democrats sanctuary city policy and now requires an immigration check of all who are arrested for crimes.

1 posted on 05/26/2010 8:42:40 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

Bunch of liberal loons.


2 posted on 05/26/2010 8:44:08 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (November, here we come!)
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To: CedarDave
Santa Fe is San Francisco east in every way you can think of.

Indeed. It stinks of hippies and neo-hippies. There are some interesting old buildings and good museums, but the freakshow in that town is bloody annoying.
3 posted on 05/26/2010 8:45:27 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: CedarDave

Santa Fe is where extremist, liberal lunatics go once they finally go over the edge and think that they’ve become Indians.


4 posted on 05/26/2010 8:46:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Kiss my AZ!!!)
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To: CedarDave

There are billions of dollars at stake with the drug cartels and human trafficing. I’m sure they have greased the skids to the point that many are willing to sell out the safety and wellbeing of their fellow Americans.


5 posted on 05/26/2010 8:46:54 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Illegal is not a race, it is a crime)
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To: CedarDave

Failure to obey/enforce the law is grounds to fire these bastards.

Cost them their jobs and let’s see how dedicated to the cause they really are.


6 posted on 05/26/2010 8:48:20 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: CedarDave

Arizona wants to collect illegals for ICE, because ICE complains they are too busy to look for them themselves, and ICE tells them to F*** off.

ICE wants to go into New Mexico jails and look for illegals THERE, and New Mexico tells ICE to F*** off.

Can’t anyone see why we need to get the liberals out of power? At every level? Federal, state and local?


7 posted on 05/26/2010 8:49:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Santa Fe is where extremist, liberal lunatics go once they finally go over the edge and think that they’ve become Indians

Now that is humor in a jugular vein.

8 posted on 05/26/2010 8:51:00 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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This is more than liberal lunacy. There are vast amounts of money involved in drugs and human trafficking. Someone has got to local officials with a whole lot of money.


9 posted on 05/26/2010 8:51:27 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Damn, that was funny.


10 posted on 05/26/2010 8:51:45 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: CedarDave

If these cops don’t want to do their job and ENFORCE THE LAW there are lots of unemployed Americans that will gladly replace them.


11 posted on 05/26/2010 8:52:44 PM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING!

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)

12 posted on 05/26/2010 9:07:16 PM PDT by CedarDave (Arrogant Obama on tax day protesters: "YouÂ’d think they would be saying 'Thank You!'.")
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To: CedarDave

“But the jail’s director contends U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities racially profile inmates, and until that stops the welcome mat outside the facility will continue to read: No pasarán.”

That’s a pretty odd statement since most all prisons and jails divide and house inmates based on race. Prisoners, even if they aren’t racists, tend to stick with their own races. The jailers encourage this racial segregation because they’d have constant riots if they didn’t. Jailers “racially profile” on a daily basis.


13 posted on 05/26/2010 9:29:08 PM PDT by HEM
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


14 posted on 05/26/2010 9:53:34 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Illegal is a Crime, it is not a Race ~)
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To: CedarDave

Thanks for the ping (I think.... hate to read something like this, just before bed.)

I hope we can get someone that prefers America and Americans to Mexico and Mexicans in the Governor’s office soon.

The City of Santa Fe is beyond help, beyond redemption, as are some of the legislative districts, but if we can soon get someone besides a carpetbagging opportunist who maintains his emotional allegiance to his native Mexico as governor, maybe this state won’t completely self-destruct.


15 posted on 05/26/2010 9:57:29 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: HiJinx

Sometimes it just feels like we’re fighting a losing battle. Maybe I need a couple of weeks of no news to recharge my batteries.


16 posted on 05/26/2010 9:57:46 PM PDT by hillarys cankles ("Don't tell me, show me." Mike Singletary)
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To: CedarDave

Now you can see why under the AZ law private citizens can sue if the authorities refuse to do their duty. The Santa Fe County Jail is a sanctuary.


17 posted on 05/26/2010 9:58:25 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Flip Both Houses)
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To: CedarDave

Moscow on the Rio Grande was my description of Santa Fe....


18 posted on 05/26/2010 10:05:41 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: McGavin999

The people that run Santa Fe are such idiots I doubt anyone had to bribe them. They are liberal nut cases to the max and truly believe in open borders and amnesty for all the downtrodden illegals. They also want their housekeepers, nannies, and gardeners to be cheap and subservient.


19 posted on 05/26/2010 10:35:46 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Godwin1

It really is liberal lunacy. Santa Fe is little Hollywood or at least it tries real hard. Just do a quick read of this gossip blog-

http://santafe.org/Gossip_URL/index.html


20 posted on 05/26/2010 10:43:01 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: CedarDave

My son did his government police training in Albuqueque with their police. Each trainer had “kills” of criminals. Says a lot about that city which has been turned into a shithole of criminality.

Hope the new mayor can save it from itself.


21 posted on 05/26/2010 11:34:50 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: CedarDave

Amem to that, FRiend!


22 posted on 05/27/2010 9:30:54 AM PDT by Sweet_Sunflower29
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