Skip to comments.Obama Picks Critic of Local Illegal Immigration Enforcement for Key Role at ICE
Posted on 06/24/2010 9:26:53 PM PDT by Qbert
The Obama administration has tapped an outspoken critic of immigration enforcement on the local level to oversee and promote partnerships between federal and local officials.
Harold Hurtt, a former police chief in Houston and Phoenix, has been hired as the director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of State and Local Coordination. Starting July 6, Hurtt will supervise outreach and communication between ICE, local law enforcement agencies, tribal leaders and representatives from non-governmental organizations.
"Chief Hurtt is a respected member of the law enforcement community and understands the concerns of local law enforcement leaders," said John Morton, the Homeland Security assistant secretary for ICE. "His experience and skills will be an invaluable asset to the ICEs outreach and coordination efforts."
But as a police chief, Hurtt was a supporter of "sanctuary city" policies, by which illegal immigrants who don't commit crimes can live without fear of exposure or detainment because police don't check for immigration papers.
He also, during his tenure as Houston police chief, criticized ICE's key program that draws on local law enforcement's support.
"There's no way you can head up an office if you don't believe in what the office is supposed to do," Curtis Collier of U.S. Border Watch, told the Houston Chronicle. "Immigration and Customs Enforcement's primary mission is to protect the American people. If this guy believes any of these programs should not be enforced, he's certainly going to be a very weak advocate for them."
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I’ve been thinking a lot about tar and feathers lately....
“Ahh, yes; I’ve often heard that it’s best to let the fox guard the hen-house.”
Indeed- “Critics say his pro-immigration policies enabled illegal immigrants to kill two police officers...”.
He’s going to fit right in with Ojackass and his band of thugs.
In the same spirit I wish he’d pick Ted Nugent for head of BATFE, but he won’t.
The Democrat party differ from coyote operators only because it hands the smuggled illegal a ballot at the end of the journey rather than demanding cash.
The WH liaison at the Pentagon is an actual communist. Yep, she sits at meetings and reports to Dear Golfer.
And any move against him will rile the black community since they still approve of him. What else would you expect from a group of people who have as their hero a whoremongering communist? (That would be Martin King.)
yes...protect illegals and drug runners at all cost.
I likes it!
Is treason still an offense that comes with an automatic sentence of death by firing squad? Methinks this idiot-in-chief is bordering on deserving such a charge....
In your face!
What Farmer lets Fox run the Henhouse, unless the Farmer is really a Wolf-
Eric Holder already said we were cowards... he may be right...we will see.
Obama will enact Amnesty for all illegal immigrants without a Congressional vote, via Executive Order.
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