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Obama Picks Critic of Local Illegal Immigration Enforcement for Key Role at ICE
Fox News ^ | 6/24/2010 | Stephen Clark

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."

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; az; bhofascism; democratcorruption; democrats; haroldhurtt; hurtt; ice; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; liberalfascism; obama; sanctuarycity
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...Yeah, I think it's time to start seriously talking about impeachment...
1 posted on 06/24/2010 9:26:54 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

I’ve been thinking a lot about tar and feathers lately....


2 posted on 06/24/2010 9:28:17 PM PDT by goodnesswins (DEMOCRATS LOSE.....America WINS!)
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To: Qbert
Ahh, yes; I've often heard that it's best to let the fox guard the hen-house.


3 posted on 06/24/2010 9:28:17 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Qbert

opposites bookmark.


4 posted on 06/24/2010 9:31:15 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Qbert
Scum pig obama - inmates are taking over the asylum
5 posted on 06/24/2010 9:36:41 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: Oceander

“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.


6 posted on 06/24/2010 9:36:59 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

In the same spirit I wish he’d pick Ted Nugent for head of BATFE, but he won’t.


7 posted on 06/24/2010 9:37:49 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Qbert
He’s going to fit right in with Ojackass and his band of thugs.

Indeed.


8 posted on 06/24/2010 9:38:14 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Qbert

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.


9 posted on 06/24/2010 9:38:51 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Qbert

The WH liaison at the Pentagon is an actual communist. Yep, she sits at meetings and reports to Dear Golfer.


10 posted on 06/24/2010 9:41:11 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Qbert
As this twit sees his inevitable decline, he's going to get worse and worse. He reminds me of Ray Blanton (former governor of TN) who was rebelliously signing pardons and paroles until the state troopers came in and confiscated the files.

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.)

11 posted on 06/24/2010 9:42:16 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Qbert

yes...protect illegals and drug runners at all cost.


12 posted on 06/24/2010 9:43:10 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Oceander

I likes it!


13 posted on 06/24/2010 9:44:17 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


14 posted on 06/24/2010 9:44:44 PM PDT by HiJinx ("Looks like we're a'gonna have to read to 'em from the Good Book, Pa.")
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To: Qbert

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....


15 posted on 06/24/2010 9:48:33 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Qbert

In your face!


16 posted on 06/24/2010 9:55:57 PM PDT by blam
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To: Qbert

What Farmer lets Fox run the Henhouse, unless the Farmer is really a Wolf-


17 posted on 06/24/2010 10:00:36 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: blam

Eric Holder already said we were cowards... he may be right...we will see.


18 posted on 06/24/2010 10:01:47 PM PDT by chasio649 (amused)
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To: Qbert

Obama will enact Amnesty for all illegal immigrants without a Congressional vote, via Executive Order.


19 posted on 06/24/2010 10:02:05 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Qbert

Thanks! It’s actually a real bumper-sticker that can be had from here: http://www.zazzle.com/jackass_bumper_sticker-128726098501822222?gl=oceander


20 posted on 06/24/2010 10:12:11 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Oceander
It’s actually a real bumper-sticker that can be had from here: http://www.zazzle.com/jackass_bumper_sticker-128726098501822222?gl=oceander

I've got mixed feelings about your (not so) subtle marketing on FR. If it was my website, I'd give members a place where they could openly market their goods and services, but it's not my site, so I stay within the house rules.

21 posted on 06/24/2010 10:22:24 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Oceander

I bookmarked.


22 posted on 06/24/2010 10:31:11 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Sounds more like Butt Hurtt.


23 posted on 06/24/2010 10:37:22 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Windflier
Call it what you want, but whatever it is, it's not predominantly "marketing" in the conventional sense, and I have a bottom line (or, what's more to the point, a lack thereof) that'll prove it, in spades.

The visuals are as much substantive commentary as are the text-only posts (which I contribute as well), and are frequently more direct and to-the-point than a purely textual discourse could ever be. Case in point being the image that has apparently ticked you off.

For another example, take this image:



I'm sure you recognize the outlines of the old Shepard Fairey cult-worship poster for Obuttocks, and I'm sure you recognize the color-scheme used by BP for its branding, and I would postulate that that image - although another term for it might be a visual ideograph, drawing on the work of McGee, and others, regarding so-called "coded" ideologically-driven language - both conveys the proposition that Obama's incompetent, inadequate response to the BP oil spill has demonstrated beyond peradventure that he is a failure of epic proportions - proportionate to the hero-worship that was originally heaped apon him by the likes of Shepard Fairey with his original worship-poster - and that it "states" that proposition in a much more compact manner than the mess of verbiage I just used, and does so in a more visceral manner that triggers not just the portion of the surface of the intellect where language, written or spoken, is parsed, but also those deeper levels of the consciousness and mind of the viewer - whether the viewer approves of that message or disapproves.

I strive to integrate the two, and I take some pains to make sure that I'm not just pimping on any particular thread, and I have several times chosen not to simply post an image because it didn't bear a sufficient enough relationship to the thread in question.

Beyond that, I stick to the limits the mods and admins ask us to stick to - they're not shy about saying when they think the line's been crossed and when they bring something to my attention I am more than happy to change whatever it is they're objecting to. I am quite well aware of the fact that, if I don't like something they ask me to do, I am perfectly free to go elsewhere - so far, I haven't felt the need to do so. They're blunt, but they're fair, and I can respect that and comply with it even if I don't always agree with it 100%. That includes not providing any links to where some of my images can be had on bumper-stickers unless I'm asked for it, or I feel that the point was legitimately referred to, as in this instance.

Finally, and with all due respect, if it bothers you, you're more than welcome to simply ignore me. I'm sure any number of otherwise reasonable, rational souls have already done that, so I'm sure you'd be in good company if you chose to do likewise.
24 posted on 06/24/2010 10:44:03 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Qbert

Source: Administration Weighs Bypassing Congress to Let ALL Illegal Immigrants Stay

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/24/source-administration-weighing-unilateral-legalization-illegal-immigrants/


25 posted on 06/24/2010 10:48:51 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Qbert

The Obama administration has been holding behind-the-scenes talks to determine whether the Department of Homeland Security can unilaterally grant legal status on a mass basis to illegal immigrants, a former Bush administration official who spoke with at least three people involved in those talks told FoxNews.com.

The issue was raised publicly by eight Republican senators who wrote to the White House on Monday to complain that they had heard the administration was readying a “Plan B” in case a comprehensive immigration reform bill cannot win enough support to clear Congress.

The White House would not confirm or deny the claim. But the former Bush official said the discussions are real.

“The administration at the very minimum is studying legal ways to legalize people without having to go through any congressional debate about it,” the source said, calling the senators’ claim credible.


26 posted on 06/24/2010 10:50:29 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Oceander

That’s a mighty lengthy post. Much bigger than any I’ve ever seen from you, and far more extensive a reply than my post to you should warrant.

Methinks thou doth protest too much.

I never said that I was “ticked off”. I said that I had mixed feelings about your marketing here (which you are doing).


27 posted on 06/24/2010 10:52:55 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: historyrepeatz

Yes he will try .........

Source: Administration Weighs Bypassing Congress to Let ALL Illegal Immigrants Stay

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/24/source-administration-weighing-unilateral-legalization-illegal-immigrants/

The Obama administration has been holding behind-the-scenes talks to determine whether the Department of Homeland Security can unilaterally grant legal status on a mass basis to illegal immigrants, a former Bush administration official who spoke with at least three people involved in those talks told FoxNews.com. 

The issue was raised publicly by eight Republican senators who wrote to the White House on Monday to complain that they had heard the administration was readying a “Plan B” in case a comprehensive immigration reform bill cannot win enough support to clear Congress. 
The White House would not confirm or deny the claim. But the former Bush official said the discussions are real.  

“The administration at the very minimum is studying legal ways to legalize people without having to go through any congressional debate about it,” the source said, calling the senators’ claim credible.


28 posted on 06/24/2010 10:54:42 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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What vermin these people are! Just when you think things can’t get worse...


29 posted on 06/24/2010 11:08:17 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Qbert

No soon is too soon to get rid of this moron.


30 posted on 06/24/2010 11:13:42 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

“The White House would not confirm or deny the claim.”

So, in other words...yes, the talks are taking place.


31 posted on 06/24/2010 11:23:56 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

How can they do this ?


32 posted on 06/24/2010 11:37:41 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

“How can they do this ?”

They simply don’t care.


33 posted on 06/24/2010 11:41:39 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
TRANSPARENCY?
34 posted on 06/25/2010 12:08:41 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Qbert

WAKE UP AMERICA




35 posted on 06/25/2010 1:51:28 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Qbert

Indeed, it would also appear that Mr. Hurtt wants a surveillance society, even going so far as to advocate for camera’s inside private residences!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1587017/posts?page=7


36 posted on 06/25/2010 2:35:34 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: Qbert

More dirt on Hurtt:

EXCLUSIVE: Who is Harold Hurtt?

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/18358/who-is-harold-hurtt-meet-the-immigration-enforcement-foe-who-wants-to-be-ices-public-face/


37 posted on 06/25/2010 3:11:37 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: Qbert

38 posted on 06/25/2010 3:24:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: goodnesswins

“I’ve been thinking a lot about tar and feathers lately...”

I’m with you! We will need a lot cause not only will we have to do this to Zero but to his Cabinet, Czars and the other traitors in Congress as well..


39 posted on 06/25/2010 3:51:18 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (A Dictatorship doesn't want the competition of God in the lives of the Peasants.)
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To: Windflier; Oceander
That’s a mighty lengthy post. Much bigger than any I’ve ever seen from you, and far more extensive a reply than my post to you should warrant. Methinks thou doth protest too much.

Oceander's posts, until recently, all had links to where one could but the stickers. I'm guessing the mods gave him notice and he's just been waiting to post that response for some time.

Personally, I like his stuff. I wish I could do it too but I can't seem to be able to come up with something that doesn't say, "I've seen that somewhere before."

When he first started posting I thought the he had gotten permission to link to his zazzle page but now it's obvious the mods put a stop to it.

My two cents.

40 posted on 06/25/2010 3:52:58 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Oceander

i honestly wish I could put that on my car.


41 posted on 06/25/2010 3:54:38 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Qbert
It was the intent of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IRCA) that the federal government deputize local police to help enforce federal immigration laws - exactly as the new Arizona law requires. Section 287(g)of IRCA states:
(g) Performance of immigration officer functions by State officers and employees
(1) Notwithstanding section 1342 of title 31, the Attorney General may enter into a written agreement with a State, or any political subdivision of a State, pursuant to which an officer or employee of the State or subdivision, who is determined by the Attorney General to be qualified to perform a function of an immigration officer in relation to the investigation, apprehension, or detention of aliens in the United States (including the transportation of such aliens across State lines to detention centers), may carry out such function at the expense of the State or political subdivision and to the extent consistent with State and local law.

This quisling will now be responsible for the very partnership in immigration enforcement that he opposed for his entire police career.

The Obama regime's dismantling of America continues.

42 posted on 06/25/2010 3:55:45 AM PDT by drpix
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To: bunkerhill7
This is the way this demented leader operates...he stacks the deck. Witness his new Oil Commission, all on it oppose drilling. What does the public think, they are going to have an epiphany and suggest drilling be continued or extended? The guy is a three card monte dealer who plays with the cards up, you just have to open you eyes to what is going on here. Someone said it tersely a post earlier, in your face.
43 posted on 06/25/2010 4:11:52 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Qbert
Hurtt will supervise outreach and communication between ICE, local law enforcement agencies, tribal leaders and representatives from non-governmental organizations.

WTF is that about?

44 posted on 06/25/2010 4:45:08 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: raybbr
When he first started posting I thought the he had gotten permission to link to his zazzle page but now it's obvious the mods put a stop to it.

That would be correct. I got a very brief message telling me to cut it out. So I did. I can live with that.
45 posted on 06/25/2010 5:22:59 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Windflier
That’s a mighty lengthy post. Much bigger than any I’ve ever seen from you, and far more extensive a reply than my post to you should warrant.

Methinks thou doth protest too much.

I never said that I was “ticked off”. I said that I had mixed feelings about your marketing here (which you are doing).


Fair dinkum. Think of it as an apologia, then. At any rate, I hope you don't think there're any hard feelings on this end, as there aren't.
46 posted on 06/25/2010 5:25:14 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Qbert
Immigration and Customs Enforcement's primary mission is to protect the American people

They have already said that they might not do the job assigned to them. I just don't understand how ICE can get away with that.

47 posted on 06/25/2010 5:25:47 AM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing democratic about democrats!)
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To: LouAvul
And any move against him will rile the black community since they still approve of him.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Who really gives an Eff?

They are so far outnumbered it doesn;t matter. we just have to unify in the face of Barry Soetoro's plan to divide and conquer the majority.

We need t keep egging Soetoro until he flies off the handle and people get to see who he really is.

48 posted on 06/25/2010 5:32:01 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is a fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Qbert

I think it’s time to start talking about a real conservative resistance.


49 posted on 06/25/2010 5:41:19 AM PDT by deep (http://www.americansagainstobama.com)
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To: Qbert

Obama needs to be impeached, tried for treason and sent to Gitmo to rot with his muslim buddies.


50 posted on 06/25/2010 5:45:46 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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