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Napolitano: Feds should take lead
Politico44 ^ | 05/08/11 | POLITICO STAFF

Posted on 05/08/2011 5:53:28 PM PDT by ColdOne

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Saturday that Congress should be responsible for tackling the nation’s illegal immigration problem, not the individual states.

Saying the illegal immigration is down by 36 percent under Obama, Napolitano said, "I think these efforts on a state by state level first of all have predicated a falsity … that there has been nothing done, and that the border somehow is out of control. That is incorrect."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 05/08/2011 5:53:29 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
Congress should be responsible for tackling the nation’s illegal immigration problem, not the individual states.

Yea....that's worked well so far, hasn't it?

2 posted on 05/08/2011 5:55:50 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: ColdOne

The Fed should take lead. Does that mean the feds should be shot?


3 posted on 05/08/2011 5:56:31 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: ColdOne
NEWSFLASH: Fox volunteers to guard hen house!
4 posted on 05/08/2011 5:56:41 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: ColdOne
Yes, Congress should.
5 posted on 05/08/2011 5:58:25 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 837 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, time to arrest Obama)
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To: mountainlion

As in hot lead?


6 posted on 05/08/2011 5:59:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: mountainlion

“I think these efforts on a state by state level first of all have predicated a falsity … that there has been nothing done, and that the border somehow is out of control. That is incorrect”

THAT THE BORDER IS SOMEHOW OUT OF CONTROL,NOT....????HUH???

Hey...I didn’t know Napolitano wears ‘falsies”? Is that what the “falsity “ was???


7 posted on 05/08/2011 6:00:02 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

NO..you got that wrong..remember Obozo “leads from behind...”


8 posted on 05/08/2011 6:00:50 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

She’s full of it.


9 posted on 05/08/2011 6:02:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Squantos
Well then perhaps the CFB could do her JOB and make it happen!
10 posted on 05/08/2011 6:03:06 PM PDT by hiredhand
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Oh, she wants the Feds to shoot us. Or at least to supply the guns for Mexicans to do so.


11 posted on 05/08/2011 6:03:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: ColdOne

DOWN 36%... you lying *unt!

LLS


12 posted on 05/08/2011 6:03:49 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: ColdOne

Arizona’s HB1070, and everyone else copying the bill, has nothing to do wih it, eh? And she fought that bill.


13 posted on 05/08/2011 6:04:18 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: ColdOne
"Napolitano: Feds should take lead"

King George: "The colonies shall not be emancipated."

14 posted on 05/08/2011 6:04:26 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ColdOne

During Barry’s economy illegal immigration is down because illegals can’t find jobs, not because more is being done to enforce our laws. We would be better off if Congress were to get rid of Homeland Security, and leave states alone.


15 posted on 05/08/2011 6:04:53 PM PDT by pallis
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To: LibLieSlayer

What’s down 36%? Homelessness in Arizona?


16 posted on 05/08/2011 6:07:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

As in hot lead?

That is what I read. I liked the falsity also. I have an excuse for my writing going down hill. These are paid professionals calling for the Fed to take lead.


17 posted on 05/08/2011 6:08:22 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: ColdOne

Jane you lying slut!!!!!


18 posted on 05/08/2011 6:08:50 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: ColdOne
illegal immigration is down by 36 percent under Obama

Not completely untrue; lots of illegals are going back home for a siesta because our recession is drying up employment - hardly the type of situation I'd want to proclaim as a success.

19 posted on 05/08/2011 6:09:53 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: ColdOne
Saying the illegal immigration is down by 36 percent under Obama, Napolitano said,

Even if this is correct, it's mainly because of the poor economy.
20 posted on 05/08/2011 6:14:09 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: ColdOne

Translation:
Gerrymandering on the biggest scale imaginable.


21 posted on 05/08/2011 6:15:11 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: ColdOne
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Saturday that Congress should be responsible for tackling the nation’s illegal immigration problem, not the individual states.

It is the feds' duty to secure the border and they are best equipped to do so, even though they haven't. As to interior enforcement, the states and locals are far better equiped. The feds don't show up at traffic stops, crime scenes, etc. Locals do.

22 posted on 05/08/2011 6:16:58 PM PDT by umgud
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To: ColdOne

Bit of a credibility gap here, Grand Canyon sized.


23 posted on 05/08/2011 6:18:39 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Signalman
it's mainly because of the poor economy.

Well said

an administration that added 17 million to the food stamp ranks has also cut illegal immigration

24 posted on 05/08/2011 6:19:02 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: umgud

Uncle Sam should be bowing to the will of the states, not vice versa.


25 posted on 05/08/2011 6:19:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: ColdOne

It’s down because there are no new jobs....haha...not because of Obama’s ‘enforcement’.


26 posted on 05/08/2011 6:25:07 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: mountainlion

I’m telling you she meant to say “falsies”...Nappy wears falsies!!!!


27 posted on 05/08/2011 6:30:36 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: ColdOne

The only problem with Obama’s approach to reducing illegal immigration is that it requires destroying the economy first to reduce their incentive.


28 posted on 05/08/2011 6:34:23 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: ColdOne
Saying the illegal immigration is down by 36 percent under Obama, Napolitano said, "I think these efforts on a state by state level first of all have predicated a falsity...


And I suppose the Great Recession has nothing to do with the illegals returning home when the gravy train stopped...

29 posted on 05/08/2011 6:34:44 PM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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30 posted on 05/08/2011 6:37:44 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

Down 36% eh?
Border secured eh?

Hmmmmmm....sounds like an excuse for AMNESTY!!!!


31 posted on 05/08/2011 6:50:07 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ColdOne

The Democrats want as many Mexicans in the U.S. as possible.


32 posted on 05/08/2011 6:56:58 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: ColdOne

There are federal laws on the books that the federal government is not enforcing. There are sanctuary cities that have said, in effect, screw the law. If they want to secede from the Union, I’ll let them.

These laws were passed by the people’s representatives in Congress, in accordance with the Constitution.


33 posted on 05/08/2011 6:59:11 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Zactly! They are rushing into sanctuary cities.

LLS


34 posted on 05/08/2011 7:07:21 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: ColdOne

Congress mandated building fence and limiting immigration. The executive branch has not lived up to their obligations.


35 posted on 05/08/2011 7:18:58 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: ColdOne

Does Napolitano keep frozen hotdogs in her icebox?


36 posted on 05/08/2011 7:29:18 PM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: ColdOne
...illegal immigration is down by 36 percent under Obama,...

How do they know this? If they know who, then, they should be kicking them out of the country.

37 posted on 05/08/2011 7:29:27 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Hope and change is share the poverty.)
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To: depressed in 06
...illegal immigration is down by 36 percent under Obama,...

If so only because people are thinking, "Holy crap, why waste time getting into a place with a president who's crashing and burning the economy? We can stay right where we are for third world dictards."
38 posted on 05/08/2011 7:34:39 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: ColdOne

“Saying the illegal immigration is down by 36 percent under Obama, Napolitano said ... “
See FR article where AZ sheriff says feds are up their old tricks `cooking the books’:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2716668/posts
They are trying to lay a foundation for saying `The border is secure, so now we can talk about `Comp. Immi. Reform’... ‘ (or, the system works).
No amnesty!


39 posted on 05/08/2011 7:48:54 PM PDT by tumblindice (AP Obama awarded himself the Medal of Honor this morning. In an unprecedented move, in the Rose Gard)
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To: ColdOne
Saying the illegal immigration is down by 36 percent under Obama...
Well, golly, Janet, did the thought ever enter your addlepated noggin that
high unemployment is the reason for the drop in illegal immigration?

It sure as hell isn't down because the border is secure, no matter how loud you squeal that it is.

40 posted on 05/08/2011 8:43:40 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: tumblindice
Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 620 days as of May 8, 2011.

Obama-Napolitano-2sm

Obama - ''Let me be clear, as clear as mud; there are no reports of any trouble with the border. Nothing to see here. Security efforts are working just fine and the border is open for business. We've got it all covered, just ask Janet. Now please go back to your business as usual, trade in that SUV and just relax. When we see a problem we'll say something.''

------------------------------

Hope and Change.... Tragic.


41 posted on 05/08/2011 8:43:52 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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42 posted on 05/08/2011 9:08:35 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: ColdOne

Butch is a joke on the border issue. Everybody knows it. She was a disgrace to Arizona as AG and as Governor, and now she’s America’s problem.


43 posted on 05/08/2011 9:26:55 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: mountainlion

“The Fed should take lead. Does that mean the feds should be shot?”
________________________________________________________________________

Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done ?”
And God says. “Out on Highway 61”.


44 posted on 05/08/2011 11:01:55 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: ColdOne

Someone should be responsible, and it should be the feds. However, the feds are being irresponsible in not doing their job, so they should not interfere if the states do the feds’ job for them.


45 posted on 05/09/2011 2:31:12 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: ColdOne

Liar .... Damn her an all polidiots who pander to peons for pennies.

She’s a “can’t understand normal thinking” sort IMO !


46 posted on 05/09/2011 7:30:04 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

More Democrat voters, si?


47 posted on 05/09/2011 7:36:40 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Yep..... vote with my dollars between elections is all I can do till the shooting starts.....:o)

Stay safe !


48 posted on 05/09/2011 7:46:08 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

You bet old FRiend! You do the same!


49 posted on 05/09/2011 7:47:27 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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