Skip to comments.ICE blamed for Texas parolee law delay
Posted on 10/29/2011 11:55:39 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The state has been unable to enforce a new law designed to increase the deportations of illegal immigrants from the Texas prison system amid concerns that federal immigration officials are unprepared to handle the anticipated influx of convicted criminals, state officials said.
Under the new law, which was scheduled to take effect Sept. 1, state prisoners who are granted parole and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials must either be deported or leave the country voluntarily - or risk being returned to state custody to serve out the remainder of their sentences.
The law was crafted to address a vexing problem identified by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, which reported granting parole to some illegal immigrants and turning them over to ICE - only to later learn that they were not removed from the country, said state Rep. Jerry Madden, R-Plano.
...ICE union officials said part of the problem lies in a shortage of immigration judges assigned to hear cases in Huntsville. The immigration court system is run by a separate agency, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, which declined comment on Thursday.
Rissie Owens, chair of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, said that unless ICE has finished its removal proceedings, board members can't be sure that "those they vote to release are actually deported and not released into our communities where they may be a threat to pubic safety."
ICE data shows that roughly one in five of the 5,000 illegal immigrants discharged annually lacks a final removal order clearing the way for deportation.
...Under the new state law, ICE can no longer release detainees with criminal convictions, and instead must either remove them from the country, house them in its own federal detention system or return them to the custody of TDCJ.
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
I was proud to sign legislation requiring a photo voter ID to vote in order to protect the integrity of our elections. And for the obvious security reasons, I vetoed legislation to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens. There is no homeland security without border security. Let me repeat that, there is no security without border security. And make no mistake about it, what we are seeing south of our border is nothing short of a war being waged by these narco-terrorists. They represent a clear and a present danger to our country - they are spreading violence to American cities; they are peddling poisons to our children. In the face of this threat, we shouldnt take any operations off the table, including security operations in cooperation with the Mexican government, as we did with Columbia some years ago. You cant have liberty - you cant have opportunity - you cant have prosperity, without security."...... [Values Voters Summit -- Oct 7, 2011]
Fully 69% of Americans in the latest IBD/TIPP poll say they dont favor states giving in-state college tuition to illegal residents while charging higher fees for legal, out-of-state residents. Just 22% support such a policy.
73% of Republicans are opposed vs. 20% in favor.
Independents have even stronger views: 74%-15%. Even Democrats are strongly opposed 58%-32%.
In fact, a majority of every major subgroup opposes giving illegals in-state tuition rates men and women, rich and poor, urban and rural. Hispanics, who have more conflicted views over illegal immigration than is commonly known, are opposed, 54%-28%. Blacks, who often see illegal immigrants as rivals for jobs, are the most opposed, 80%-12%.
And Perry told them the had no heart because they dared to disagree with him. That was really, really stupid.
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If you truly believed that you wouldn't hit every thread and call up your anti-Perry posse to join the pile on pissing party.
I wonder if states could impose voluntarily leaving the US as a *condition* for parole? As with the Arizona program, where voluntary deportees get a free flight to Mexico City, it takes both the federal government and involuntary deportation off the table.
When is Rick going to man up and be accountable for wet nursing illegals instead of throwing blame at every turn like a whiny little punk?
lol! Pissing party? Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?
I truly believe RINO Rick Perry's campaign is history. That doesn't mean I can't or shouldn't enjoy watching him flounder like a fish out of water in his vain attempt to regain the support he pushed away when he called them heartless.
I do thank you for the entertainment you are providing, though. It is quite laudable.
Oh, and I don't "hit every thread". I may hit many but not "every". I would be happy to if you would ping me to them. :-)
How low does he have to go? He was dead last in one poll.
When's he gonna man up---and get the message voters are sending?
He should go back to Texas and hug a few illegals.
As long as he is spending other peoples' money (something he is good at) he will stay in. And as long as he's going after the other RINO in the race, Mitt Romney, I think he should. But when he goes after Herman Cain, the only man standing between Romney and the Republican nomination then it is time for Ricardo to pack it in. I really don't think he is that smart, though. He does come across as being one of the least intelligent candidates in the field.
... and call up your anti-Perry posse to join the pile on pissing party.
Bur 'series', that posting is kind of funny. However the way Perry is going -- or actually NOT going -- I think it's time we start getting the Whaaambulances ready for the Perrybots.
(I wonder what kind of Cheese they'd like with their WHINES)
It would be nice if people were able to discuss the article rather then come on here and act like High Schoolers every time the word Texas comes up in a headline.
Perry is not going to quit, so go blow smoke up another candidates thread.
The two of you are great and right on.
” How low does he have to go? He was dead last in one poll.
When’s he gonna man up-—and get the message voters are sending?
He should go back to Texas and hug a few illegals. “
Ricky is too vain to quit apparently. He’s so vain, he probably thinks this thread is about him : )
Ricky is too vain to quit apparently................
Hes so vain, he probably thinks this thread is about him
You owe me a keyboard. Plus, now I have Coca-Cola coming out of my nose.
Any day gets better with a Carly Simon slam. Almost better than being Rick Rolled... which is what the remaining 7% who are pulling for this fool are getting from Texas Ricky.
Have you noticed how Perry is pulling a page from Obama's book? He's blaming everyone else BUT himself! Illegals in Texas? Feds fault. Affirmative action for illegals? State's Rights. Parolee delay? ICE. Gardasil? 'I hate cancer'.