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Incident in El Paso tied to national immigration debate
KVIA ^ | Aug. 10, 2012 | Matthew Smith

Posted on 08/12/2012 8:03:57 AM PDT by AuntB

Illegal immigrant's release raises new debate El Paso, TEXAS -

Domestic assault charges are nothing out of the ordinary. Police, sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement agents deal with assault charges regularly. However, a routine incident that took place in mid-July in El Paso County is drawing national attention.

According to the National ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Council, which represents more than 7,000 ICE agents throughout the United States, an illegal immigrant attempted to flee from federal agents on July 17 when they tried to arrest the person for being an illegal immigrant. The suspect, who is only being described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 245 pounds, allegedly attacked an ICE agent causing injuries severe enough to force the agent out of work for several weeks. Resisting arrest, like domestic assaults, are nothing new, but the claim that exists that a new immigration policy required federal agents to release the suspect is.

A new deferred deportation policy is set to be enacted by the federal government on Aug. 15. In essence, it states that if people under the age of 30 with a clean criminal history meet certain requirements they'll be given the opportunity to legally remain in the United States for up to two years while working. The policy will allow illegal immigrants to file for paperwork to show they're legally allowed to remain within the United States. But, Chris Crane, the president of the National ICE Council, said those new policies have already been implemented in the field for ICE workers and that they've received mixed reviews.

"We don't have any guidance, we don't have any training," said Crane. "All we have is verbal communication coming from DHS (Department of Homeland Security), ICE and from managers in the field. The end result is that in many offices we're doing something different."

Crane said that's why in mid-July the suspect accused of a felony offense of attacking a federal agent was set free. In a release from the National ICE Council Crane stated: "ICE managers didn't even question the criminal alien but instead ordered that he immediately be released in accordance with the President's new immigration policies."

If the allegations are true and the suspect committed a felony by attacking a federal agent, the suspect wouldn't be eligible according to the policy set forth by the president.

Leticia Zamarripa, a public affairs officer with the Department of Homeland Security, declined to answer questions in relation to this story. However, she released a statement saying, in part: "This matter is currently under investigation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) does not comment on ongoing investigations. The safety and security of our law enforcement personnel is of the utmost priority for ICE."

Asked whether the National ICE Council had taken a public stance on the immigration reform policies that were recently announced by the president, Crane declined to make a statement for the agency, but did say he didn't believe policy could be properly implemented by the president as opposed to Congress, which traditionally enacts immigration policy.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; catchandrelease; homelandinsecurity

1 posted on 08/12/2012 8:04:07 AM PDT by AuntB
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To: AuntB

Illegal president. Illegal bill. Illegals in this country should be shipped back from whence they came.


2 posted on 08/12/2012 8:14:51 AM PDT by bgill
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To: AuntB

“If the allegations are true and the suspect committed a felony by attacking a federal agent, the suspect wouldn’t be eligible according to the policy set forth by the president.”

If he hadn’t been convicted, then they count him as not having committed a felony. So it was in accordance with the President’s policy.


3 posted on 08/12/2012 8:15:31 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: AuntB
national immigration debate

Who knew??? We are having a debate about amnesty? Last I checked the Congress was having none of the "Amnesty" or "Dreamer" stuff so the America King just ignored Congress. If one calls the left bashing the right about the conservatives refusal to issue amnesty for up to 30,000,000 illegals who invaded our country, then the term "debate" has taken on a new meaning. "Compromise" is only when the righties have to agree with the uber liberals who are now in control of America.

Read the sob story below, and you can see what the clown in the WH is doing to destroy America right before your very eyes, and Congress sits on its collective duff quaking in their boots lest they speak out.

For some, GED key to avoiding deportation
4 posted on 08/12/2012 8:17:29 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: AuntB

ICE should hire nothing but regular cops. (They will shoot the illegals just like they were the family dog.)


5 posted on 08/12/2012 8:37:36 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: AuntB

Big bull Janet is too busy sexually harassing the male workers at DHS to give guidelines to our Border Patrol. She and Obama don’t want illegals to be deported before they vote in November.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 8:47:27 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee
Big bull Janet is too busy sexually harassing the male workers at DHS to give guidelines to our Border Patrol.

Actually I believe she has told them to "...run and hide from armed illegal aliens "
7 posted on 08/12/2012 8:54:30 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: AuntB

The whole purpose of Obama’s executive order was to enable illegal immigrants to remain in this country long enough to vote for him. ACORN can’t help him any more, so he has to get more Democratic voters any way he can.


8 posted on 08/12/2012 9:28:00 AM PDT by Bryan
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To: bgill

That one should have been shot dead the second he attacked the agent.


9 posted on 08/12/2012 10:08:35 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Liz; Tennessee Nana; bcsco; HiJinx; SandRat; Travis McGee

ping!


10 posted on 08/12/2012 11:02:34 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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