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U.S. ending pursuit of illegal immigrants who commit minor crimes
mercurynews ^ | 12/21/2012 | Matt O'Brien/Contra Costa Times

Posted on 12/21/2012 3:41:06 PM PST by moonshinner_09

Federal agents no longer will scoop up jailed illegal immigrants who had been picked up by police for traffic offenses and other petty crimes, the nation's top immigration enforcer announced Friday.

"We are changing who" we seek to detain and deport to focus more on serious criminals, said John Morton, the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Morton changed the national policy just as sheriffs around the Bay Area were rethinking their cooperation with the controversial federal Secure Communities immigration program, out of concern that it was leading to deportation of too many minor offenders.

The shift responds to the frustrations of immigrant communities in places such as Contra Costa County, which has turned over to federal agents so many illegal immigrants that it is now among the top counties nationwide in sending people without criminal records to deportation.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; dhs; ice; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration
After meeting for several weeks with Latino community activists, Livingston said he was looking for a balance that assuages the fears of law-abiding immigrant families ..Where do I sign up ?
1 posted on 12/21/2012 3:41:17 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

That’s right, the democrats can’t be diminishing their voter base now can they?


2 posted on 12/21/2012 3:42:54 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: Mastador1
Makes sense.

They need to gear up to go after gun owners.

3 posted on 12/21/2012 3:44:14 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: moonshinner_09

Not in Maricopa County, Arizona. We got SB-1070 and Sheriff Joe.


4 posted on 12/21/2012 3:45:43 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: moonshinner_09

Amrican you are being layed off and replaced by cheaper voters.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 3:47:16 PM PST by The Toll
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To: moonshinner_09

So, I guess being in this country illegally and probably using someone else’s identity is now considered a “minor crime”. Must be some of Barry’s “transformation” stuff.


6 posted on 12/21/2012 3:51:49 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: moonshinner_09

How about you throw them out for being ILLEGAL immigrants? Jeebus, Mexico has stronger I/I laws than we do. I’m sick of this s###!


7 posted on 12/21/2012 3:53:06 PM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: moonshinner_09
Gee, if illegals get a free pass on crime, I'm sure it'll be ok when the crime victim is a government employee.
8 posted on 12/21/2012 3:58:16 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Instead, they will pursue US citizens who have committed minor crimes.


9 posted on 12/21/2012 4:05:27 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks moonshinner_09.
...jailed illegal immigrants who had been picked up by police for traffic offenses and other petty crimes...
IOW, pedophilia, rape, theft, robbery, breaking and entering, drug trafficking...


10 posted on 12/21/2012 4:15:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: moonshinner_09
It is just the latest in a nonstop destruction of our society. Everyday the onslaught continues. The country is totally out of control.
11 posted on 12/21/2012 4:16:08 PM PST by iontheball
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To: moonshinner_09

Legalize even crime for the foreign invaders. Wow


12 posted on 12/21/2012 4:21:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: moonshinner_09

Will states be barred from enforcing the coming federal gun laws and will the Feds only peruse the violent crimes with guns.


13 posted on 12/21/2012 4:22:28 PM PST by nomobs
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To: moonshinner_09

The “broken windows” theory, completely inverted.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 5:10:57 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: moonshinner_09

And so Alamo Two begins - - - .


15 posted on 12/21/2012 6:21:38 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Communal Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: moonshinner_09

“U.S. ending pursuit of illegal immigrants who commit minor crimes”

We’ll wait until they commit major ones instead once they get some experience at it.


16 posted on 12/21/2012 6:36:56 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: nomobs
It's illegal to own a gun if you've been arrested for DV. Which in most cases is a Misdemeanor.

So the Illegal Aliens do have more rights than most Americans.

ed

17 posted on 12/21/2012 7:17:50 PM PST by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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To: husky ed

CA has reduced so many felonies to misdemeanors in order to bypass 3 strikes, it stands to reason illegals never even experience justice under the law. Only citizens get that ‘right’.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 7:52:35 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: moonshinner_09

I wonder when they will decide to not pursue LEGAL CITIZENS for the same offenses.


19 posted on 12/22/2012 3:56:35 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Bump


20 posted on 12/22/2012 4:22:40 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: moonshinner_09

” Federal agents no longer will scoop up jailed illegal immigrants who had been picked up by police for traffic offenses and other petty crimes, the nation’s top immigration enforcer announced Friday.”

Entering this country illegally isn’t a petty crime. It’s a felony. Repeat after me, federal officials: Fell-oh-knee.


21 posted on 12/22/2012 4:40:24 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Graewoulf
What did Jim Bowie say to Davy Crockett when the Mexicans started to attack the Alamo?

"What gives, are we poring concrete today?"

22 posted on 12/22/2012 4:46:25 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Remind me again...just what is it do We the People pay the clowns in DC for anyway?!!!!


23 posted on 12/22/2012 4:56:36 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I wonder if DUI counts as “petty”?


24 posted on 12/22/2012 3:55:05 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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