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Judge: Obama administration canít refuse to arrest illegal immigrants
The Washington Times ^ | 4/24/2013 | Stephan Dinan

Posted on 04/24/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT by markomalley

A federal judge said this week that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal immigrants they deem low priority, in a case that could upend President Obama’s enforcement policy.

For the last several years the administration has said it will no longer arrest most illegal immigrants, arguing it wants to focus only on those with serious criminal records or gang ties. The Homeland Security department said it was using “prosecutorial discretion.”

Immigration agents and officers sued, saying federal law requires them to make the arrests, but the Obama administration would discipline them if they complied with the law.

Federal Judge Reed O'Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.

“The court finds that DHS does not have discretion to refuse to initiate removal proceedings,” Judge O'Connor wrote.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: 1goodjudge; aliens; arrestillegals; backoffbarry; bhocorruption; bhofascism; criminalaliens; criminalpresident; democrats; dhs; dhsisajoke; goodnews; hewillignore; highcrimes; illegalimmigration; illegals; impeach; misdemeanors; napolitano; napolitanoisajoke; obama; obamaisajoke; obamawontcare; treason
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To: SamuraiScot

Bear in mind, each of these things is a pebble hitting the glass. No one knows which one will break it.
***Nice analogy. Unfortunately, it might very well be reinforced or even bullet-proof glass. Pebbles won’t even burr the surface.


41 posted on 04/24/2013 4:18:37 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: markomalley

DAM% STRAIGHT!


42 posted on 04/24/2013 4:18:41 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Excellent! What next?


43 posted on 04/24/2013 4:29:00 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Doogle
*Cue the the violins*...enter stage right Congressional leader Bonehead...OK Congressman Bonehead, it's YOUR CUE...????...Bonehead?....oh Bonehead?....anybody seen Bonehead?...*crickets*

"Thishis Shpeaker B-Boehner's office. The Shpeaker is umavailabable at the mamoment. Please leave a ma..message after, after the beeps."


44 posted on 04/24/2013 4:30:42 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: markomalley; Liz; cripplecreek; Travis McGee; All

At first I wanted to say, YAAAAAYYYY!!!

But Obama will turn into Andrew Jackson on this one. He’ll tell that judge if he wants it enforced, then do it, ‘cause he isn’t going to.

Precedent, don’t ya know.

And this isn’t even a supreme court judge.

And there’s nothing the judge can do about it.

Elections matter. (And I mean the PRIMARY before the media/GOPe get us boneheads like McCain, Romney.....)


45 posted on 04/24/2013 4:33:52 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: markomalley
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old Chechen terrorist killed Friday morning in a wild shootout with Boston police, was a legal US resident.

He could have been deported---sent back to his homeland after a 2009 domestic violence conviction (wasn't his wife--the bum hit his grlfriend).

BUT thanks to Obama’s sucking up to terrorism (and illgal latinos), the prez sap-happily decreed that "deportations" are limited only to foreigners who committed “serious crimes”----Obama allowed the Bostom bomber to stay and do his dirty work.

The second bro/bomber ---Dzhokhar Tsarnaev--now in a Boston hospital---was granted "asylum" in 2002.

46 posted on 04/24/2013 4:34:58 PM PDT by Liz
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To: All

Yup——DHS’ google-eyes Napolitano has said Obama can pick and choose what laws he can enforce. “Odd” that this was basically the same argument the Canadian jihadist used in court.


47 posted on 04/24/2013 4:39:31 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Sacajaweau

“De judge, the Gun vote, Putin, Turkey...

His face should be red fromall the biotch slapping... “

I bet he’s pretty twisted out of shape. Let’s destroy amnesty and make it a royal flush!


48 posted on 04/24/2013 4:41:10 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: markomalley

That brings up the question: When they ignore the judges order and refuse to rescind the policies that prohibit the agents from enforcing the law, will he issue a contempt of court citation and arrest warrant on Napolitano and Obastard?


49 posted on 04/24/2013 4:50:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: markomalley

The Obama Administration violating the law? The law means NOTHING to those reprobates!


50 posted on 04/24/2013 4:52:07 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: markomalley

He’ll just ignore it like he does all other judges’ orders.


51 posted on 04/24/2013 4:56:21 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Repeal The 17th

“Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she believes she and other political officials have the authority to tell law enforcement agents which laws to enforce and which ones to ignore.”

There is no clearer evidence that the current government is despotic. Nappy needs to be removed.


52 posted on 04/24/2013 4:56:45 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: markomalley

This bunch of crooks has refused to arrest criminal aliens so they could brag about the falling rate of interdictions. Disgraceful.


53 posted on 04/24/2013 4:59:58 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: markomalley

Bamster got a good chuckle out of this, I’m sure. The Boy King knows that he’s untouchable.


54 posted on 04/24/2013 5:02:19 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Monkey Face

If only you were one of Holder’s People you’d be taken care of. But, you sound like a cracker, so get back in your place and be quiet!


55 posted on 04/24/2013 5:02:28 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

I am so humbled! NOT!

I kiss no one’s ass. Not now, not in the past and not in the future!

Be QUIET! *she says loudly* Why the Eff should I be quiet?


56 posted on 04/24/2013 5:06:25 PM PDT by Monkey Face ( The good outnumber the evil ones, and we always will.)
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57 posted on 04/24/2013 5:07:16 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Monkey Face

Good grief; I was being sarcastic.


58 posted on 04/24/2013 5:10:55 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Do you know where this will leave the 99.5% approved DACA applicants?


59 posted on 04/24/2013 5:11:05 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: ought-six

LOL! So was I!


60 posted on 04/24/2013 5:17:20 PM PDT by Monkey Face ( The good outnumber the evil ones, and we always will.)
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