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Jail may spare illegal immigrants from deportation (WA)
King 5 News (Seattle) ^ | July 23, 2013 | by CHRIS INGALLS

Posted on 07/23/2013 5:24:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A public hearing is set for Tuesday as King County considers making its jail the first in the state to refuse to cooperate with the federal government’s efforts to nab illegal immigrants.

Supporters of an ordinance before the King County Council say it would protect immigrants accused of minor crimes from overzealous federal agents.

However, KING 5 has obtained documents showing that the county’s own prosecutor believes the ordinance would protect illegal immigrants facing serious charges and those with serious criminal histories.

The ordinance was drafted by council members Larry Gossett and Joe McDermott after hearing concerns that immigration agents were deporting inmates in the King County Jail who were accused of low-level crimes.

“(Immigrants) are being swept up and that is not fair,” said Gossett.

He cited a recent UW study that found that most inmates flagged with immigration “detainers” have no serious criminal history or are not facing serious charges.

“That’s almost 2/3 of people actually detained who do not fit their definition of the worst of the worst of the most dangerous criminals,” said Gossett.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has a stated goal of targeting “criminal aliens.” Those are illegal immigrants who are committing serious crimes in the US.

(Excerpt) Read more at king5.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: amnesty; illegalimmigration

1 posted on 07/23/2013 5:24:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Joe McDermott who co-authored this ordinance is the first openly gay member of the King County Council. Evidently he likes males and illegal aliens.


2 posted on 07/23/2013 5:33:03 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

shoot em


3 posted on 07/23/2013 5:33:36 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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4 posted on 07/23/2013 6:04:43 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hope execution saves them from Deportation.


5 posted on 07/23/2013 6:05:47 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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Arrest illegals. Deport them. Seize all of their assets. Crime should not pay.


6 posted on 07/23/2013 9:01:33 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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