Skip to comments.Jail may spare illegal immigrants from deportation (WA)
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 governments 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 countys 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.
Thats 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.
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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.
I hope execution saves them from Deportation.
Arrest illegals. Deport them. Seize all of their assets. Crime should not pay.