Skip to comments.Obama ENDS program that deported 283,000 criminal aliens after promising to expel felons
Posted on 11/23/2014 2:47:25 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Along with his more sensationalized executive order granting some illegal immigrants a chance to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, President Barack Obama quietly ended a controversial program on Thursday that had deported 283,000 of them after they were arrested for crimes other than border-crossing.
The Secure Communities program has been in place in limited form since 2006, and expanded nationwide in 2008. It allowed local law enforcement to hold arrestees and convicts 48 hours after they were officially bailed or released, if they were in the county illegally, so federal agents could pick them up and start immigration proceedings.
Instead, the administration has replaced it with a much narrower program that limits the list of qualifying offenses and only lets the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency intervene after an illegal immigrant is convicted.
Many make bail and never return to court to face their charges, however.
'The presidents decision to suspend a program helping law enforcement identify and deport dangerous criminals from our country is indefensible,' Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said Friday, 'and his actions will only tie the hands of law enforcement officials trying to keep criminals off our streets and our communities safe.'
Obama, he said, 'has neither the will nor the leadership ability to do what presidents before him have done: work with Congress to achieve meaningful reforms. Instead, hes chosen to ignore the rule of law and launch another massive executive power grab that has grave security consequences for all Americans.'
Obama's decision could help the federal government prioritize its strained resources to focus on deporting 'felons, not families,' as Obama promised in a prime-time speech Thursday night.
'We're going to keep focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security,' he said.
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If it weren’t for the Daily Mail, we wouldn’t have a press in this nation. Cough cough...
What Executive Order?
Holy heck, we have to hear this from England?? Our communities are being made less safe. Illegals who kill, especially the very common form of losers who drive drunk, can post bail and hang around to kill again.
I hope all the families who’ve been harmed by illegals driving drunk will fight this.
If obama screamed to the world, including of course to terrorists, that our borders were openl come and hurt us, HOW WOULD THAT BE ANY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT HE HAS DONE?
When illegal aliens have killed over 100,000 US citizens, Obama’s actions are a threat to our families. Border states should join Texas in suing him, because we certainly can show the courts that his failure to deport felons has done harm to thousands of families who have been permanently harmed by these criminals.
Notice open border advocates ignore victims of illegal immigrants. If the GOP had any sense they would have high profile meetings with such victims and have them give the Sat GOP response to obama every Sat til 2016.
” If you’re a criminal, you’ll be deported. “
You just got GRUBERED !
I am being convinced that the GOPe doesn’t have a problem with this.
Yes, but the Republicans in Congress would have had their constituents to listen to, and Romney himself may have been hesitant to tick off the voters by granting amnesty as Obama did. As many here have pointed out, Romney will do whatever public opinion calls for.
OTOH, Obama did what he wanted to do, and doesn’t care what anyone on the other side (or his own) thinks of it.
You are doing it now, supporting the liberal that supports amnesty.
We do know what is happening now that Obama has been elected.
And I didn't support Romney. On the contrary, I spent plenty to get ABR nominated, but that didn't happen. In November 2012, it was either going to be Romney or Obama, and I wasn't going to make it easier for Obama to win.
Congress has two choices: Impeach Traitorobama or commit themselves to joining him in treason.
No it wasn't. It was going to be Obama.
Liberal Republicans don't get elected president anymore. They are a wasted vote besides being a vote for a liberal.
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