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U.S. plans to check immigration status of people in local jails
Washington Post ^ | 5.18.2009 | Spencer S. Hsu

Posted on 05/19/2009 11:41:05 AM PDT by wolfcreek

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expanding a program initiated by President George W. Bush aimed at checking the immigration status of virtually every person booked into local jails.

In four years, the measure could result in a tenfold increase in deportation proceedings against illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes, according to current and former U.S. officials.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegals; immigrantlist; jails; obama
This one just make ya wanna go ....Hmmm?
1 posted on 05/19/2009 11:41:06 AM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: SwinneySwitch; AuntB

Ping!


2 posted on 05/19/2009 11:42:05 AM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: wolfcreek
LOL ... really? You mean you actually believe the jive talking?
3 posted on 05/19/2009 11:42:38 AM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: wolfcreek
Never going to happen in a sanctuary city's.
4 posted on 05/19/2009 11:42:51 AM PDT by edcoil (IF CA rolls pollution standards back to 1990 levels, lets roll CA spending back as well.)
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To: wolfcreek

deportation hearings, my left foot! It’s to expand the census.


5 posted on 05/19/2009 11:43:25 AM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: wolfcreek

>>This one just make ya wanna go ....Hmmm? <<

Almost too good to be true.


6 posted on 05/19/2009 11:44:07 AM PDT by gondramB
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To: wolfcreek
Probably, to interview them and see if they have been “harassed” or treated poorly. So Obama can give them citizenship and file civil rights lawsuits against law enforcement
7 posted on 05/19/2009 11:45:32 AM PDT by apillar
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To: EDINVA

Yeah, you’re probably right. And all the “undocumented criminals” they find will be re-classified as “refugees”.


8 posted on 05/19/2009 11:46:37 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: wolfcreek

Pretty transparent to me. Obama is going to try to get an amnesty later this year. He has to be able to point to efforts to increase security and crackdown on criminal aliens. More propaganda as the amnesty planning begins.


9 posted on 05/19/2009 11:48:34 AM PDT by kabar
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To: wolfcreek

So they can quickly give them “get out of jail free” cards. Of course they’ll simply return to the streets and do more crimes.


10 posted on 05/19/2009 11:51:33 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: wolfcreek

I guess they need to weed out the convicts before shoving 20 million more Democratic voters down the GOP’s throat.


11 posted on 05/19/2009 11:57:26 AM PDT by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: wolfcreek

What a bargain, I think they could do this for about $793 million, prolly cost $700-800 per inmate. Then again, there are all those pencils they’d have to buy, but those could be bought in bulk.

Keep in mind, this is to *check* their immig status. Nobody is talking about actually *doing* anything about whatever it is they find.

For that, they’d need about $2.3 billion and maybe 60K new government employees to conduct extensive hearings.

Then, they would send each illegal home in a gas guzzling, doomed SUV. There’s $200-$300 in gas and en-route McDonald’s cheeseburgers.

I think this could be done for about $3 billion hard costs and an annual payroll increment of about $5.5 billion.


12 posted on 05/19/2009 11:58:05 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: edcoil
The article I read in the Austin (sanctuary) Texas paper said there was still an ICE deck at the Travis county jail.

The non-natives are a bit pissed.

13 posted on 05/19/2009 11:59:26 AM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: wolfcreek

Believe it when I see it ping.


14 posted on 05/19/2009 12:03:05 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: Tarpon
I'd rather they serve their sentences in our jails than deport them and have them come right back.

Man, the propaganda is thick out there.

15 posted on 05/19/2009 12:03:54 PM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: wolfcreek

Why not check ‘em at the border, saves the cost for the middle man.


16 posted on 05/19/2009 12:05:47 PM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: edcoil

Yep.

My county Sheriff catches about five a week and hands ‘em right over to ICE.

Too bad he’s retiring next year......


17 posted on 05/19/2009 12:07:49 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: kabar

dittos ... you nailed it.

Seal the border.


18 posted on 05/19/2009 12:09:19 PM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: apillar

“Probably, to interview them and see if they have been “harassed” or treated poorly. So Obama can give them citizenship and file civil rights lawsuits against law enforcement “

Likely.


20 posted on 05/19/2009 12:12:36 PM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: kabar

You may be right on that.
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The way it’s SUPPOSED to work is that the guys from ICE look through the records of alien (i.e., non-citizen) inmates.

Conviction for certain crimes constitutes a basis for removal (deportation) from the US. If one of the aliens in custody has been convicted of such a crime (and there is a wide range), then the usual procedure is for ICE to put a “detainer” on the inmate, and the moment he finishes his sentence, ICE picks him up and puts him in immigration custody.

The alien may be able to post a bond and be released and then go before an Immigration Judge in the nearest big city, OR - depending on the conviction in question, and it could be for his most recent offense or one that occurred at any time - he is not allowed to post bond, and he stays in ICE custody while his removal case is pending before an Immigration Judge who holds court at that same facility. (Lancaster, CA, in the Antelope Valley is the closest one to where I’m sitting now).

Again, that’s how it’s supposed to work.


21 posted on 05/19/2009 12:13:57 PM PDT by eddiespaghetti ( (with the meatball eyes))
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


22 posted on 05/19/2009 12:24:48 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: wolfcreek

actually it makes me wanna go ... yawn. this is something that should have been done long ago and is probably not being done thoroughly enough to make a difference. besides, until the border is secure the ones that have been thrown out will just come back.


23 posted on 05/19/2009 12:26:20 PM PDT by madamemayhem (what would john wayne do?)
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To: apillar


"Hey, just another refugee trying to make his way in the world, 'meng. I gots my rights!"
24 posted on 05/19/2009 12:27:01 PM PDT by ketelone
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To: ketelone

Another “fine, upstanding young man” who has been misunderstood...”he jus’ wont a better lif in Merca...”


25 posted on 05/19/2009 12:34:09 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: wolfcreek

LOL, jorge did it so he could get them their welfare benefits. I doubt this will be ant different. SAC OFF


26 posted on 05/19/2009 12:46:24 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Boonie

Somebody will wine over that one!! LOL


27 posted on 05/19/2009 12:48:42 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: wolfcreek

I think it will be good to get a handle on what percentage of jailed criminals are here illegally. Numbers now, at best, are guesses.


28 posted on 05/19/2009 12:50:22 PM PDT by samson1097
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To: wolfcreek
U.S. plans to check immigration status of people in local jails

How about checking every Home Depot's parking lot.

Also perhaps every drunk pissing in a Quickie Mart parking lot at 10am in the morning.

29 posted on 05/19/2009 12:52:42 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: eddiespaghetti
Many local communities have sought 287 [g] authority so that they can look at the immigration status of any one they pick up. The Dems have tried to restrict its use and limit it to just those in jail on felony charges. Lately, ICE has been dragging its feet on granting and traing local law enforcement using the 287[g] program. The cite lack of money and personnel. And the only way the local law enforcement officials can get access to the ICE database is to have the training.

The ACLU and others have tried to block 287 [g] citing profiling and discrimination. It works in terms of stemming crimes and forcing the illegals to move. The success has been well-documented in Prince William County, Virginia.

30 posted on 05/19/2009 12:59:11 PM PDT by kabar
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To: AuntB; Tarpon; edcoil; gubamyster; SwinneySwitch; All

BTW: This procedure only effects illegals with previously recorded fingerprints.


31 posted on 05/19/2009 1:10:03 PM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: wolfcreek

Tell me you don’t think they are actually going to do anything.

It’s all prelude to AMNESTY.


32 posted on 05/19/2009 1:11:13 PM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: Tarpon
NOPE!

Pretty much everything put forward by the Obama admin is deceptive. (as, in this case, it was with Bush)

33 posted on 05/19/2009 1:16:43 PM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: wolfcreek

Yeah, Bush wasn’t so up front when it came to illegals either. That was the last straw for me with Bush.

It’s all window dressing for the sheep to be fed by the Pravda media. You watch, tonight they will all be talking crack down on illegal criminals.


34 posted on 05/19/2009 1:22:46 PM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: Tarpon

“You watch, tonight they will all be talking crack down on illegal criminals.”

And all the OBL, pro-illegal groups will scream bloody murder in unison. Just like they planned.


35 posted on 05/19/2009 1:32:10 PM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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