Today's Illegal Immigration News
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
SHERIFF JOE TO APPEAL DOJ DECISION
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed this past Friday to appeal the Dec. 23 ruling by a judge that alleged the sheriff’s deputies racially profiled Latinos in immigration patrols. Sheriff Joe, known for his crackdown on illegal immigration, is up for re-election this fall despite the Obama administration’s relentless attacks and attempts to diminish his accomplishments in curbing illegal immigration in Maricopa County, America’s most popular thoroughfare for human-, drug- and weapons-trafficking. Lawyers pushing the lawsuit also won class-action status which allows other Hispanics to join the fight against Sheriff Joe if they have been detained or questioned by Apraio’s deputies since January 2007.
U.S. BORDER PATROL TO OVERHAUL ITS REVOLVING-DOOR POLICY
In a move to staunch the negative press, the U.S. Border Patrol will begin overhauling its method of ‘punishing’ illegal immigrants caught in the act of crossing the border, which up until this month simply involved sending illegal immigrants back to Mexico without any punishment – free to try and cross again within the next few hours if so inclined.
The agency claims that its enormous growth, in terms of staff and technology, has made it capable of slowing down illegal immigration at the border and able to better handle those still attempting to cross. As part of its new campaign to stop the revolving-door policy, the agency will implement the “Consequence Delivery System” which divides border crossers into five categories, ranging from first-time offenders to people with criminal records.
Punishments vary by region and which category a person lands in with the common goal of cutting the illegal immigrants off from the coyote who helped them cross the border making it harder to simply meet up and cross again in the very near future, buying more time for federal agents. Children and the medically ill will still get a free pass by being turned around at the nearest border crossing.