Thursday, July 12, 2012
ICE CHIEF: AZ IMMIGRATION PROGRAM ‘NOT A GOOD USE’ OF TAX DOLLARS
CNSNews.com reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton announced Tuesday that the Obama administration’s recent decision to terminate its standing immigration-law enforcement agreements with Arizona was because the programs had not been “a good use of taxpayer sources” when asked about the political timing of the suspension.
Morton would have us believe that the termination of the 287(g) program partnering ICE and state and local law enforcement forces to enforce immigration laws had nothing to do with the Supreme Court’s June 25 ruling upholding Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law even though the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) suspended its cooperation with hours of the decision!
House Homeland Security subcommittee on border and maritime security, vice-chairman Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.)questioned Morton:
“The timing is extraordinarily curious,” he noted. “If the task force were not actually operating in the manner that you would have liked or the DHS would have liked, wouldn’t it have been a little bit sooner or maybe even a little bit later? But within hours of the Supreme Court ruling – that’s a very interesting timeline.”
Quayle also asked Morton why the administration appeared to be selective in taking legal action when it came to immigration law enforcement, citing the case of Cook County in Illinois where Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his plan to prevent law enforcement from reporting illegal immigrants even if jailed in misdemeanor and felony cases.
ROMNEY TELLS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO JOIN OUR MILITARY OR GO HOME
Andrea Saul, the campaign press secretary for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s went on the record in an e-mail saying it is Romney’s policy that “young” illegal immigrants who join the U.S. military should be able to remain in the United States and attain legal permanent residency status, but that all illegal immigrants not doing so must return to their countries of origin.
Saul’s July 6th e-mail to CNSNews.com:
“Governor Romney wants to protect and strengthen legal immigration by ending illegal immigration in a civil and resolute manner. While President Obama has broken his promise and failed to offer any plan on immigration reform during his years in office, Governor Romney has announced a strategy for bipartisan and long-term immigration reform.That strategy included specific proposals to secure our borders, discourage illegal immigration, and fix our nation’s broken immigration system so that it serves the needs of our economy. Governor Romney believes that young illegal immigrants brought here as children should have the chance to become permanent residents if they serve honorably in the U.S. military. And illegal immigrants should be able to register and get in line with other applicants.”