“Let them eat cake” has been replaced by “Jobs Americans won’t do!”

The four word phrase, “Let them eat cake” is often attributed to 18th Century French Queen Marie Antoinette, purportedly in response to being told that the peasants of France had no bread to eat.  It is likely that the quote was never uttered by that member of French aristocracy in the days before the . . . → Read More: “Let them eat cake” has been replaced by “Jobs Americans won’t do!”

Sixteen indicted in Houston-area drug, alien smuggling organization

On October 17, 2012, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) posted a news release on its website that bore the headline that serves as the title for this commentary.

Here is a quote from the news release that provides an overview of the successful investigation:

The two-year investigation resulted in the return of two sealed . . . → Read More: Sixteen indicted in Houston-area drug, alien smuggling organization

ICE deports Polish fugitive wanted for manslaughter

On September 20, 2012 ICE’s Chicago office issued a press release that heralded the deportation of a Dariusz Wietocha, a 43 year old citizen of Poland back to his native country so that he could be prosecuted for allegedly violating motor vehicles that resulted in two pedestrians being struck by the vehicle he was . . . → Read More: ICE deports Polish fugitive wanted for manslaughter

Secure Communities Vital to Californians’ Safety; TRUST Act More Alien Pandering

In late August, the California Assembly passed AB 1081, better known as the TRUST Act. If implemented, AB 1081 would gut the Department of Homeland Security’s Secure Communities program. Assemblyman Tom Ammino spouted the usual false and disingenuous reasons why the TRUST Act is in every California residents best interests when, in fact, it . . . → Read More: Secure Communities Vital to Californians’ Safety; TRUST Act More Alien Pandering

It’s A Whole New Ballgame; Napolitano, ICE Sued over Prosecutorial Discretion

Since June 2011, when Immigration Customs and Enforcement Director John Morton issued his first prosecutorial discretion memo which announced that ICE priorities would shift away from deporting non-criminal aliens, outraged Americans have wondered who would step forward to fight for us.

In the intervening year, President Obama upped the ante when his executive order . . . → Read More: It’s A Whole New Ballgame; Napolitano, ICE Sued over Prosecutorial Discretion

What have we come to?

The administration’s new policy of using “prosecutorial discretion” leaves ICE agents between a rock and a hard place.  As law enforcement officials, they have taken an oath to enforce the law.  As it stands, the laws on the books state that illegal aliens are to be arrested.  However, recently, an ICE agent faces suspension . . . → Read More: What have we come to?

Immigration policy in real life

President Obama’s new policy to allow “prosecutorial discretion” in immigration policy may sound reasonable to compassionate ears. However, as is often true, when the policy is brought to fruition, the implications are often disastrous.

What is Secure Communities?

It is an already-existing federal information-sharing partnership between ICE and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) . . . → Read More: Immigration policy in real life

“ICE Agent Suspended for Arresting Illegal Alien”

Generally people get into trouble on their jobs when they refuse to do what they are paid to do.  However, on August 2, 2012 Fox News ran a story titled “ICE Agent Faces Suspension For Arresting Illegal Alien.” Here we have the incredible story about an employee of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) who . . . → Read More: “ICE Agent Suspended for Arresting Illegal Alien”

“ICE arrests 44 during 5-day operation targeting criminal aliens, immigration fugitives in Chicago area”

Based on an ICE news release from July 20, 2012, it would appear that the removal of any criminal from the streets of our cities and towns is a worthwhile achievement.  However, it is important to look beyond the headline; ““ICE arrests 44 during 5-day operation targeting criminal aliens, immigration fugitives in Chicago area”

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Unintended Consequences of Obama’s Prosecutorial Deception

For the past two weeks politicians, the media, pundits and others have attempted to provide their perspectives on the travesty that President Obama foisted on us on Friday, June 15th when he announced that he would, in essence, provide employment authorization to, in his estimate, 800,000 illegal aliens he said were sometimes referred to . . . → Read More: Unintended Consequences of Obama’s Prosecutorial Deception

ICE deports Los Angeles-area gang member wanted for murder in El Salvador

An ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) news release from May 24, 2012 reported on the arrest and formal deportation (removal) of Tarsis Dodamin Quintero–Sanchez, an illegal alien from El Salvador who was wanted in his native country for the murder of Oscar Oswaldo Reyes-Alvarado.  A warrant for Quintero-Sanchez was issued by law enforcement authorities . . . → Read More: ICE deports Los Angeles-area gang member wanted for murder in El Salvador

HSI Arizona special agents honored by DOJ for assisting crime victims

According to an  ICE news release issued in Phoenix, Arizona on April 27, 2012, personnel of HSI (Homeland Security Investigations, a division of ICE) were lauded by the Department of Justice for their dedicated work to assist crime victims in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

The fact that a federal agency has created a sub-agency . . . → Read More: HSI Arizona special agents honored by DOJ for assisting crime victims

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