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
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?
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
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”
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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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
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
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
ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) posted a news release on April 30, 2012 that reported on the arrest of 13 criminal aliens in the Boston area. These arrests were made under the aegis of “Operation Threats Against the Community” that began on April 26, 2012. According to the news release, all but 2 of . . . → Read More: ICE arrests 13 during enforcement operation targeting convicted criminal aliens in the Boston-area
The primary goals of our nation’s immigration laws can be distilled down into six words: “Save American lives and American jobs.”
Incredibly, there is a long list of politicians and high ranking government officials on all levels of our government who actually oppose the effective enforcement of those laws and are willing to trivialize . . . → Read More: ICE HSI and PGPD arrest Maryland man wanted for 30-year-old murder in Texas
On March 16, 2012 ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) issued a news release entitled “New York man pleads guilty to weapons and aggravated ID theft charges,” heralding the successful prosecution of Ray Anthony Anderson, an illegal alien from Jamaica.
Anderson pleaded guilty to a number of charges including possession of two high-powered weapons, a . . . → Read More: New York man pleads guilty to weapons and aggravated ID theft charges
An ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) news release dated March 20, 2012 reported on the importance of the close working relationship that has been established between personnel of the HSI (Homeland Security Investigations) division of ICE, with law enforcement authorities of both the government of Israel and representatives of the Palestinian Authority.
Here is . . . → Read More: International partnerships are key to fighting transnational crime