ICE: Leave Immigration Enforcement to Feds

ICE: Leave Immigration Enforcement to Feds

POSTED: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 11:54am

UPDATED: Friday, July 23, 2010 - 12:26am

In a statement given to News Channel 9, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they do not want individual states to adopt immigration laws like Arizona's.

Here is the full statement:

"ICE will continue to enforce our nation's immigration laws in a smart, effective way. An inconsistent state-by-state approach to immigration enforcement is not viable and we are actively working with members of Congress from both parties to make necessary reforms to our immigration laws at the federal level. We will continue to work with our state and local law enforcement partners in Arizona and around the country to improve public safety. Enforcing our nation's immigration laws is primarily the responsibility of the federal government and we will continue to do so by focusing our efforts on those who have committed crimes and endanger our communities, on employers who knowingly hire illegal labor, and on combating transnational criminal organizations. "

Last week the director of I.C.E., John Morton, announced he didn't support Arizona's law. The Justice Department has recently challenged the law in federal court, saying that it interferes with the federal government's authority.

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"Leave immigration enforcement to feds" is the problem. Arizona, among other states, is fed up with our government not doing anything about the severe illegal alien problem. Period! Arizona is taking matters into its own hands and I don't blame them. If you want something done, you've got to do it yourself. Full speed ahead Arizona!

I firmly agree with the above posts. AZ is between a rock and a hard place. They have to protect their state as we must protect Texas.

Of course they don't want states to adobt Arizona's law. I.C.E. might have to do it's job. I agree with jimgreff. If the Feds had actually enforced immigration laws there would be no need for states to take on the challange. Go! Arizona! Hope Texas follows.

ICE, in my opinion, couldn't find their way out of a wet paper bag. There would be no need for Arizonas Immigration Law, if the ICE Agents knew how to collect the illegal aliens, instead of sitting on their dead asses only collecting a paycheck.
I'm being partially unfair here, in any's out leaders in Washington that lack guts to do anything about these illegal alien lawbreakers...they need to be voted out!!! Get someone in there with courage, not timidity and stupidity.

Also whats funny is ICE is suppose to find and deport illegal immigrants and is a supplement to border patrol among other things but yet they know when theres a protest of many illegal immigrants but because they don't bad P.R. they did nothing. So waste of budget to me.

Taken from their website:
Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO): ERO comprises the ICE offices that are primarily devoted to civil immigration enforcement, namely the Office of Detention and Removal Management and the Secure Communities program. This directorate ensures a coherent and consistent approach to civil immigration enforcement in a manner that prioritizes convicted criminals, fugitives and illegal re-entrants, and recent border violators.

ERO also oversees the agency's detention system, removal flight operations and efforts to locate aliens subject to criminal prosecution for illegal re-entry.

So what is this agency exactly having a problem since seems to me their the ones with egg on their face because they didn't do their job and a state had to pick of the slack.

Instead of the all the complaining and belly acing, What I cannot understand is why the Republicians do not join with the Democrats and come up with a plan for Immigartion Reform and all the other ills that ailment that is keeping this country back, This country will never get ahead with this kind of piss poor attitude, So much for being the home of the free and the land of the brave, The former past president Reagan , said was to tear down these walls and here we are building one, Amen.

It seems to me that AZ law is exactly that, check the status on those who have run crosswise to the law already, in addition to applying sanctions to employers who knowingly hire illegals. If the Federal Gov't had actually enforced immigration laws for many years, there would be no need for additional laws. ( See Operation Hold the Line under the tenure of Sylvetre Reyes, when he was BP sector chief in El Paso.)

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