Skip to comments.Federal illegal immigration strategy shifting
Posted on 11/15/2012 7:07:25 PM PST by moonshinner_09
RALEIGH -- Federal officials are scaling back a program that enlists the aid of local police and sheriffs offices to identify people who are in the country illegally, in favor of a national program that uses fingerprints collected by the FBI.U.S. Immigrations Customs and Enforcement officials say the so-called 287(g) program that includes Wake County will continue at least until the end of the year. But ICE says the program is under review, and that it will no longer train local police under the program or give them the authority to question, investigate and arrest people they suspect are in the country illegally.
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See another related...Mexican ambassador says now is the time for immigration reform
By Khara Persad, Cronkite News Service
Published: November 15, 2012 at 9:20 am The Mexican ambassador to the United States said Wednesday that immigration reform is vital for relations between the two countries and that the time for reform is now.
Ive said it before I dont think theres as an important issue for the future wellbeing of our bilateral relationship than getting immigration reform right, Arturo Sarukhan said at a news conference in Washington.
I think the time is ripe, he said.
That comment was echoed later Wednesday by President Barack Obama, who said in an unrelated White House news conference that he is very confident that Washington can get immigration reform done in his second term.
It also comes as lawmakers on Capitol Hill are expressing a new willingness to deal with the issue.
Kyrsten Sinema, the incoming member of Congress from Arizonas 9th District, said Tuesday that the state is ready for a solution to immigration issues.
is Ground Zero for the fight on immigration, Sinema said. I hope that members of Congress are sincerely interested in working on a solution. http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2012/11/15/mexican-ambassador-says-now-is-the-time-for-immigration-reform/
When I was a municipal police officer in the 50’s the oath taken by city police said they were to uphold all laws - local, state and federal - and we did. What has changed??
Obama is what happened.He is watering down our laws.
That's pretty presumptuous - presuming they were asking for authority, or even needed it, to do their jobs.
This is my slightly educated conclusion. Obama is going to push through immigration reform. He will meet the arguments for border enforcement first by saying he is spending more money on CBP. He will give the illegals in the U.S. free passage by cutting ICE and curtailing their enforcement abilities through policies.
Big reward for all those illegal votes - instant citizenship, no questions asked.
Apparently Russia is not the only nation Obama is going to be “more flexible” with, now that the election is over...
“What has changed??”
The demographic composition of the country; Americans won’t breed anymore.
When is the treatment of American citizens in Mexico and their rights vs US treatment of Mexicans going to be an issue when we discuss amnesty ?
Ever hear of reciprocal aggrements ? These are arranged to protect the rights of American citizens working or living in other countries.
Why is it when it comes to citizens of other countries we are required to offer them the same privledges as we do to US citizens? But when it comes to US citizens who get in trouble or attempt to do business in other countries they do not get the same treatment their citizens get.
Americans cant own coast land in Mexico. And get no title to it elsewhere. If they run out of cash theyll get unceremoniously sent back or put in jail untill some relative comes up with the fresh. Thats just for starters as for granting them voting privledges yea lets give Mexican citizens that right when American citizens vote in their elections .