Saturday, November 22, 2014

Give Us Your Drunk Drivers, Your Drug Dealers, Your Sex Abusers Yearning to Run Loose

It's a far cry for Emma Lazarus's "New Colossus", but it's all good; they'll vote straight Democrat: New DHS immigration rules: Drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, gun offenders not top deportation priorities
The Department of Homeland Security has just released new "Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants." Designed to fill in the details after President Obama's announcement that at least four million currently illegal immigrants will be given work permits, Social Security numbers and protection from deportation, the DHS guidelines are instructions for the nation's immigration and border security officers as they administer the president's directive.

The new priorities are striking. On the tough side, the president wants U.S. immigration authorities to go after terrorists, felons, and new illegal border crossers. On the not-so-tough side, the administration views convicted drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, and gun offenders as second-level enforcement priorities. An illegal immigrant could spend up to a year in prison for a violent crime and still not be a top removal priority for the Obama administration.
Are they telling us they hadn't been focusing on terrorists, felons and illegal border crossers (aren't they all illegal boarder crossers) to date, and are switching their focus to them? That's seems a little late?

The fact is, there has been essentially no meaningful enforcement on the border for years. Obama announcement of the various letters to agencies represents a solidification of the policy of doing nothing.

This is the new policy:
If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes – you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily...
I'll be curious to see how that registration goes.

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