ICE agents rebel over Obama’s no-deportation program

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner
6/26/2012

As part of President Barack Obama’s “new immigration and deportation strategy,” all U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers must complete a training program that stresses removing high-risk offenders while at the same time forgoing the deportation of illegal aliens with clean records and strong ties to their communities, said the ICE officers’ union officials this week.

According to federal law enforcement officials, a majority of ICE’s commanding officers and prosecuting attorneys have completed the training seminar.

But the National ICE Council, which represents the agency’s more than 6,000 immigration officers, has not allowed its members to enroll in the new training program…

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UpdateJudge Napolitano: ‘Almost Inconceivable’ That Obama Can Carry AZ ‘After What He’s Done To Their Sovereignty’

…“The heart and soul of the statute which is, when the federal government is not doing its job, the states can stand in the shoes of the federal government,” Napolitano explained, “that’s been thrown out. And the Supreme Court said that, with respect to immigration, that can’t be done…

…“the Obama administration said two things which will profoundly frustrate her and the good people of Arizona. They said we’re not going to tell the police the immigration status of people whose status we are aware of, and we’re not going to take the human beings. We’re not going to accept people from the police in Arizona who have immigration problems unless they’re charged with a felony. So basically, what remains of the statute is just a gathering of statistics.”…

Update 2: Mark Levin: SCOTUS immigration decision clears way to sue sanctuary cities, states with in-state tuition

…Levin said if states can no longer set policies dealing with someone’s immigration status, then sanctuary cities or states may find themselves in hot water.

“If this case stands for the point that only the federal government has power in the area of immigration, then let me suggest that sanctuary cities and sanctuary states are unconstitutional because they exist to defy federal immigration law,” Levin said. “That’s number one. So folks out there that have standing, sue your cities, sue your states if they have declared themselves to be sanctuary cities or states because they do not have the constitutional authority to declare butkus. So turn this law against them.”

The same goes for states that offer in-state tuition at colleges for illegal aliens, Levin said…

 

In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wasted no time in putting together a video informing “undocumented” immigrants of their rights.  According to the ACLU’s Andre Segura: “No matter what state you live in, though, it is important to know we all have fundamental rights, even if you don’t have papers, and the Supreme Court did nothing to change that.”…

…Yesterday afternoon the administration announced that it was suspending existing agreements with the Arizona police, and issued a directive telling federal authorities at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may get from Arizona police. “We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities,” one official, speaking on the condition he not be named, told the Washington Times. Furthermore, DHS pulled back on a program known as as 287(g) that allows federal officials to deputize local officials for the purposes of making immigration-related arrests. A DHS official told Fox News the Obama administration has decided those agreements are “not useful.” And not just in Arizona. States that have enacted laws similar to Arizona’s will be getting the same treatment…

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