Tuesday, December 09, 2014
"Obama ENDS program that deported 283,000 criminal aliens"
How can anyone (except the bad guys) believe this is a good idea?...
This story and more was posted by David Martosko on the U.K. Daily Mail website. It's sad that it's not a headline in American media outlets:
"Along with his more sensationalized executive order granting some illegal immigrants a chance to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, President Barack Obama quietly ended a controversial program on Thursday that had deported 283,000 of them after they were arrested for crimes other than border-crossing.
The Secure Communities program has been in place in limited form since 2006, and expanded nationwide in 2008. It allowed local law enforcement to hold arrestees and convicts 48 hours after they were officially bailed or released, if they were in the county illegally, so federal agents could pick them up and start immigration proceedings.
Instead, the administration has replaced it with a much narrower program that limits the list of qualifying offenses and only lets the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency intervene after an illegal immigrant is convicted.
Many make bail and never return to court to face their charges, however."