Latest Administration Move Makes It Clear they Won’t Enforce Immigration Laws

Last week – late on the Friday afternoon before Christmas, when no one is paying attention – the Obama administration announced that it would no longer take custody of deportable aliens who have been arrested by local police for what the administration considers “minor” offenses. In an appearance on Fox News, I point out that (if it wasn’t already clear to everyone) any legislation that trades amnesty for future enforcement will not be worth the paper it’s printed on. The president will simply ignore new immigration enforcement laws, just as he is ignoring the ones we already have.

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    Isn’t it time we focused on exposing all our politicians that cater to illegals at the cost of our citizens? Here is what we put together for Md. I’m sure there are others.. These Maryland politicians have a failing grade on immigration.. They have no problem giving our jobs, money and benefits to non citizens.
    $2 billion tax $$ a year we pay to non citizens. Vote them out. “it is ok to swing vote and vote the person not their affiliation”

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    Project Manager Guy on

    All the warnings about overpopulation is just a bunch of hot air from FAIR and other restrictionist groups. There are many areas of the country that are undeveloped and not built out yet.

    The economy is underperforming because the native born workforce is not producing.

    There are too many restrictions on the H-1B, and other guestworker visas and green cards too.

    Tom Donahue, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is right when he says that immigration restrictionists are as dumb as a box of rocks!

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      Good one chief. Do those “undeveloped” areas include substantial areas of the west where rainfall is frequently below 20 inches a year? The midwest where the water table that took millions of years to fill is now down hundreds of feet in fifty years? A lot of the southwest takes water from the Colorado which is so overdrawn that it’s reduced to a bare trickle of what it formerly was. How much will it cost to bring in water to those areas you insist are ripe for development. Southern California is building desalinization plants to deal with their water shortages, which have been exacerbated by immigration driven population growth. The problem is that desalinization is much more expensive than water from wells or rivers. With no immigration the population of California would stabilize and there would be no need to build the hugely expensive infrastructure like schools, highways, utilities and all the other things a growing population requires. Looking at your name tag, you’re just another shill for cheap labor while the taxpayers pick up every other cost.

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    The Youth Y Generation I Talk To Call It the Same Thing I Do

    The foreign corporations have Fascist Control of America’s immigration law enforcements now; they are destroying the Y Generations’ future hope too. They essentially pick our major politician candidates from both open border parties now too.

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    It is time to bring the troops home and use them to seal our borders. Instead of sending illegals back to Mexico, send them to Libya or Egypt or maybe even Iran…

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    What I laugh out is the left pretending that all right wingers are against illegal immigantion. Luis has his allliance with the Jeff Flakes. The Republicans too are pushing for Utah and proposed Texas guesworker programs but all we here is the right is against illegal immirgaotn.

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    A minor offense like a traffic ticket, but of course, you cant drive in the US if you are illegal, so the charge is really driving without a license. We all know motor vehicles are weapons. So operating a vehicle in the US as an illegal strikes me as very very very serious.

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    Mass Immigration Is Not Sustainable on

    An amnesty is forever. Enforcement is an empty promise that will take forever to ramp up and ultimately simply ignored by the executive branch. And, of course, it can be watered down (or repealed) at any time. Which will be attempted by Luis Gutierrez, the CHC, cheap labor Republicans, etc. before the ink is even dry. In other words, all the people who pushed the CIR but were never really for the enforcement part. Luis is a big supporter of Cook County sanctuary policy, He called Homeland Security (ICE) “Gestapo”, and we’re supposed to take him seriously on CIR enforcement. And you can bet your life lawsuits from the ACLU & ethnic group legal organizations will be filed before the enforcement is ever implemented, just like with the Arizona law.

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    Not a surprise since Celia Munoz, a former official at La Raza, is the director of White House affairs. Anyone who thinks she will support any kind of enforcement is beyond naive. There is only going to be one way to get illegals to leave a state and that is with e verify mandatory for every job. Since most states won’t pass it, even when the politicians run on it, it will have to come by putting it on the ballot by citizen petition, which about half the states have. Once it’s passed, the only way it could be removed was the voters removing it. Let the states that want to be sanctuary states take all the illegals from elsewhere. See how fast they get tired of that.