White House Task Force Recommends Scrapping FBI’s Immigration Violator Database

fbiPresident Obama has less than two years left in office. Having spent the previous six years eviscerating any semblance of immigration enforcement, he is now setting his sights on making sure than no future administration will be able to undo the damage he has wrought. Call it the Obama scorched earth immigration policy.

On March 2, the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing issued a report recommending that the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) scrap its database of most immigration violators. If that recommendation is acted upon, it would mean that should any future administration decide that it actually wants to enforce our immigration laws it will basically have to start from scratch.

The immigration violator database is used by local police to determine if someone they encounter during a traffic or other lawful stop has an outstanding removal order, has been previously deported with a felony conviction, or other immigration violations. The task force also recommended that, “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security should terminate the use of the state and local criminal justice system, including through detention, notification and transfer requests, to enforce civil immigration laws against civil and non-serious criminal offenders.” Put simply: all local cooperation in immigration enforcement should cease.

The logic of the task force’s recommendations is completely consistent with the administration’s non-enforcement policies. You can’t deport people if you can’t detain them, and you can’t detain them if there’s no database which identifies them as immigration law violators.

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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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    this is not the first president to decide he knows best when it comes to imigration. its time for the congress to pass a law taking away that ability from any president and PUT A STOP TO ALL THIS CRAP.

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    I have been speaking my mind for three or four years. My most recent thoughts brought a visit from Four Secret Servic Agents to my home early on the morning of December 9, 2014. Why they came was no secret. I had been and continue to send Faxes, letters, Phone Calls, emails and messages on congressional member’s reply forms with this basic message: Barack Obama and his coconspirators, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, John Kerry, Jeh Johnson, Lois Lerner,’Hanoi Jane’ Fonda and others are guilty of violation of Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution and/or violation of Article 104 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, I suggested that all those who were indictable be indicted, charged with treason or for giving Aid and Comfort to the enemy.
    [Dr. Davis, we have redacted some of your comment for content and removed duplicate comments. – ed].

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      David Westall II on

      I agree 100%! We need to add the RINO House Speaker to the list. No way the DHS spending should have
      been approved without defunding Obama’s Amnesty. Actually the whole DHS apparatus is nul and void for the reason it was set up. They have declared their primary target is now radical Right wing American’s! Not Jihadist,
      not terrorist, Illegals, not drug cartels. Just Conservative Americans who want the Constitution of America enforced!

      Regretfully, what we need to have happen is a Military Coup or American Revolution II with a short term Tribunal running the Country. That is the only way we will be able to rid the Country of the infestation of Communist, Progressives, Corrupt Politicians at every level, Judges not following the Constitution, All the illegal Federal Agencies, Corrupt Agency leadership ( Like FDA) and the Corrupt Corporate heads that feed them money to approve products that are deadly to Americans or create regulations that are State’s Rights, not Federal rights.

      Without the above happening, no amount of letter/fax writing or General elections will ever make progress at
      turning us back to a strong Republic with a Strong “enforced” Constitution and Bill of Rights. Our Country has lost its way and will be a 3rd world Country by the end of Obama;s legal term. I wouldn’t put it past him to try and raise the ISIS Flag over the White House and declare himself King Obama of the Western Islamic State!

      God Bless America! Please.

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    This fool is indeed a Dictator of the worst kind, he needs to retain his legacy of illegality and lawlessness….what a truly slimy piece of garbage.

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    President Obama and his administration are the enemy of the American people! How obvious does it have to be and how bizarre do things have to become before Congress does something about this treasonous president? This man is totally destroying the Constitution and the rule of law! Everything he does puts Americans and our country in danger.

    I don’t understand how this continues to get worse and worse. Where is our system of checks and balances to bounce this guy out of office? People that agree with his tactics are unpatriotic.

    Wake up people!

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    This is a perfect case of discrimination. Either keep the data on foreign nationals, or destroy all data concerning foreign nationals AND American citizens the F.B.I. has in its possession.

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      We Already Have the Terms Immigration Reform and Illegal Immigrants

      Replacing amnesty and illegal aliens; next the law abiding legal citizens will be labeled the security problems [even terrorists] in our country?

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        Daniel from TN on

        Many US citizens have already been declared potential terrorists. ALL military veterans are considered potential terrorists by the obama administration. Others are evangelical Christians, anyone who has openly stated they believe in the Constitution, Conservative groups, and anyone who states they support Israel. These groups compromise about 90% of the population.
        However, illegal aliens are considered to be safe, friendly people.
        Only in Amerika !!!

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    The Justice dept has found systematic discrimination in Ferguson Missouri and CNN is shocked, just shocked, that blacks have been arrested at rates above their 67% of the population in that town. Never mind that it’s a fact blacks commit more crimes. Possibly it’s income levels but still a fact. Of course, CNN is one of the media outlets that spent months promoting the hands up don’t shoot myth that was disproved by the forensic evidence. But that still does not stop these same reporters from repeating the same old .lies.

    We have an administration that does not believe in the law. Or they don’t believe in it for minorities. This dust up about the Israeli prime minister’s speech ignores the main issue that this president no doubt sees Israel as an oppressor. Just a couple weeks ago he tried to explain the crimes of ISIS by saying we have to understand Muslim attitudes about colonialism and the Crusades. [700 years ago]. Never mind that Hamas has spent billions in foreign aid to dig attack tunnels into Israel instead of building schools.

    He went out of his way in his book to quote the Rev. Wright as saying white greed runs a world in need. Obviously his world view is that white western governments have achieved what they have only by oppression of minorities. Never mind that we are open societies where Muslims have far more freedom to worship than they do in their home countries. Leave the church you were born in in this country and people yawn. Leave Islam in a Muslim country and you have all but signed your death warrant.