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June 26, 2012

Obama White House to Arizona – Drop Dead

Obama Suspends ICE Cooperation With Arizona Law Enforcement After SCOTUS Ruling Allows Police To Check Immigration Status…

The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.

Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.

“We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities,” one official said in a telephone briefing.

On Monday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency suspended the federal program known as 287(g) for Arizona, which allows local law enforcement to investigate a suspect’s immigration status after an arrest had been made for any offense. The program has been highly effective in identifying criminal aliens at the local level.

The decision came only hours after the U.S. Supreme Court announced their decision to let stand the portion of Arizona’s immigration law which requires local law enforcement during routine stops to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect is here illegally.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, 287 (g) agreements are “not useful” in states that have enacted SB1070-type laws.

So, even if local law enforcement arrests an illegal alien, their requests to ICE are likely to fall upon deaf ears and the suspect will simply be released.

Wild Thing's comment..........

On 9-11 terrorists declared war on our county ON OUR SOIL.

Obama since he was elected has declared war on our country from within and from within our White House.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 26, 2012 04:55 AM


What an arrogant SOB, this President is.

He swore to uphold the Constitution, yet for 3 1/2 years he has circumvented, ignored and downright gone against so many of its provisions.

This action as a result of the SCOTUS decision should come as no surprise.

Does he actually think that the Arizona Law enforcemnet agencies are going to cut back on the enforcement of the Law?

To be sure, the lack of access to the data base, mkes it more difficult, but not impossible.

I like the reaction of one Arizona sherriff. When asked about Obama's action, he said that they would simply arrest the illegals and then transport them to the Federal headquarters for processing.

Got to love those AZ Law Enforcement guys.

Posted by: Sean at June 26, 2012 10:20 AM