Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Newspeak Topic: Immigration

This is the objective of immigration enforcement efforts in the interior of the United States, according to Homeland Security spokesman, Brandon Alvarez-Montgomery:
"The goal is to prevent crime rather than simply to respond to it.”

Operationally, here’s what that means:
“ICE will assume custody of an alien 1) who has been convicted of a State, local or Federal offense only after being informed by the alien’s custodian that such alien has concluded service of any sentence of incarceration; 2) who has prior criminal convictions and when immigration detention is required by statute; and 3) when the ICE Detention and Removal Field Office Director or his designee decides on a case-by-case basis to assume custody of an alien who does not meet the above criteria.” (quoted from the new “standardized” 287g agreement with local police)

And, it means this as well:
“Through the Secure Communities Program, ICE works to identify criminal aliens in federal, state, and local custody—prioritizing the removal of convicted dangerous criminal aliens. (quoted from John Morton, head of ICE, before congress on June 11, 2009)

“ICE’s National Fugitive Operations Program (NFOP) also works to reduce the nation’s fugitive alien population with an emphasis on criminal aliens and aliens who pose a threat to national security and public safety. (Morton, ibid.)

Consistent with the Obama administration, what they say is exactly the opposite of what they mean. If they really wanted to “prevent crime” they would deport the individuals who have been arrested in local jails for bar fights and DUIs, rather than wait until they have committed violent felonies.

Speaking of DUIs, it has been proven time and again that about half the fatalities inflicted by illegal aliens are the result of DUI motor vehicle accidents. And yet, a DUI scarcely gets the attention of ICE agents. Several DUIs (eight or more) must be recorded on the rap sheet before an illegal alien is deemed deportable by ICE. So much for “preventing crime.”

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