Thursday, February 28, 2008

The chickens...

...have come home to roost.

More information today about our illegal alien up in Minnesota, and officials are pointing fingers. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seems to be a target.

Olga Marina Franco was a passenger in the same van that crashed when it was stopped back in January. The driver was stopped and did not have a license. Olga didn't produce any ID either, but used the Morales alias at that time.

The driver went to court on February 1, paid his fine, and walked away. Apparently that's how things are done up in Minnesota. Why? Conditioned response. The local police can call ICE and ICE won't come and get them.

Read it and weep:
Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher and Marshall Director of Public Safety Rob Yant said it’s not unusual for a driver cited for driving without a license to pay a fine, even if the person may be an illegal alien.“In the past when we have had small numbers of illegals (arrested) we’ve contacted the then-INS and now (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). ICE wasn’t willing to send someone from Sioux Falls, S.D., or Minneapolis,” Yant said. “Even when we’ve substantiated someone is undocumented they weren’t willing to come out.”So, “there is really no point” in holding someone in custody who is believed to illegal, Yant said. (From the Marshall Minnesota Independent, 2/28/08)

The article went on to explain that even if the alien admits it, Immigration has little interest in him.

So, we know for sure that four corpses will get the attention of ICE. And we know that admitting to a police officer that you are illegal will not. Somewhere in between is the criterion for beginning the deportation process.

But rest assured that Bush is cracking down on illegals to prove we are enforcing the laws.

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