June 19, 2007

Criminal Illegal Immigrants Reported, But Not Deported

"Reports to ICE soar, expulsions don't"

Gee, there's a shocker:
"Law-enforcement officials harbor doubts that their enhanced reporting of suspected illegal immigrants in criminal cases has led to any increase in deportations by the federal government."
Yet another job those picky, lazy Americans won't do.

This law was touted by Colorado's Democrats as among the "toughest" immigration policies "in the nation". Another broken promise--all hype, no follow through--and Democrats knew that before the bill passed.

This is why enforcement-first Americans don't buy the what Senators like Ted Kennedy, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mel Martinez (or even President Bush) are shoveling:
Police agencies in Colorado turned over the names of at least 15,000 suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities during the second half of last year.

Their offenses ranged from minor infractions to first-degree felonies but each referral was in compliance with a new state law designed to get tough on illegal immigration.

Law enforcement officials, however, debate whether the new law is having its intended effect.

They said they doubt the enhanced reporting has led to any more deportations of criminal illegal immigrants.

"I still sense that there is simply no infrastructure in the federal system in place to actually do anything with these undocumented aliens beyond the occasional, token deportations," said Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates.

The law, enacted by the legislature in 2006 as part of a statewide crackdown on illegal immigration, required all cities and counties to report any suspected illegal immigrants arrested or cited for crimes to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.
And these are the illegal aliens arrested for committing crimes. If the Feds won't do anything about illegal immigrants who flagrantly break the law (aside from being here illegally), how can we expect them to do more if and when a new shamnesty bill is passed?

Do the politics think we are simply gonna trust them (wink wink, nudge nudge)?

For more on shamnesty, visit Michelle Malkin, Freedom Folks, and Lonewacko.

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