This is tantamount to a judge refusing to render a verdict or a McDonald's employee refusing to take your order. ICE has no other real function than to protect our borders and it appears that are refusing to do just that.
Fox News reports the following:
A top Department of Homeland Security official reportedly said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities.I'm curious how any federal agency can refuse to do that which it was enacted, and funded by taxpayers, to do?
John Morton, assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, made the comment during a meeting on Wednesday with the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune, the newspaper reports.
"I don't think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution," Morton told the newspaper.
The best way to reduce illegal immigration is through a comprehensive federal approach, he said, and not a patchwork of state laws.
The problem is that the federal government is too busy pandering to illegal immigrants to take enforcement action against them. Had the federal government been doing their job Arizona's law would have been unnecessary.
The protests pale in comparison to the popular support for the law; a fact which seems to escape the Obama administration. Elections have results but so does the systemic and egregious disregard of voter will.
Immigrant rights' supporters around the country took to the streets on May 1 to protest Arizona's new immigration law which seeks to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants. Take a look at the massive protests.
Federal law criminalizes being in the country illegally; Arizona's law mirrors federal. The Arizona law simply allows local law enforcement to enforce what is already federal law. If Obama sycophants find the Arizona law objectionable they should take a closer look at the federal law upon which it is based.
The law, which criminalizes being in the state illegally and requires authorities to check suspects for immigration status, is not "good government," Morton said.
The outrage against this law is nothing more than political demagoguery at its worst.
In response to Morton's comments, DHS officials said President Obama has ordered the Department of Justice to examine the civil rights and other implications of the law.
The results of the "examination" will be predictable. Arizona lawmakers went through great pains to ensure that the law is constitutional. They even tweaked the language to ensure that there were no ambiguities in the law for opponents to carp over. The law will be found constitutional and Obama and his sycophants will explore administrative avenues to subvert the will of Arizona and her voters.
Meanwhile our borders remain porous and unprotected. It is simply a matter of time before we are made to pay for that fact with the blood of our citizens.