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    Democrats Vote To Protect Criminal Illegal Aliens From Depor

    Democrats Vote To Protect Criminal Illegal Aliens From Deportation
    By Greg L | 24 June 2008 | National Politics, Prince William County | 18 Comments

    Frank Wolf once again stood up for localities that are trying to ensure that criminal illegal aliens are not set free after their sentences are completed in a vote on the appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security today. Unfortunately, Democrats decided that the Section 287(g) Program doesn’t deserve funding and gutted the program. If this is allowed to stand, at the beginning of the next fiscal year (October 1, 200 the program in place at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center that has resulted in the deportation of hundreds of convicted criminal illegal aliens will end, and these illegal aliens will be released back into our communities.

    That means that illegal aliens who have been convicted of murder, rape, child abuse, assault and gang participation will not be deported, but turned loose on our streets.

    Here’s NumbersUSA’s take on today’s debacle:

    Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee have effectively blocked state and local governments from enforcing immigration laws anywhere in the country.

    Here is how it happened:

    The DHS Appropriations bill, drafted by Rep. David Price (D-N.C.), took funding away from the 287(g) program, which enables state and local police to coordinate with federal authorities to enforce our immigration laws.

    Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), offered an amendment to restore the 287(g) funding to the DHS Appropriations bill.

    That amendment was defeated along party lines (All Republicans voted to restore the funding, all Democrats voted to gut the funding). It needs to be noted that Rep. Wolf stood up for Rep. Carter’s amendment and argued strenuously for it.

    Call Rep. Wolf and thank him for standing up for 287(g) funding.

    This partisan play by the Democrats on the Appropriations Committee is a terrible blow to immigration enforcement across the country.

    State and local police are badly needed to help overwhelmed federal immigration authorities apprehend and detain illegal aliens in the interior of our country. Illegal aliens currently outnumber federal immigration agents by 5,000 to one, and only 2,000 federal agents are active in enforcing the immigration laws in the interior of our country. Clearly, those numbers indicate that a limited number of federal agents are incapable of confronting the estimated 12-20 million illegal aliens currently inside our nation’s borders and would benefit from the assistance of the more than 600,000 state and local law enforcement officers nationwide who come into contact with illegal aliens every day.
    UPDATE: FAIR has more information this evening, which clarifies what happened today:

    This morning, Rep. David Price (D-NC), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security, presented the FY09 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to the House Appropriations Committee. According to Chairman Price’s earlier press release, the bill mandated that $800 million of the funds allocated to ICE be used to identify and remove criminal aliens in an effort to reprioritize ICE’s law enforcement activities. This spending requirement could restrict ICE’s ability to fund other enforcement priorities should the need arise. Additionally, the bill provided approximately $90.7 million for enforcement which is short of the President’s request of $93 million.

    To counter this move, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) offered an amendment that would shift from a non-enforcement area of the bill just $2.3 million specifically to help fund ICE’s worksite enforcement efforts. Earlier today, the House Appropriations Committee rejected Rep. Kingston’s amendment in a largely partisan vote.

    In support of his amendment, Rep. Kingston told the committee that:

    Workplace enforcement is important because employment is the driving force behind illegal immigration. The demand for fraudulent documents made by illegal aliens creates the thriving criminal enterprises that make them.

    ICE’s Worksite Enforcement arm plays a key role in fighting against illegal immigration and homeland security, promotes national security, protects critical infrastructure and ensures fair labor standards.

    Worksite Enforcement Investigations focus on employers involved in criminal activity or worker exploitation, including:

    alien smuggling, document fraud, human rights abuses and/or other criminal or substantive administrative immigration or customs violations;
    substandard or abusive working conditions;
    employers who utilize force, threat, or coercion, such as threats to have employees deported in order to keep the unauthorized alien workers from reporting the substandard wage or working conditions.

    The presence of illegal aliens at a business does not necessarily mean the employer is responsible. Developing sufficient evidence against employers can take years; therefore, ICE builds worksite investigations in stages.

    No industry, regardless of size, type or location, is exempt from complying with the law. These investigations often find that some of the employers are not paying a living wage, paying overtime, etc. ... #more-2517
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    Senior Member Dixie's Avatar
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    People need to vote those Democrats out of office.

    Senators can put this back in by amendment and so can a joint conference committee.

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