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    New ICE policy narrows deportation pool

    New ICE policy narrows deportation pool


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    In this March 30, 2012 photo, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent waits with other agents outside of the home of a suspect before dawn as part of a nationwide immigration sweep in San Diego. Federal officials say they arrested more than 3,100 immigrants convicted of serious crimes and fugitives in a six-day nationwide sweep. Officials at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say the sweep included every state and involved more than 1,900 of the agency’s officers and agents. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    December 21, 2012 1:44 pm • Elizabeth Aguilera

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton released a new deportation policy Friday that focuses exclusively on those with serious criminal convictions.

    One of the major changes in the guidance for agents is that it "restricts the use of detainers against individuals arrested for minor misdemeanor offenses such as traffic offenses and other petty crimes."

    "Smart and effective immigration enforcement relies on setting priorities for removal and executing on those priorities," said Morton, in a statement. "In order to further enhance our ability to focus enforcement efforts on serious offenders, we are changing who ICE will issue detainers against."

    The new policy directs agents and officers to issue detainers for deportation only for those unauthorized immigrants who have one or more of the following:

    The policy covers all programs that involve ICE with unauthorized immigrants through Secure communities, any 287(g) agreements and other ICE enforcement operations. The policy does not apply to detainers used by Customs and Border Protection which includes the Border Patrol.

    The change is the latest policy to be implemented in the last several years that narrow the deportation pool for immigration authorities. Those who oppose such policies and want to see increased enforcement call these efforts "expanded amnesty."

    Such policies include prosecutorial discretion, which allows immigration authorities to bypasses those who do not have criminal records and meet other requirements, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which gives some young unauthorized immigrants a 2-year reprieve from deportation if they meet certain requirements.

    We will update with responses from ICE, local immigration advocates and pro-enforcement voices as we receive them.

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    New Immigration Policy

    Posted: Dec 24, 2012 12:43 PM CSTBy KMPH Web Staff - email

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    An immigration policy change has made it so that if you're unlawfully here and get a traffic ticket or commit a petty crime, you don't get issued what they call a "detainer", that then gets you deported.

    The aim of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security is concentrating resources to hunt down the most dangerous illegal immigrants, those with charges of violence, sexual abuse, drunk driving, or unlawful possession of a firearm. Anti-immigration lobbyists say it's going to let unlawful immigrants off the hook.

    "Everybody agrees serious felons need to be removed from the country but the message being sent is if you don't commit a felony, all you do is break the immigration laws, there are going to be absolutely no consequences and they'll be amnesty down the line. It is going to continue to drain the American payer's tax dollars and nothing is going to change. We're not going to have any enforcement," says IRA Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

    A memorandum released by the ICE On Friday stated that a record number of unlawful immigrants were deported this year, nearly 410,000 in all. Over half of those removed were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors.

    The law is any illegal alien who is subject to deportation should be arrested and subjected to the deportation process. The White House says immigration law is broken, critics add the new policy does less to fix it.

    Mehlman says, "the president is simply not prepared to enforce laws and it doesn't matter what congress puts into any kind of legislation. If he decides he's not going to enforce it, he is going to say he has unlimited discretion not to enforce the law and we'll be right back to where we were, except we will have granted amnesty to 10 or 15 million people who are in the country illegally."

    Human rights groups say the white house is ensuring that due process rights for immigrants are upheld and communities are not harmed by what they call an aggressive one-size-fits-all immigration enforcement strategy.

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    The easiest way to know who is here is to fingerprint anyone on government programs.
    Foodstamps, heap, wick, medicaid.
    This would save millions by stopping the illegals claiming benefits in several different counties and relatives children as theirs.
    Also it would allow for a fingerprint record of who is here now. If they are involved in a crime????? they will have a record.
    I read in a report I had to do for school most latino's are single parent of several children..yet they have the fathers living with them?
    I heard of a lady in Raleigh who collects over 100,000 a year from government assistance from several different names and barrowed children.
    Anyone truly hungry should not mind going through the process.
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