A top Department of Homeland Security official reportedly said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities. 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.
Umm NO. It's your JOB. It's a FEDERAL law. If you cant DO it you should NOT have the JOB. WTH?? This is just getting crazy! If you think the law is wrong then get it REPEALED (if you can...but no one who supports that would be re elected) until then do your job! What say you???
Answer by waldorfmom at 7:00 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 6:19 PM on May. 21, 2010
Answer by momof030404 at 6:19 PM on May. 21, 2010
And THIS is cRAZIER...so Illinios can crack down IT'S way...but NOT AZ ?? top Department of Homeland Securityofficial visiting Chicago on Wednesday said his agency intended to step up enforcement in places such as Illinois.John Morton, , said his agency intends to expand the Secure Communities initiative, which gives police and sheriff's departments access to a Homeland Security database that includes fingerprints. The initiative recently grew to include most of Chicago's suburbs.Morton, a former prosecutor, also said the agency intends to increase scrutiny of employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.
Answer by momof030404 at 6:23 PM on May. 21, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 6:27 PM on May. 21, 2010
LOL...Sorry...I didn't make that point well. I do NOT have a problem with THAT. THAT is a GREAT idea! I just think it's crazy that he seems to think Illinois is allowed to make things the way THEY want them but that AZ should be dictated too. It just seems the utmost hypocrisy!
Answer by momof030404 at 6:29 PM on May. 21, 2010
Answer by 29again at 7:07 PM on May. 21, 2010
omg 29 I feel the SAME way! When I read the article I was OUTRAGED. You know a LOT of things this admin has done has irritated the heck out of me. Things that are being condoned and even SHOVED through by those in Washington and it's subsidiaries piss me off...but for THIS man in THIOS position to out and out SAY that he would NOT do his JOB is beyond comprehension!!!
Answer by momof030404 at 7:12 PM on May. 21, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:21 PM on May. 21, 2010
Answer by 29again at 7:32 PM on May. 21, 2010