This was a stunning twist in the administration’s war against Arizona. The head of ICE (Immigration Customs and Enforcement) John Morton has stated that he doesn’t care of Arizona’s law and that his agency may not process illegal aliens sent to them from Arizona.
Fox News: 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.
Judge Andrew Napolitano says that Morton can choose to ignore illegals referred to them from Arizona:
Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said ICE is not obligated to process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities.
"ICE has the legal discretion to accept or not to accept persons delivered to it by non-federal personnel," Napolitano said. "It also has the discretion to deport or not to deport persons delivered to it by any government agents, even its own."
John Morton is an attorney who has worked for the Justice Department in the past. I am pretty sure he found this loophole for the administration. As a former Justice Department attorney, Morton must also be quite aware that Arizona’s law is weaker than the Federal standards. In this clip from The Factor, Megyn Kelly spells out the difference between Arizona’s law and the Fed's. At the end of the clip, Kelly and Bill O’Reilly ask why the Obama administration is hell bent of fighting Arizona’s law.
I think I have the answer why Obama is doing this. It is no secret that Obama and the Democrats want amnesty. They need amnesty to replenish all the independent voters they have permanently lost with their overspending and deaf ear to the will of the people. Should Arizona’s law ever catch on with the other border states, that vast supply of illegal aliens (i.e. new voters) would rapidly dry up. So what to do? What Democrats always do with those who stand in their way, demonize, demonize, demonize.
I am not sure Obama and the Democrats will be successful with this. The numbers constantly show that the majority of Americans stand with Arizona. Just today, Rasmussen has a new poll showing that 68% of Americans oppose boycotts of Arizona. Furthermore, Arizona’s governor Jan Brewer is nobody’s bitch. She is more than willing to go toe to toe with this administration. Just look at her new ad from SecuretheBorder.org.
If the administration keeps this up, Jan Brewer may just expose them for the corrupt-o-crats they really are.
Via: Fox News
Via: The Right Scoop
Via: Rasmussen Reports