Friday, May 8, 2009

Remember 'catch and release'?

Enforcement advocates say new federal immigration guidelines may signal a return to a widely criticized program that allowed captured illegal immigrants to be released to await a court date. Many never showed up.

The Obama administration issued a new enforcement policy last week focusing on employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates stronger enforcement, says the new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidelines do not “offer anything new in the way of substance with respect to enforcement against employers.”

Instead, FAIR says it raises questions whether illegal immigrants caught at worksites will be released. FAIR keys in on one line in the DHS memo:
ICE will continue to arrest and process for removal any illegal workers who are found in the course of these worksite enforcement actions in a manner consistent with immigration law and DHS priorities.
FAIR contends that “processing for removal” could mean releasing illegal immigrants and giving them a notice to appear in court on a certain day to begin removal proceedings.

"Such a practice would be tantamount to reinstating the catch and release policy - a Border Patrol policy that was widely criticized as ineffective and counterproductive," FAIR states.

The catch and release program was ended in 2006. The practice allowed some illegal immigrants to remain free while awaiting their court hearing. Many never showed up in court.


JED said...

For the illegal workers:
Arrest and leave in jail untill deported.

For the employeer:
Arrest and just leave in jail.

Anonymous said...

The guy who runs this blog does not look like a red mongolian race of the illegal peasantry but of the well to do elite white caucasian race ruling class of Spanish Europeans from Mexico. The distinction needs to be made. He must be a damn liberal. The Mexican Latino brand of a Kennedy and prob has parents worth millions of pesos.

Anonymous said...

Other than more votes what are Obamas motives for wanting these illegals who broke in line to be made citizens in America when they are citizens in Mexico?

Vincent said...

Anon 11:15

That is the only motive. It's kinda like buying votes with other peoples money...ours.

Anything else makes as much sense
as flying a 747 low over New York city with a fighter jet in tow....