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    U.S. to Expand Immigration Checks to All Local Jails

    It's about time something like this happened. I applaud Bush for starting the program, which is in effect for all state and federal prison facilities. By adding local jails to the mix, illegal aliens that commit more crimes after they cross the border are going to be quickly targeted for removal from the United States. Obama has done well here, but in my opinion, its just a start. We need to begin taking action against companies that knowingly hire illegals.

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    Re: U.S. to Expand Immigration Checks to All Local Jails

    This is a good thing, and both Presidents Bush and Obama should be commended, but...


    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has made it "very clear" that her top priority is deporting illegal immigrants who have committed crimes, said David J. Venturella, program director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
    This bothers me. An illegal immigrant has, by definition, committed a crime.

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    Re: U.S. to Expand Immigration Checks to All Local Jails

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This is a good thing, and both Presidents Bush and Obama should be commended, but...




    This bothers me. An illegal immigrant has, by definition, committed a crime.
    We are talking about the woman who is worried about that damned lawless Canadian border.. and some gibberish about we have borders, and that is the future... no ****?
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    Napolitano is doing more for securing the southern border than any president or politician has in modern history.
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    Hopefully they expand this to checking work sites.If illegals can not get jobs then they will go back home in their country.
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    Re: U.S. to Expand Immigration Checks to All Local Jails

    Even though I don't think illegal immigration is that big of a deal in terms of the larger economic problems, if there is going to be big talk about something being done then it's good to see some followthrough.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    We are talking about the woman who is worried about that damned lawless Canadian border.. and some gibberish about we have borders, and that is the future... no ****?
    U.S. and Canada working to 'harden' mutual border, Clinton says

    Even though her remarks about the Northern border were off the cuff, this administration actually is looking at Canadian border issues as well.

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    Re: U.S. to Expand Immigration Checks to All Local Jails

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    An illegal immigrant has, by definition, committed a crime.
    The natural interpretation is that she is focusing on illegals who commit crimes besides entering the country illegally. In that regard, her priorities are correct.

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    If the government is willing to make people who want to buy guns go through ID checks then I see no reason for it not to check the legal status of immigrants who go to jail in this country.
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    Re: U.S. to Expand Immigration Checks to All Local Jails

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    The natural interpretation is that she is focusing on illegals who commit crimes besides entering the country illegally. In that regard, her priorities are correct.
    See, now this is another thing I just do not understand. An illegal immigrant is some one who has shown, simply by being an illegal immigrant, that they do not respect the laws of this country, and are willing to take advantage of the people of this country for their own benefit. I don't see a need to focus on those who commit additional crimes.

    Now, I also understand the practical implications, ie it's easier to catch an illegal immigrant if he/she has got themselves locked up in our jails for something else, and as such, fully support this. It just grinds my gears is all that we make the distinction between illegal immigrants, and "illegal immigrants who have committed crimes".

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    Re: U.S. to Expand Immigration Checks to All Local Jails

    This is a good idea and no doubt politically motivated.

    But I see a lot more flash than substance.

    If the federal govt. was serious about illegal immigration, they would stop it at the border.

    The reasons they do not is obvious. One Mexican official said a couple of years ago that without the "safety valve" of immigration to the United States, Mexico would be become ungovernable.

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