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    HPD won't screen for immigration

    City pulls out of controversial ICE program

    The City of Houston has pulled out of the Federal government's immigration screening program, which is being conducted by ICE.

    This is very unfortunate. It is the border states where immigration screenings would be most beneficial. Needless to say, I am going to remember this bit of negligence when I vote in the next election. The Chief of Police needs to go.

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    Re: HPD won't screen for immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    City pulls out of controversial ICE program

    The City of Houston has pulled out of the Federal government's immigration screening program, which is being conducted by ICE.

    This is very unfortunate. It is the border states where immigration screenings would be most beneficial. Needless to say, I am going to remember this bit of negligence when I vote in the next election. The Chief of Police needs to go.

    Article is here.
    I thought Texas was more sane than this. The chief of police better just step down now. This bit should be on every texan's mind when they vote in next elections

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    Re: HPD won't screen for immigration

    The Police Chief is elected down there? Or is the Mayor up for re-election?
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    Re: HPD won't screen for immigration

    Houston has been a sanctuary city for a long time. The voters in the city have been opposed to strict enforcement of immigration laws inside city limits for a long time. Most the big cities in the US are sanctuary cities. If somebody is a contributing member of the community and doesn't get in any trouble with the law, there is no reason to deport them. And, as the Arpaio debacle made plain, that enforcement program degenerates very quickly into racial profiling and harrasment of groups of people (citizens and not) based on their ethnicity. Houstonians rightly want no part of that.
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    Re: HPD won't screen for immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    The Police Chief is elected down there? Or is the Mayor up for re-election?
    Police chief is appointed by the Mayor. Mayoral election is next year. I will support whichever candidate says he or she will sack the police chief.
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    Re: HPD won't screen for immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Houston has been a sanctuary city for a long time. The voters in the city have been opposed to strict enforcement of immigration laws inside city limits for a long time. Most the big cities in the US are sanctuary cities. If somebody is a contributing member of the community and doesn't get in any trouble with the law, there is no reason to deport them. And, as the Arpaio debacle made plain, that enforcement program degenerates very quickly into racial profiling and harrasment of groups of people (citizens and not) based on their ethnicity. Houstonians rightly want no part of that.
    I keep seeing those words and yet I have yet to see any proof of it.

    Of course it is easy to call racial profiling in cases like this without actual evidence. I mean think about it. At least 95% of illegals in this country are from south of the border. Add to that an area which is known to have a huge problem with illegals from said area and what do you get when you go to round up illegals? Lots of people from the same race getting rounded up.

    I seriously think that the term "racial profiling" has become much like what those that oppose Obama's policies are called. Ex: Nazi. The term has become a political meaningless talking point used solely to discredit those that oppose a certain point of view. And by discrediting those people make your view come to happen despite any idiocy involved.
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    Re: HPD won't screen for immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I keep seeing those words and yet I have yet to see any proof of it.

    Of course it is easy to call racial profiling in cases like this without actual evidence. I mean think about it. At least 95% of illegals in this country are from south of the border. Add to that an area which is known to have a huge problem with illegals from said area and what do you get when you go to round up illegals? Lots of people from the same race getting rounded up.
    How are you going to know who to "round up" in the first place?
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    Re: HPD won't screen for immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    How are you going to know who to "round up" in the first place?
    Easy. Whoever commits a crime and gets caught is going to get a background check, no matter who he is. If he turns out to be an illegal alien, then you deport him after he completes his sentence instead of turning him loose. What's so hard about that?
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    Re: HPD won't screen for immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is very unfortunate. It is the border states where immigration screenings would be most beneficial.
    Not really. As components of what ultimately must be an openly authoritarian campaign if it is to achieve results, screenings would constitute wasteful fiscal expenditure, in contrast to a more libertarian approach of rollback of trade liberalization in order to reduce the international wage differentials exacerbated by such trade policy...thereby removing a motivation for immigration.

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    Re: HPD won't screen for immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Easy. Whoever commits a crime and gets caught is going to get a background check, no matter who he is. If he turns out to be an illegal alien, then you deport him after he completes his sentence instead of turning him loose. What's so hard about that?
    Which is exactly what Arpaio did from all accounts.
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