287(g) And the future of America

Every day, all across America, State, County and City law enforcement agencies encounter hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who have violated United States Immigration Laws and have engaged in criminal activities that run the gamut from minor infractions such as loitering, trespassing, and minor traffic violations, to major crimes up to and including, rape and murder.
Because of some long-standing and ill-conceived notion that State and Local Law Enforcement agencies may not become involved in Federal Immigration issues (thanks to racist organizations such as the National Council of La Raza, MeCHA, LULAC, ACLU, seditious Congressmen such as Gutierrez of Chicago, and all of the racist California Assembly), the majority of these police agencies are reluctant or unwilling to effectively identify, determine immigration status of and detain those who have violated State, Local and Federal laws, even though their actions indicate that they are in the country illegally. This misguided notion is slowly changing because more communities outside of the border states are feeling the overwhelming negative effects of this illegal immigration tidal wave.

It is well-known and documented that State and Local law enforcement agencies can and do make arrests when certain Federal laws are broken within their authority. Bank robbery and drug trafficking are typical examples of this principle where local police arrest and detain individuals for violating Federal Laws. There is no dispute that they retain this authority. If Federal Laws are being broken in State, County and City jurisdictions, those law enforcement agencies not only have a right, but an obligation to take appropriate action to protect American Citizens. Of course, they are subsequently obliged to notify and pander to the appropriate Federal Law Enforcement Agencies (Illegal Immigration Support).

The same holds true where illegal aliens, who violated Federal Immigration Law and subsequently committed crimes in State or Local jurisdictions, are detained by police. It has been proven time and time and time again, and upheld in the courts that State and Local police, in the course of their duties, do have the intrinsic authority to arrest identified illegal aliens for Federal immigration violations and hold them for Federal Immigration Authorities. This is accomplished under certain conditions and within specific constraints to comply with Federal law.
The idea that State and Local law enforcement must maintain a hands-off approach when Federal Immigration Laws are violated in their jurisdictions is erroneous, and seditious. All too often, State and Local police agencies fear that if they question the immigration status of anyone they detain for committing a crime, they are interfering in Federal Immigration Law enforcement activities and accused of profiling. Nothing could be further from the truth. Determining a criminal’s immigration status is nothing more than sensible and co-operative interaction with Federal law enforcement agencies.

America’s borders are broken into a million pieces, and there is little relief in sight due to the pathetic failure of the Federal Government, at all levels including Homeland Security, to address this all important issue. Federal Government’s failure to effectively secure the borders and their perpetual discussion of proposed scamnesty plans for illegal aliens simply encourages epidemic illegal immigration, criminal activity, and invasion by foreign insurgents who wish to do America harm.
Because of our failure to secure our borders since September 11, 2001, Homeland Security is ineffective and continues to put our nation at risk of another internal attack by foreign insurgents. This is a sad reflection on the past and present administration, a Mexican government influenced corrupted Congress who have intentionally failed to provide the necessary resources to effectively secure our borders, identify who the tens of millions of individuals are that have already sneaked into the country, and deport those who have violated United States Immigration Laws and most importantly, our sovereignty.

As we all know, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is vastly understaffed and underfunded. This is because this President (and the previous) and Congress steadfastly refuse to seriously address this most crucial issue to provide sufficient manpower in the field and funding. We can no longer count on the Obama administration and Congress for support. Bipartisan bickering and political posturing for the 2008 election has all but brought Congress to a standstill on the open borders and illegal alien invasion issues.
Our nation’s State and Local police forces, estimated to be some 660,000 strong, must step up to the fact that the masses who enter this country illegally and gain access, then overburden American communities across the country are not just a Federal problem.
As the tidal wave of illegal invaders trespass across our borders and become embedded into our cities, they are subject to the same State and Local Laws and Ordinances as American Citizens. Are we kidding here? These people now become a major problem which must be effectively dealt with on a daily basis at the local law enforcement level. State, County and City governments must realize that little help or support is forthcoming from the Federal Government, and the burden of illegal immigration is going to have to be addressed at the State and local levels whether we like it or not. The massive blood loss must be stopped.

There is a government authorized initiative that allows State, County and Local governments to assist the Federal government in their efforts to get illegal aliens across the country identified, detained and deported. In fact, several cities and law enforcement agencies across the country have taken advantage of this important initiative and as of this date are effectively supporting ICE as they encounter illegal aliens during their daily crime investigations. How could they not? This is a co-operative effort that is in the works! One ICE representative in California revealed a very positive ICE position relative to this initiative. Apparently, ICE actively encourages participation and I was directed to the appropriate information on their website. I encourage State and local police departments and city councils to consider this:
In 1996, Section 287(g) originated in the amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act passed by Congress. This initiative is a very viable immigration law enforcement tool that was made available to State, County and Local police agencies, by the Federal Government.

Unfortunately, as of this date, this program is very under utilized. Every community and law enforcement agency across the country should be evaluating this program and participating to the maximum extent possible. Some of us are familiar with the term “Deportation by Attrition.” Participation in this program by America’s police forces is a major step in that direction and this program is already sanctioned by Congress and the Courts.

Section 287(g) Delegation of Immigration Authority of the Immigration and Nationality Act., found in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Web Site Fact Sheets, dated December 1, 2006 is designed to effectively multiply the forces of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement through enhanced co-operation and communication with State and Local law enforcement.
The following excerpt, taken directly from Section 287(g) briefly describes what this important initiative does. Below, I underlined specific text for emphasis.

“The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA), effective September 30, 1996, added Section 287(g), performance of immigration officer functions by state officers and employees, to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This authorizes the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enter into agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies, permitting designated officers to perform immigration law enforcement functions, pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), provided that the local law enforcement officers receive appropriate training and function under the supervision of sworn U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.”

This is a voluntary program which will bring State, County and City police agencies into the fold of co-operative enforcement with the Federal government, specifically, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This is a great program that has the potential to bring illegal immigration to a near standstill if it is put in place across the country at all levels of law enforcement.
Undoubtedly, many of you are familiar with this initiative or may have heard of it. The biggest problem in getting participants in this program is that; some small police departments may choose not to get involved simply because they do not have the resources to handle the major influx of illegal aliens into their communities. Police chiefs in this position should demand that city government allow at least one officer into this program for public safety reasons.

Some will simply turn a blind eye to the problem and hope that it will go away or that the Feds will somehow come to the rescue. This is a fools approach (there are many fools here in the West). Illegal immigration supporters falsely claim actual enforcement of our immigration laws will cause fear in the illegal alien communities and crimes will go unreported. This is a fallacious argument for defending their own instead of AMERICAN CITIZENS. They pretend to not understand this concept (although Mexico has the toughest immigration laws in the world) and refuse to accept the fact that illegal immigration is not just a Federal problem. The impact of illegal immigration directly impacts and affects every citizen in America. The importance of this issue is critical to the safety and security of our country and her citizens.

Local communities are the first to feel the negative effects of a large influx of illegal aliens. American Citizens must enlist the support of their State, County and City law enforcement to protect them against the influx of illegal aliens and the associated criminal activity and social problems that it brings.

If we want our communities to be safe from this massive invasion of illegal aliens, we Citizens must accept responsibility to demand that State, County and City governments actively pursue participation in this Section 287(g) initiative. State, County and City governments must be put on notice by citizens that we want this program made available to our law enforcement. The importance of this proven program is critical to the safety and security of our country and her citizens. American Citizens must be protected from the ravages of illegal immigration, crime and terrorism and this is a positive step in the right direction.
In the long run, the minimal costs and significant benefits of this program will far outweigh the costs of doing nothing. I urge each and every one of you to contact your local government representatives and request that they implement this program.

We must act. Here on the West Coast, I know what it’s like to live in the belly of the beast. I live in what’s fast becoming Mexico.

I just do not want to live in Mexico City…

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