instaPoll: Do you support halting indirect attempts at amnesty?Posted by Randy | August 25, 2011
A recent memo written by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton and sent to all agents in charge, chief counsel, office directors and special agents, stated that ICE does not have enough resources to deal with illegal immigrants who happen to be students, and therefore, they should have less of a chance of deportation due to the criteria used when making decisions about who will be deported known as "prosecutorial discretion." This has been viewed by many in Congress, including me, as a backdoor implementation of the DREAM Act, a form of amnesty Congress rejected last year. A working group from the Homeland Security and Justice Departments met Friday to initiate a review of about 300,000 deportation cases currently before the immigration courts. Under the policy, immigration authorities will use powers of prosecutorial discretion in existing law to suspend the deportations of most immigrants who, although they have committed immigration violations, have not been convicted of crimes. In particular, officials will look to halt deportations of longtime residents with clean police records. In response, I am supporting the HALT Act (Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation Act). The bill will halt any current or planned Administrative actions that fail to enforce our nation's laws or result in the mass legalization of illegal immigrants.
Question of the Week: Do you support efforts to enforce our nation's immigration laws and halt indirect attempts at amnesty?
( ) Yes
( ) No
( ) Other (share your thoughts on my blog)
( ) I am unsure.
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