ICE tactics spur debate
Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand joined the debate over the arrest of a Jefferson County farmer on immigration charges, complaining to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about aggressive tactics by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
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#1 Apr 3, 2011
So interesting, they knew this day was coming. The most interesting thing is the senator who is betraying her status as a representative of the US, but is pimping and pandering to the farmers. I guess Janet Nap will have to add farmers to her list of sacred cows (couldn't resist that one...).
#5 Apr 3, 2011
Wrong, she is representing the grievances of the her constituents, the farmers. Apparently, communist like you only feel the Constitution applies to your warped Nazi-Storm trooper agendas.
#6 Apr 3, 2011
A Migration Policy Institute report found that consistent enforcement leads illegal immigrants to leave the United States voluntarily. This counters arguments that amnesty is the way to solve illegal immigration. Fully enforced immigration laws send the message to illegal border crossers that we take our laws seriously. Amnesty signals that they're welcome to violate U.S. laws. And when illegal immigrants leave on their own, limited taxpayer-funded resources are no longer drained and scarce jobs are opened up for unemployed Americans and legal immigrant workers.
Enforcing all immigration laws would better protect the lives and well-being of all Americans.
#7 Apr 4, 2011
"The senator also questioned why ICE apparently waited six days after the detentions began to ask the farmer, John Barney, for the relevant documents that would indicate the workers' immigration status."
I question this also. They gave him time to get his paper work in order but apparently he either could not or he assumed that even though he broke the law he would not be investigated or prosecuted. This is just one more indication that illegals and those that hire them feel they are above the law because they have been allowed to violate the law for years with the help of crooked politicians like Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand.
#8 Apr 4, 2011
She is not representing her constituents, she is representing her contributors.
Why is it that those who repeatedly violate the constitution and laws of the United States are the first to cry “un-constitutional” when they are caught committing a crime? The constitution was created to protect honest people from persecution not to protect criminals from prosecution.
#9 Apr 4, 2011
Yes, with 25 million unemployed Americans it is good to see that the Department of "Homeland Security" is doing it's job. But, they had to be CALLED to the farm by the local sheriff after the unfortunate death of an Illegal farmworker.
There has to be some way for the farms in Upstate New York to have the workers they need, there are plenty of Legal Immigrants here already.
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