Don't leave immigration issues to the...

Don't leave immigration issues to the states

There are 81 comments on the Ruidoso News story from Jan 5, 2012, titled Don't leave immigration issues to the states. In it, Ruidoso News reports that:

The absence of a comprehensive plan at the federal level has left states to their own devices to deal with what has always been, and should still be, a federal issue - immigration.

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annie

Naperville, IL

#1 Jan 5, 2012
ANyone who thinks the fer govt has done a wonderful job should go camping on the border

“Legals against Illegals!”

Since: Dec 11

Willing to stand and Fight!

#2 Jan 5, 2012
If the Federal Government will not handle immigration issues then the states must protect the citizens of said state.
Would not be a issue if Government would man up and do what's right!
annie

Naperville, IL

#6 Jan 5, 2012
Atl wrote:
MEXICALI, Mexico - Arrests of illegal migrants trying to cross the southern US border have plummeted to levels not seen since the early 1970s, according to tallies released by the Department of Homeland Security, a historic shift that could reshape the debate over immigration.
The Border Patrol apprehended 327,577 illegal crossers along the US-Mexico border in fiscal year 2011, which ended in September, numbers not seen since Richard Nixon was president, and a precipitous drop from the peak in 2000 when 1.6 million unauthorized migrants were caught.
The number of illegal migrants arrested at the border has been dropping over the past few years but appears to be down by more than 25 percent this year.
Coupled with census and labor data from both countries that shows far fewer Mexicans coming to the United States and many returning home, it appears that the historic flood of Mexican migration north has slowed to a trickle.
“We have reached the point where the balance between Mexicans moving to the United States and those returning to Mexico is essentially zero,’’ said Jeffrey Passel, a senior demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center, whose conclusion was shared by many migration experts.
http://articles.boston.com/2011-12-11/news/30...
DO u try to be obtuse of can't you help yourself? The border apprehensions are down becasue Obama to them to stop stopping anyone Dream Act eligible.

Those deported by Obama turn round and come back n record numbers now makint their crime a felony.
cjrian

United States

#8 Jan 5, 2012
Atl wrote:
The administration’s critics like to make it seem like the president is not serious about immigration, but that’s not the case.
The Obama administration has been tough on immigration, and The New York Times says it has set a modern record for deportations. Through May, more than 1 million people have been deported since President Barack Obama took office — that’s about half of the number of foreigners the Bush administration deported over eight years.
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Catch-and-release (with the promise of self-deportation) is NOT actual deportation.

And if numbers are down at the border, maybe creating a lousy economy and killing jobs, has more to do with it than anything else O'bumbles has done. People were crossing the border for jobs, not extended unemployment benefits.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#9 Jan 5, 2012
Atl wrote:
Obama has deported 1.06 million illegal immigrants through two-and-a-half years in office, Reuters reports. This puts him on pace for more deportations in his first term than George W. Bush's 1.57 million in eight years.
LOL!!!

President Bush Signs Secure Fence Act

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Thanks. Please be seated. I'm pleased that you
all are here to witness the signature of the Secure Fence Act of 2006. This
bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders
more secure. It is an important step toward immigration reform.

I want to thank the members of Congress for their work on this important
piece of legislation. I welcome you here to the White House. I'm looking
forward to signing this bill.

President George W. Bush signs H.R. 6061, the Secure Fence Act of 2006, in
the Roosevelt Room Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006. Pictured with the President are,
from left: Commissioner Ralph Basham of U.S. Customs and Border Protection;
Chief David Aguilar of U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Congressman Peter
King, R-N.Y.; Congressman John Boehner, R-Ohio; and Deputy Secretary Michael
Jackson of the Department of Homeland Security; and Senator Bill Frist,
R-Tenn. White House photo by Kimberlee HewittI appreciate the Vice President
joining us today. I thank the Deputy Secretary, Michael Jackson, of the
Department of Homeland Security. Rob Portman -- he happens to be the
Director of OMB. I want to thank Ralph Basham, who is the Commissioner of
the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. David Aguilar is the Chief of the
U.S. Border Patrol.

I appreciate the fact that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has joined us,
as well as House Majority Leader John Boehner. I appreciate them coming in
from their respective states as I sign this piece of legislation. I want to
thank Congressman Peter King, who's the Chairman of the Homeland Security
Committee in the House of Representatives. I appreciate you being here,
Peter.

Ours is a nation of immigrants. We're also a nation of law. Unfortunately,
the United States has not been in complete control of its borders for
decades and, therefore, illegal immigration has been on the rise. We have a
responsibility to address these challenges. We have a responsibility to
enforce our laws. We have a responsibility to secure our borders. We take
this responsibility seriously.

Earlier this year, I addressed the nation from the Oval Office. I laid out
our strategy for immigration reform. Part of that strategy begins with
securing the border. Since I took office we have more than doubled funding
for border security -- from $4.6 billion in 2001 to $10.4 billion this year.
We've increased the number of Border Patrol agents from about 9,000 to more
than 12,000, and by the end of 2008, we will have doubled the number of
Border Patrol agents during my presidency.

We've deployed thousands of National Guard members to assist the Border
Patrol. We've upgraded technology at our borders. We've added
infrastructure, including new fencing and vehicle barriers. We're adding
thousands of new beds in our detention facilities so we can continue working
to end catch and release at our southern border. During the course of my
administration we have apprehended and sent home more 6 million people
entering our country illegally. And I thank the Border Patrol for their hard
work.

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ne ...

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#10 Jan 5, 2012
Atl wrote:
The administration’s critics like to make it seem like the president is not serious about immigration, but that’s not the case.
The Obama administration has been tough on immigration, and The New York Times says it has set a modern record for deportations.
Thank you Obama!

How's that "CHANGE" coming?

ICE Allowed the Release of 890 Imprisoned Deportable Aliens, Convicted of
Serious Crimes, Into U.S. in FY 2009

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

By Edwin Mora

( CNSNews.com )- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) failed to identify
more than 800 criminal alien convicts eligible for deportation before they
were released from U.S. prisons, including "many" of "the most egregious
criminal aliens, who pose a significant pubic safety risk," according to a
report by the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS).

According to the report, released on Feb. 4, ICE's Criminal Alien Program,
or CAP, "is responsible for identifying criminal aliens incarcerated in
federal, state, and local prisons and jails who are eligible for removal
from the United States."

Read rest of story below:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/ice-let-8...

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#11 Jan 5, 2012
Atl wrote:
MEXICALI, Mexico - Arrests of illegal migrants trying to cross the southern US border have plummeted to levels not seen since the early 1970s, according to tallies released by the Department of Homeland Security, a historic shift that could reshape the debate over immigration.
The Border Patrol apprehended 327,577 illegal crossers along the US-Mexico border in fiscal year 2011, which ended in September, numbers not seen since Richard Nixon was president, and a precipitous drop from the peak in 2000 when 1.6 million unauthorized migrants were caught.
The number of illegal migrants arrested at the border has been dropping over the past few years but appears to be down by more than 25 percent this year.
Coupled with census and labor data from both countries that shows far fewer Mexicans coming to the United States and many returning home, it appears that the historic flood of Mexican migration north has slowed to a trickle.
“We have reached the point where the balance between Mexicans moving to the United States and those returning to Mexico is essentially zero,’’ said Jeffrey Passel, a senior demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center, whose conclusion was shared by many migration experts.
http://articles.boston.com/2011-12-11/news/30...
"The Border Patrol apprehended 327,577 illegal crossers along the US-Mexico border in fiscal year 2011"

And B.O. released 300,000!

And gave them work permits with 14 Million "Americans unemployed!

by John Hill

Stand With Arizona

The Obama Administration today announced a virtual amnesty-by-decree for
hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, whose deportations will be
"indefinitely delayed".

*****In addition, Obama finally announced a jobs
program - but for ILLEGAL ALIENS, not citizens - as those 300,000 illegals
will also become eligible for "work permits".*****

This action represents an administrative end-run around Congress, which
twice rejected the 'DREAM Act' in 2010. As disgraceful as is this usurpation
of Congressional authority, this announcement is even worse than is being
reported.

Our analysis reveals that - despite media focus of this action limited to
so-called "Dreamer" illegal students, this new policy, coupled with the
criteria established by the June 2011 "Morton Memos" which set up a joint
"DHS and DOJ working group" could expand this "indefinite delay" of
deportation to potentially MILLIONS of illegals - creating a new, massive
amnesty entirely by fiat, bypassing Congress.

Read rest of story below:

http://standwitharizona.com/blog/2011/08/18/o...

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#13 Jan 5, 2012
Obama's budget proposal cuts border fence funds

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's budget blueprint Thursday canceled
plans to extend the border fence along the U.S.-Mexico border beyond the 670
miles already completed or planned, symbolically breaking with a
much-heralded approach to border security advocated by President George W.
Bush.

The Obama administration's turnabout left limited funds for roads, lights
and so-called tactical infrastructure - but not a dime to extend the
pedestrian fencing and vehicle barriers erected along roughly one-third of
the nation's 1,947 mile border with Mexico.

Read rest of story below:

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/n...

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#14 Jan 5, 2012
Napolitano Doesn't Intend to Secure a Single Additional Mile of U.S.
Border-This Year or Next

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

( CNSNews.com )- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano released a
budget document on Monday that indicates that the Department of Homeland
Security does not intend to put a single additional mile of the U.S. border
under "effective control" in either fiscal year 2011 or 2012.

According to Napolitano's budget plan, the Border Patrol had 1,007 miles of
the U.S. border under "effective control" at the end of fiscal year 2010,
and DHS aims to stick with exactly that number through this year and next.

Read rest of story below:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/dhs-budge... #
Melsey

United States

#16 Jan 5, 2012
This is not a "nanny" world. Believe it or not states CAN immigration. Read your constitution!!! There are few gov't functions that states and gov't shouldn't have a dual equal role. Why are we providing sanctuaries for criminals? Ron Paul 2012.
an american1

Lakeland, FL

#17 Jan 5, 2012
Each state is sovereign. They have the right to govern their state. That is why the Ojackazz is taking each state to court. Go figure! He is suppose to be "FOR" Americans not "AGAINST" us. AA
What

De Soto, KS

#18 Jan 5, 2012
When the Feds are told NOT to uphold our immigration laws, the states have to pass their own laws to protect the citizens. I don't know of any other country in the world that supports illegals over citizens.
Crazy

Stamford, CT

#19 Jan 5, 2012
Mexico wrote this article, LOL
Reality Check

Jacksonville, FL

#20 Jan 5, 2012
DfwDude wrote:
If the Federal Government will not handle immigration issues then the states must protect the citizens of said state.
Would not be a issue if Government would man up and do what's right!
Tell that to congress if they fail to act then call on the President to implementing some sort of administrative policy to controle the situation in a way that would prevent any disruption to economic activity in areas that are using important illegal labor to do tasks that the citizens are refusing to do.

“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#21 Jan 5, 2012
Yeah, like labor tasks that takes 20 illegals or 1 tractor, or 16 illegals framing a house when it takes 5 citizens to do the same job in the same amount of time. How about illegal painters that paint stuff that is supposed to be stained....Yeah, let's ask the president for another "none task doing" czar.

“Legals against Illegals!”

Since: Dec 11

Willing to stand and Fight!

#22 Jan 5, 2012
Reality Check wrote:
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important illegal labor to do tasks that the citizens are refusing to do.
Important illegal labor?? WTF When has illegal labor ever been important?
Legal immigrant labor...yes!
illegal immigrant labor....no!
The Devils Chasing Me

Los Angeles, CA

#23 Jan 5, 2012
DfwDude wrote:
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Important illegal labor?? WTF When has illegal labor ever been important?
Legal immigrant labor...yes!
illegal immigrant labor....no!
In times of recession, the US should halt all immigration to the USA until unemployment levels off.

“Legals against Illegals!”

Since: Dec 11

Willing to stand and Fight!

#24 Jan 5, 2012
The Devils Chasing Me wrote:
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In times of recession, the US should halt all immigration to the USA until unemployment levels off.
I agree. That would be a good start to fixing the problem!

Since: Apr 09

small town

#26 Jan 5, 2012
I think it is GREAT the States are protecting and supporting Legal immigrants and United States Citizens. Their doing what the Voters want, The United States Citizens...
Mike

Crest Hill, IL

#27 Jan 5, 2012
Our federal government was taken over by global interests starting with the impeachment of Richard Nixon.(Kissinger telling Arabs to raise oil prices)Obama is merely the present face of the New World Order.
They put a virtually unknown Black in place so any dissenters could be quickly wrote off as racists.
The accusation of racism has become so powerful that it is illegal for white people to use an english word while others can use it freely and sing about it in songs.
When a word can be illegal for a class of people to use, that power had to be acquired by the NWO.
To illegaly invade our country with 20-40 million foreignors and attack any resistance to that invasion shows just how treasonous this federal government has become.

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