Offer a path to citizenship, not a path to criminals
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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”
Since: Nov 07
Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska
#1 May 16, 2011
The Bail Reform Act of 1984 created a powerful detention provision that authorizes a state of local police officer to arrest any alien other than a legal permanent resident for a federal offense, and to request a local magistrate to temporarily detain the alien for up to ten days without bail while awaiting transfer into federal custody, so long as the alien is found to be a flight risk or danger to any other person or the community.
The authority to make arrest for federal offenses under 18 U.S.C. 3041 extends to state and local law enforcement officers.(U.S. v Bowdach, 561 F.2d 1160, 1168 (5th Cir. 1977) An illegal alien is an inherent flight risk.
Supreme Court Ruling Razes Artificial Fire Wall Between Local Law Enforcement and Immigration Enforcement (Muehler v. Mena) 9-0 Landmark Decision (Washington D.C.April 1, 2005) In its March 22 ruling in the case of Muehler v. Mena, the Supreme Court removed barriers that prevent local law enforcement officers from questioning the immigration status of individuals they suspect to be in the United States illegally. In this groundbreaking decision, the high Court rejected the claim of Ira Mena, a permanent resident of the U.S., that police had violated the Fourth Amendment while conducting a lawful search of her home.
The Fourth Amendment provides protection by establishing that persons be shielded against unreasonable search and seizure. Mena argued that by questioning her, and the illegal alien detainees about their immigration status during a lawful search, officers violated her Fourth Amendment rights. Mena further claimed that questions asked about her citizenship required officers to have had independent reasonable suspicion regarding the unlawfulness of her immigration status.
Calling a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals faulty, the Supreme Court held that mere police questioning [regarding ones immigration status] does not constitute a seizure. The Court continued its landmark ruling on this issue by stating that the officers did not need reasonable suspicion to ask Mena for her name, date of birth, or immigration status.
Whatever legal fig leaf many police departments have been using to justify policies of non-cooperation with federal immigration authorities, has been stripped away by this landmark Supreme Court decision,
If local police are barred from cooperating with federal authorities in the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws it is purely a political decision on the part of local politicians and police chiefs. There is no legal barrier to local police inquiring about a persons immigration status and then acting upon the information they gather.
Arrest of Illegal Aliens by State and Local Officers
#6 May 16, 2011
They're already citizens - of mexico and they need to go back and rape the taxpayers there.
Since: May 08
and not from Russia
#7 May 16, 2011
The path to citizenship BEGINS on THEIR side of the border. PERIOD.
Let them do it the way it's designed to be done. Save your money.
Apply for citizenship.
If you are approved, come on aboard.
If you are denied, tough crap, stay home.
That's the way MEXICO does it. We're only following Mexicos lead.
#8 May 16, 2011
#9 May 16, 2011
We offer a path; one that's entirely appropriate when someone illegally overstays a visa or sneaks in illegally. It's called deportation.
#10 May 16, 2011
Show the illegal alien a path to their home country.
#11 May 16, 2011
Shut down free social hand outs to criminals and their anchor babies, I applaud the state of Arizona.
#12 May 16, 2011
SB590 and SB1402 are now signed into law, when do they start enforcement and can citizens volunteer to hurd the 90,000 illegals out of the state of Indiana?
#13 May 16, 2011
I think the 90,000+ illegal aliens should not be sent to the state line, I believe they should be hurded to the southern most border of the United States.
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