Feds suspend immigration enforcement program after Arizona court ruling

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    Jun 25, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    Interesting to see what the fall-out will be here. Stopping previous cooperation at first glance looks like a fit of pique. Could the Obama Administration really be having a temper tantrum at the Supreme Court upholding Section 2b of the law?

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/25/feds-suspend-immigration-enforcement-program-after-arizona-court-ruling/

    In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's immigration law, Obama administration officials announced Monday they are suspending in the state a key program that allowed state and local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law.

    The move further weakens efforts by Arizona, and potentially other states, to take the reins on immigration enforcement.

    The high court decision Monday struck down three provisions in Arizona's law but left in place a central plank that required local law enforcement during routine stops to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect is in the country illegally.

    Obama administration officials and congressional Democrats immediately raised concerns this could lead to "racial profiling," though Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer adamantly denies it. To address those concerns, Obama administration officials moved Monday to pull back on enforcement cooperation with local jurisdictions -- meaning that even if local police step up immigration checks, they'll have to rely on federal officials to make the arrests.

    Federal officials said the program known as 287(g) would be immediately rescinded in Arizona. That program was a partnership between federal and local governments, and allowed local authorities to make immigration-based arrests.

    Officials also said Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be selective in responding to the expected increase in calls from Arizona and other police agencies about immigration status of people they pull over. Officials said ICE will not respond to the scene unless the person in question meets certain criteria -- such as being wanted for a felony.
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    Jun 25, 2012 7:44 PM GMT
    The whole "racial profiling" is such a pile of shit. No one would care if we were in WW2 again and we began to "racially profile" people speaking and looking German.

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    Jun 25, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidThe whole "racial profiling" is such a pile of shit. No one would care if we were in WW2 again and we began to "racially profile" people speaking and looking German.



    Yeah and like putting people who look Japanese in concentration camps

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    Jun 25, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
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    mocktwinkie saidThe whole "racial profiling" is such a pile of shit. No one would care if we were in WW2 again and we began to "racially profile" people speaking and looking German.



    Yeah and like putting people who look Japanese in concentration camps

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    Concentration camps without reason is another matter altogether. Asking questions based on a suspicion does not necessarily result in some kind of egregious action punishing the individual.

    If perpetrators driving a white van are known to be randomly shooting individuals all over a city shouldn't white vans be more highly suspect than other vehicles? The answer is, of course. That's just reality.
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    Jun 25, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    Suspicion OF WHAT???

    That your name is Garcia? LOL

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    Jun 25, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    GQjock said
    mocktwinkie saidThe whole "racial profiling" is such a pile of shit. No one would care if we were in WW2 again and we began to "racially profile" people speaking and looking German.



    Yeah and like putting people who look Japanese in concentration camps

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    Is there not a significant diffrence to internment camps and concentration camps? After all I don't ever recall America wanting to exterminate the japanese as they did the Mormons; now there's an injustice.
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    Jun 25, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    GQjock saidSuspicion OF WHAT???

    That your name is Garcia? LOL



    No, that would not be a reasonable suspicion. The law makes it very clear that asking for proof of citizenship cannot happen unless there is a prior misdemeanor and if there is very reasonable suspicion.

    Unless you're in favor of stripping all rights of police officers to use their discretion in matters....
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    Jun 26, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidInteresting to see what the fall-out will be here. Stopping previous cooperation at first glance looks like a fit of pique. Could the Obama Administration really be having a temper tantrum at the Supreme Court upholding Section 2b of the law?


    Yeah... really childish behavior... But we're talking Democrats, so it's not surprising. Remember the tamper tantrum the Wisconsin Democrat State Senators had when they didn't win the election - they just fled the state in an attempt to bring the legislature to a halt.

    I have the image of Obama in the Oval Office lying on the floor screaming and kicking like a 5 year old.