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Napolitano cuts Arpaio's access to ICE programs

In the wake of Justice Department allegations of widespread discrimination by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Homeland Security has canceled an agreement that allows MCSO to detain illegal immigrants after an initial arrest for another crime.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, a former Arizona governor, said Thursday that the department's 287(g) agreement with Maricopa County was terminated immediately, and that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's MCSO would no longer have access to the Secure Communities program.

"Discrimination undermines law enforcement and erodes the public trust. DHS will not be a party to such practices," Napolitano said in a written statement.

The 287(g) program allows local law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of those they arrest, and hold them in jail for transfer to federal authorities.

Restricting the sheriff's access to Secure Communities means that MCSO won't get immigration data back when they run an FBI check.

DHS "will utilize federal resources for the purpose of identifying and detaining those individuals who meet U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement's (ICE) immigration enforcement priorities," Napolitano said.

The federal agency "will continue to enforce federal immigration laws in Maricopa County in smart, effective ways that focus our resources on criminal aliens, recent border crossers, repeat and egregious immigration law violators and employers who knowingly hire illegal labor," she said.

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Dec 16, 2011, 6:20 pm
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Controversial subject of illegal immigration and the Iowa Debate


Birthright citizens, and naturalized citizens have the ability to vote to change America forever, but we must scrutinize voting registrations for the 2012 election cycle for a President. Over and over again Democrats with Liberal ties have been caught numerous times, using such radical groups such as Acorn to steal political races with illegal alien registrations. Voter fraud is here to stay, unless the federal government makes it impossible to defraud citizen voters of their inherent rights, by demanding the use of a National ID card that could be used for many other purposes. The old Social Security number has been badly compromised, as we have seen with a yearly tally of hundreds of thousands of Americans fighting to save their credit, as its been procured by foreign nationals to steal jobs, as well as peoples good credit, then using it for nefarious purposes.

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Dec 16, 2011, 6:19 pm
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The Department of Justice, Eric Holder has showed his noticeable mark by mirroring the NAACP that having to show official picture ID is racist. Holder has shown his true colors as a far left progressive, by propelling his judgment against the right of sovereign states to identify registered voters with government documents like an ID card, and his now relentless pursuit against Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Utah and in probability North Carolina for adopting policing laws within their borders against illegal aliens.  I THINK MOST PATRIOTIC AMERICANS WAOULD LIKE TO SEE ERIC HOLDER IMPEACHED, for his unnecessary impact of suing states, trying to stop illegal aliens squatting there and the ‘Gun Walking’ storm.  If holder joins the jobless lines, maybe he would have a better understanding of Americans looking for work, while company owners are still employing foreigners who should not even be here? Soon—these unconcerned businesses will be in the spotlight, when ICE raids uncover the scheming in unlawful employment and have to face harsh sanctions if caught. Not excluded is the irrational “witch Hunt” against steely Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio, that the Obama administration has using intimidation along with radical open border organizations.


In the Iowa nationally televised debate yesterday evening I did not see Rep. Michele Bachmann brought into the discussion on illegal immigration? Was it by chance I missed it, while digging in the refrigerator for Soy milk or was the TEA PARTY chairperson deliberately left out of this most controversial issue, that is vastly becoming manifest amongst the tens of millions of physical Conservatives?

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Dec 16, 2011, 6:17 pm
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Newt Gingrich had his say relating to the 20 million illegal migrant and immigrant population already residing here and that it was unreasonable to deport foreign nationals who have lived in America for 25 years. Gingrich also added that the administration should get off the back of States that are being persecuted for their stand against illegal immigration; included he said that the fence would be completed between US-Mexico by 2014 (Is that the real 2006 Secure Double layer border fence) and that Sanctuary Cities (State such as California, Nevada, Colorado and New York) would be punished with loss of federal funds.


Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who has been Gingrich’s main political principal rival partner in recent debates, defended the U.S. Immigration and citizenship Services E-Verify program proposing identification cards for all “non-resident aliens” working here. Texas Gov. Then Rick Perry who was attacked by verbal flak last September for defending in-state university tuition to illegal immigrants, who were either smuggled into the US, as the unborn or who were brought into the country as children and attend public schools in Texas. Romney concluded on this heated subject, “I’ve sent Texas Ranger recon teams there. Our law enforcement men and women face fire from across the border, or in the U.S. side, from the drug cartels,” Perry said. “It is not safe there.”

Both Gingrich, Romney has forgotten one important factor; that these words are the initiative that will

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