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Homeland Security touts record immigration crackdown

Nearly 400,000 people were removed from the U.S. during the past year, and about half were criminals, according an Immigration and Customs Enforcement press release.

The 392,862 removals by ICE falls short of the agency's goal of 400,000 for the 2010 fiscal year, according to The Associated Press.

The fiscal year 2010 statistics represent increases of more than 23,000 removals overall and 81,000 criminal removals compared to fiscal year 2008.

Of the 195,000 convicted criminals apprehended in fiscal year 2010:

• More than 1,000 aliens were convicted of homicide
• Nearly 6,000 aliens were guilty of sex offenses
• Nearly than 45,000 aliens were convicted for drugs offenses
• Nearly 28,000 aliens were convicted for driving under the influence

The Orange County Register reports:

Immigrant rights groups contend that information from internal government documents on the Secure Communities program contradict the new statistics.

". . . ICE's own records show that 79 percent of people deported due to S-Comm are not criminals or were picked up for lower level offenses," according to a statement issued by Center for Constitutional Rights.

". . . The program serves as a smokescreen for racial profiling, allowing police officers to stop people based solely on their appearance and arrest non-citizens, knowing that they will be deported, even if they were wrongfully arrested and are never convicted.

"Preliminary data confirms that some jurisdictions, such as Maricopa County, have abnormally high rates of non-criminal S-Comm deportations,'' the statement said.

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In addition, ICE also charged 180 owners, employers, managers and/or supervisors – up from 135 in FY 2008 and 114 in FY 2009, levying about $50 million in fines.

In April 2009, Secretary Janet Napolitano announced changes to ICE’s worksite enforcement strategy – which reduced the need for large-scale immigration enforcement actions where employees were arrested and instead focused on finding evidence to criminally charge employers and to increase the use of tools like audits, fines and debarment.

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Oct 7, 2010, 3:32 pm
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Just think how many more would be added to the total if they would deport all the illegal workers instead of letting them go to find other jobs.

Oct 6, 2010, 2:20 pm
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The Grand Canyon State is trying to protect its citizens from a growing population of illegal aliens leeching of public welfare and criminals who have also crossed the border with streams of murderers, rapists and the gutter slop out to promote their nefarious activities on innocent people. Every state should have the right to enact its own immigration laws to protect its own public welfare pool from illegal aliens involvement, assuring financial stability and remove criminal activities, as ICE under the Obama czars are ignoring federal law and refuse to do so. The official figure of ICE illegibly state that numbers are way up on illegal immigrant deportation. However there is an ominous report, that non-criminal in the eyes of ICE agents are not being detained, but are released and fed back onto the streets. Under the Democratic leadership the—REAL—border fence has been gutted to one single fence, instead of TWO. Texas Senator Republican Kay Bailey Hutchinson, John Cornyn authored a secret vote on undermining the 2006 Secure Fence Act. If the original double fence had been built, Arizona would be unlikely to enact the police law and would not have been sued by the Justice Department.

A few American states have joined this retaliation against Governor Brewer, but readily recognized as “Sanctuary Cities” including San Francisco, a extreme Liberal stronghold. This is where patriotic Americans not programmed to Liberal insanity must draw a line in the sand, saying this is an atrocity against the US constitution that Obama’s Czars have already violated the “Rule of Law” as only arresting criminal aliens and not detaining average illegal’s with no criminal record back on the street. Enough of this Liberal insurgency and we should pass on the message that all incumbents are to be dismissed by the voter’s empowerment in November.

The Democratic Liberal virus has infected our lawmakers established with Senator Harry Reid, Senator Barbara Boxer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Janet Napolitano and all those incumbents are up for a renewal to Washington. Not eliminating them from the already corrupt Senate and House in Washington will be the immediate enactment of open border laws. The-Amnesty—Dream Act, bringing to the US a “Chain Migration” of immediate family members, parents, Sisters, Brother, uncles and aunts. Sick and infirm can take advantage of our ailing hospitals, education for their children—that will be a taxpayers demise. Amnesty for all those already here, which means massive processing of documentation that will also cost billions of dollars.

There is not enough room in my comments to explain the how this issue of illegal immigration—effects us all. But as I have constantly repeated, do your own investigation of those politicians who have appalling immigration records at NumbersUSA, GOOGLE—Illegal alien costs or Voter Fraud. Illegal aliens will try to affect the course of the midterm elections by violating the voting laws—specifically absentee ballots, as they do not need to appear in person.  As I have stated America cannot afford any Democrats or Republicans who think we can keep on giving amnesty, to just about anybody? This will eventually lead to overpopulation, water shortages, energy disruption and loss of environment open land Even now water is in short supply in California and other border states.

We are bringing in endlessly a cornucopia of profit for businesses that employ illegal nationals, without any obligation to paying for their health care, children’s schooling and welfare. My family doesn’t want to contribute tax money to illegal alien medical treatment education for their kids or any of the unaccountable dollars amounts to foreign subjects, including a charge cash card every month. Learn about the corruption amongst our legislators at state and federal level at Judicial Watch.

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