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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday that she is pursuing plans to remove some captured illegal aliens from “prison-like or jail-like circumstances” and put them in converted hotels and nursing homes.
“To better manage detention operations, ICE will develop a risk assessment and custody classification, which will enable detainees to be placed in an appropriate facility,” DHS said in a statement. “ICE will pursue detention strategies based on assessed risk and reduce costs by exploring the use of converted hotels, nursing homes and other residential facilities.”
Um, if we are going to put illegal aliens on a bus to transfer them – why don’t we just transfer them back home? In addition, if we have converted hotels, nursing homes or other residential facilities available – why don’t we utilize this space to house our American homeless population?
Ms. Napolitano, do you realize that illegally entering the US is a crime? How on earth is this going to deter this illegal activity? Come to America illegally and we’ll put you up in a hotel? Your responsibility is to ensure the security of our borders, not inject your ideology. If you disagree with the law – change it. Oooh, that’s right, a significant majority of the American people do not agree with your ideology.
Napolitano noted that DHS will develop detention strategies based on assessed risk that will reduce costs and put illegal aliens “near immigration service providers.” These strategies will include pursuing the use of non-prison-like housing.
Aw………it becomes a little clearer. They are going to make it more convenient for the LaRaza/LaCasa groups to assist these persons with their immigration.
Janice Kephart, national security policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies, believes that “alternatives to detention” is just another name for the failed “catch and release” model.
“‘Alternatives to Detention’ is just another way to say ‘Catch and Release,’ which was the thorn in the side of the prior administration until they stopped it and put rule of law in place,” said Kephart.
“Although managing detention facilities and their populations well is a good goal, simply doing it by reducing the illegal population and dispersing them back into American communities does not help enforce immigration law or make our communities more secure,” Kephart said.
Kephart pointed out that Mir Aimal Kansi, who murdered two CIA employees outside the agency’s Langley, Va., headquarters; Ramzi Yousef, who masterminded the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center; and Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, who inspired the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, had all been asylum applicants who were left free in the United States.
Those pesky terrorists are always getting the way of Napolitano’s plans…………………..I wonder how the people in the communities will feel about these ‘Immigration Hiltons’ being in their neighborhoods?
I’m not sure why anyone is surprised by Obama’s comments, via Hot Air:
President Obama said this week that his health care plan won’t cover illegal immigrants, but argued that’s all the more reason to legalize them and ensure they eventually do get coverage.
He also staked out a position that anyone in the country legally should be covered – a major break with the 1996 welfare reform bill, which limited most federal public assistance programs only to citizens and longtime immigrants.
“Even though I do not believe we can extend coverage to those who are here illegally, I also don’t simply believe we can simply ignore the fact that our immigration system is broken,” Mr. Obama said Wednesday evening in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. “That’s why I strongly support making sure folks who are here legally have access to affordable, quality health insurance under this plan, just like everybody else.
Mr. Obama added, “If anything, this debate underscores the necessity of passing comprehensive immigration reform and resolving the issue of 12 million undocumented people living and working in this country once and for all.”
Republicans said that amounts to an amnesty, calling it a backdoor effort to make sure current illegal immigrants get health care.
This is not new language coming from Obama, he hasn’t changed his stance. This has been his agenda from the beginning.
This is simply another example of Obama saying what he thinks we want to hear when he’s on national television and then adding ‘bits’ when he’s talking to his base. There was an uproar from the Latino community after his remarks last week and he needed to calm them down. He was very clear;
“I’ve asked Secretary Janet Napolitano to lead the conversation with stakeholders both on and off Capital Hill and I know that she met with many of you.”
Yes, she met with many of them on August 20, 2009 at the White House meeting on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Obama has every intention of moving immigration “reform” (amnesty) through quickly behind the health care reform. He has no choice – he’s trying to keep his base happy. Remember, most of the health care reforms on the table will not take effect for years – they figure they have time to get the ‘wrinkles’ worked out.
What Obama isn’t and doesn’t ever seem to take into account is the fact that Americans DO NOT support his type of immigration reform/amnesty.
American opinion as it relates to illegal immigration policy overall according to Rasmussen Reports:
Voter preferences are clear, however. By a 70% to 22% margin, voters say that gaining control of the borders is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already in the country.
What is often lost in the shuffle of the debate over immigration reform is that once the borders are controlled, most Americans favor a welcoming immigration policy provided it is done within the law. Republicans are more supportive than Democrats of such a policy. Overall, by a 55% to 27% margin, Americans favor a policy goal that would welcome everyone except criminals, national security threats and welfare dependants.
I find it interesting that Republicans support immigration reform at more than double the Democrats – once the border is secure. What does this say about Obama pleasing his base?
American opinion as it relates to illegal immigration policy and health care reform according to the American Council for Immigration Reform(ANCIR) national poll on immigration and its impact on health care issues conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC, of 1,000 likely voters on August 26, 2009:
- 73% of likely voters agreed that hospitals should be allowed to inquire and collect data about the immigration status of those seeking Emergency Room care without affecting the legal requirement that they must provide emergency care. Just 18% said no.
- 77% of the respondents believed that providing health insurance to illegal immigrants will just encourage more illegal immigration.
- After receiving emergency medical care, if it is determined that an illegal immigrant will require long term follow-up medical care, 47% believed that the person should be deported to his/her home country. 38% believed care should be provided, but time and cost limits should be established for eventual deportation. Only 8% believed long term care should be provided in the U.S.
- 83% of likely voters were very or somewhat concerned that the United States will add 135 million people to its population in the next 40 years, 75% of which is due to immigration. Republicans (90%) were more concerned than Democrats (74%).
- 78% of likely voters were opposed to legalizing the status of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. with only 19% supporting it. 88% of African-Americans were opposed to legalization.
- 55% were opposed to a government insurance option under any national health care plan with 28% in favor and 17% not sure. 73% of Republicans were opposed with 11% in favor. A plurality of Democrats (47%) supported a government option with 34% opposed and 19% unsure.
Based on ALL the numbers – Obama is not supporting the American peoples opinions and in some cases not even his own base. It appears to me Obama is simply supporting his own ideological point of view – as usual.
This Is The Real Racism In America.
When are people going to understand that there is nothing racist about wanting our laws enforced. Our laws provide for a pathway to citizenship – people choose not to follow the law. There are thousands of agencies across this country that will assist immigrants with the paperwork and costs involved.
There is simply no excuse for us to allow a complete disregard for our people and laws. Hey Obama – what happened to – we are a nation of laws???
Remember – “illegal” immigrants bombed the twin towers………………
According to the Department of Justice press release on August 5, 2009.
JOSE DE JESUS GARCIA GUZMAN, age 32, a resident of Mexico, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to thirteen (13) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Berrigan ordered that GUZMAN be placed on three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.
According to court documents, on April 29, 2009, GUZMAN pled guilty to one count of an indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana without the Attorney General or Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, having expressly consented to his re-application for admission into the United States. GUZMAN’s sentence was subject to an enhancement based on a previous felony conviction.
The case was investigated by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.
Press release on August 6, 2009.
OFELIA ODELIA RUBIO, age 35, a resident of Mexico, was charged in a one-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for illegal re-entry by an alien previously removed, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to the indictment, on approximately June 26, 2009, RUBIO, an alien who had previously been removed and deported from the United States, was found in the United States within the Eastern District of Louisiana, without having obtained consent from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States. The indictment also alleges that RUBIO has a previous felony conviction.
If convicted, RUBIO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.
Something seems to be missing from these court cases – deportation.
Both of these persons have been convicted of prior felony convictions. Why are the citizens expecting to pay to house these people when we can barely afford to take care of our own?
More importantly – how on earth can he be given 3 years probation if they’re not legally in the US? Based on our current immigration laws, if you are convicted of illegally entering our Country you are no longer eligible to legally enter our Country. However, if you commit felonies in our Country our system will allow you to stay on probation?
In the State of Louisiana there have been 39 illegal aliens indicted or convicted since January 2009. Based on the most current data (2001) from the Department of Justice, the cost to maintain prisoners in Federal prison is approximately $22,632 per year. These prisoners have a possible impact of $882,648 in costs just to house them and an additional approx. $117,000 in probation costs (assuming a 3 year probation). A total cost of almost a million dollars ($999,648).
According to data provided to the NY Times New Blog by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, the cost of deportation would be approximately $7,833 per person or a total cost of $305,500. A savings of at least $694,500.
Remember this is only the costs related to 39 persons in one State.
Obama/Holder – I thought we were a Nation of Laws?