Saturday, October 6, 2007
ICE Sweeps Stir Nationwide Controversey
Frank Eltman of the Associated Press reports:
Long Island officials complained loudly this week about a series of immigration raids, accusing federal agents of a "cowboy mentality" that could have put local police in harm's way.
The attack on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was so sharp that a congressman stepped in to try and broker a peace.
But such complaints are becoming increasingly common, with local officials from Nevada to Nassau County saying they are fed up with the federal war on illegal immigration. Click herefor the rest of the story.
You are such a bullshitter Horace. You pontificate from the far-right fringe as if you have the slightest clue what Americans think. There is no-doubt that there are tons of politically motivated bills pandering to your ilk but you are mistaken if you think these represent the majority of Americans. Moreover, NO ONE supports illegal immigration! MOST PEOPLE including vast numbers of Republicans believe that there should be clear, enforceable laws on immigration and a path for undocumented workers to become LEGAL. You delude yourself into believing that the pro reform movement is somehow pro-illegal immigration. You know who is pro illegal immigration. The pandering republican and democratic Senators who failed to pass reform before the break - keeping in place the current broken system of convuluted laws that few can understand (save the professors on this blog)and which do very little to deter illegal immigration.
Posted by: jms | Oct 11, 2007 11:33:35 AM
Of course complaints are becoming increasingly common, but the fact is that most citizens are in complete accord with ICE actions. It's only illegal alien sympathizers that are making shrill protests. The more success ICE has, the more shrill they get, but so what. You can't win professor. Professor Johnson was commenting on Eliot Spitzer's "doing the right thing" on giving driver's licenses to illegal aliens, but shortly thereafter Spitzer was hit from all sides with outrage from entire spectrum of New York politics. Although the governor has stated his dissatisfaction with ICE efforts, he is no way supported by the people of New York State. It is increasingly apparent that governor Spitzer is completely out of touch with his citizen constituency. The legislature of New York has threatened to sue him if he doesn't recant, and the country officials of New York state are in rebellion, having stated their refusal to comply. Elitist politicians, McCain, Lindsey Graham, Nancy Pelosi and others have objected to enforcement of our laws as well, and have been roundly rebuked because of it. You probably mistake them as representing their constituency, but backlashes from their constituents prove otherwise. The over 1400 anti-illegal immigration bills currently under consderation at state level, far outnumber the pro-illegal alien actions by sanctuary cities. These grass roots efforts best reflect the attitude of the American people. Face it professor, recent amnesty efforts by the Congress, actions that you were directly involved in, were not supported by the people, despite Pelosi's dismissal of them as a vocal minority. You delude yourself by thinking that there is a majority support of illegal immigration in this country, because there isn't. The federal government will never succeed in thrusting your agendas down the throats of the American people, and it is morally wrong for them to try.
Posted by: Horace | Oct 6, 2007 6:07:01 PM