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1/31/2011

Sheriff of the Year: Napolitano Full of Crap on the Problem of Illegals

Filed under: General,Immigration — Patterico @ 6:53 am

He says illegal alien crime is an increasing problem:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, delivering her first State of Homeland Security address last Thursday, gave an upbeat account of her agency’s accomplishments, including its efforts on immigration and securing the U.S. border.

But Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu — named Sheriff of the Year last week by the National Sheriff’s Association — said Napolitano’s speech was selective in what it emphasized and what it did not disclose.

. . . . [Babeu] said [Napolitano’s] remarks did not reflect conditions on the ground in Arizona where in the last two years the amount of illegal drugs entering the state that have been confiscated by local authorities has doubled, and the number of pursuits of criminal illegal aliens has tripled.

“Why isn’t the secretary of homeland security speaking to these threats?” Babeu said in a telephone interview with CNSNews.com. “Why does she keep trying to convince us through argument that everything is just fine to the point that she’s trying to hypnotize us into believing this c–p.”

(Deletions in original.)

We’re in the very best of hands.

I guess when you can’t even identify illegal alien criminals as illegal aliens, it makes it easier to claim there is no problem with illegal alien criminals. From the Washington Post:

Salvador Portillo-Saravia, a member of the MS-13 street gang, was charged with raping an 8-year-old girl at her Fairfax County home last month. But he never should have been in Fairfax in the first place.

Federal officials deported Portillo-Saravia, of Sterling, to El Salvador in 2003, and he sneaked back in illegally. Now, officials are wondering why a much-touted federal program didn’t catch him before the rape.

Four weeks before the crime, Portillo-Saravia was in the Loudoun County jail for public intoxication. That’s when the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program, called Secure Communities, should have identified him as an illegal immigrant and he should have been taken into custody.

Loudoun authorities ran Portillo-Saravia’s fingerprints through a federal database, but despite the 2003 deportation, nothing was found. He was released after 12 hours behind bars.

The very best. Of hands.

Illegal immigrant crime continues to be a problem everywhere, but while you might see the legal status of a sexual offender mentioned by a Texas media source, good luck seeing it in the L.A. Times.

Speaking of sheriffs, by the way, Sheriff Lobo Dupnik is still trying to prove that rhetoric caused the Giffords shooting. L.N. Smithee has the details.

20 Responses to “Sheriff of the Year: Napolitano Full of Crap on the Problem of Illegals”

  1. Wacist!

    Dmac (498ece)

  2. The system worked. Napolitano just has to get those ICE employees to stop writing letters about how they are prevented from doing their jobs and stuff like that.

    daleyrocks (479a30)

  3. If they keep saying the border is as secure as it has ever been, then the open border advocates can keep pointing to her statements as proof we can have comprehensive immigration reform. How often has Alan Colmes or Geraldo Rivera tell us how many deportions the Obama administration has done? So what if it’s not true. Talking heads on tv know they aren’t under oath.

    MU789 (7df5ff)

  4. I am so glad she isn’t our governor anymore. At least she is screwing the whole country and not just Arizona.

    PatAZ (29affb)

  5. I assume no matter how flagrantly incompetent, being a governmental office, there is no way the family of the girl can sue anybody for leaving this guy on the street.

    I say there should be civil protests until the heads in ICE and their bosses who enable this stuff are kicked out of office. Who in their right mind is going to defend an MS-13 member who rapes an 8 year old?

    From my understanding, MS-13 members should have 1 supervised chance to renounce their ways, then given a one-way ticket to Devil’s Island (or the equivalent).

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  6. (Deletions in original.)

    CNSNews felt like they needed to censor “crap”? I’d love to see Bozell’s style guide.

    The “CSI phenomenon” isn’t going to lend much sympathy for stories like this. People just aren’t going to believe that ICE can’t match a fingerprint in 3 seconds from 20 different databases and such. Well, if they were interested in holding Napolitano accountable….

    carlitos (a3d259)

  7. “CNSNews felt like they needed to censor “crap”? I’d love to see Bozell’s style guide.”

    carlitos – Go to the original. I have no idea why Patterico felt obligated to include the parenthetical about deletions. Your snarky rejoinder is out of place based on a review of the actual article, IMHO.

    daleyrocks (479a30)

  8. Napolitano (or, borrowing from Mark Steyn, “Incompetano”) and Jennifer Granholm are — or were — on the short list of possible Supreme Court nominees. Ironic that a clueless Homeland Security Secretary and a disastrous governor are managing to fail upward, but of course being a Democrat always means that you are judged by your “good” intentions and not by your results.

    Maybe now that he has given us Sotomayor and Kagan, Obama thinks he has done enough for the gals for the time being, and can start to search for new interest groups (Asians come to mind) to pander to should another SCOUS seat become available.

    JVW (2206e5)

  9. The next SCOTUS nominee will be an African-American, since the one that’s there now doesn’t fit the plan.

    The gay Asian transgender nominee is second-in-line.

    Icy Texan (4763e3)

  10. I also like how they “cancel” the $1 billion virtual border fence every 3 months. This cancelling was going on even during the Bush days. Just stop paying Boeing for this crap and they will go away. What a bunch of idiots.

    “Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the lesson of the multimillion-dollar program is there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution for border security.” … “In a statement, Boeing said it is proud of the accomplishments of its team and the “unprecedented capabilities” delivered in the last year to assist the Border Patrol.”
    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jan/14/obama-administration-ends-high-tech-border-fence/

    Wesson (dc314c)

  11. Here’s a good article:
    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_17172444
    “Xochitlquetzal carries a serious demeanor, with broad shoulders that seem to support an unseen weight.

    None of this is surprising when Xochitlquetzal stares with large, dark, emotive eyes and begins to tell the story of growing up in California an undocumented immigrant and transgender.”

    Wesson (dc314c)

  12. The “Peter Principle” held that people would rise to their level of incompetence. The “Obama Collorary” states that, if Democrats, they will be promoted past their level of imcompetence.

    Longwalker (4e0dda)

  13. ““crap” is still censored in the google cache version.”

    carlitos – It’s not in the CNS version to which Patterico linked, so I don’t understand your point. The crap sentence is not even quoted in the post.

    The sentence Patterico started with the …. essentially deletes nothing from the CNS version he linked.

    daleyrocks (479a30)

  14. carlitos – Apoligies, now I see it on last line. I was focused on elipses.

    daleyrocks (479a30)

  15. Incompetano wouldn’t know border security if it came up and bit her large nincompooper, and her well indoctrinated sidekick Sheriff Schtupnik has all the reliable capabilities of a punctured condom.

    LeonidasOfSparta (c9c010)

  16. Napolitano full of stuff and nonsense, not to say crap? Say it ain’t so Joe!

    Mike Myers (0e06a9)

  17. carlitos – Apoligies, now I see it on last line. I was focused on ellipses.

    Comment by daleyrocks — 1/31/2011 @ 12:20 pm

    No worries. I blame Maureen Dowd.

    carlitos (a3d259)

  18. The Big Lake paper in Texas may state that the offender is an illegal, but you wont find that in the paper of record in the 4th largest city in the US, the largest in Texas, Houston. Here we scrupulously avoid telling our readers if criminals are illegal. A recent perp had been molesting children for 10yrs at a church – becoming “friends’ of the families. Couldnt speak a word of English. Yet no mention if he was illegal. Take a guess.

    Susan Harms (f44b52)


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