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7/26/2012

Obama Deports the Criminals First — Unless the Illegal Says He Went to High School

Filed under: 2012 Election,General,Immigration,Obama — Patterico @ 6:39 pm

Because if he went to high school, Obama says let him go:

In a startling allegation, the president of the union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers claimed illegal immigrants are “taking advantage” of a new directive allowing some undocumented residents who came to the U.S. as children to stay in the country. Union boss Chris Crane said the policy ends up allowing illegal immigrants to avoid detention without any proof — particularly so-called “dreamers,” or those illegal immigrants who would benefit under the “DREAM Act” proposal, which Congress has not passed but the administration has partially implemented.

“Prosecutorial discretion for dreamers is solely based on the individual’s claims. Our orders are if an alien says they went to high school, then let them go,” he said at a press conference with GOP senators. “Officers have been told that there is no burden for the alien to prove anything. … At this point we don’t even know why DHS has criteria at all, as there is no requirement or burden to prove anything on the part of the alien.

“We believe that significant numbers of people who are not dreamers are taking advantage of this practice to avoid arrest,” he said.

Crane cited one case in which, he said, an immigrant facing criminal charges was let go under the policy. Further, he complained that officers are “under threat of losing their jobs” if they defy the policy.

Illegals: don’t forget to vote for Obama! And remember: you don’t need ID!

12 Comments

  1. The Obama administration is completely lawless.

    Comment by SPQR (26be8b) — 7/26/2012 @ 6:55 pm

  2. Clearly, attending high school provides sufficient brain washing to count on said illegal to vote appropriately and illegally in the election.

    Comment by AZ Bob (1c9631) — 7/26/2012 @ 7:38 pm

  3. I would say this is all working out just like the administration hoped it would.

    However, there seems to be quite a glitch in their system:

    Crane cited one case in which, he said, an immigrant facing criminal charges was let go under the policy.

    And yet,

    The prioritization under this administration has been to fast-track for deportation those accused of serious criminal offenses and potentially give a reprieve to those who aren’t.

    Make up your minds, people, either the criminals are the priority and get deported or the policy needs to be severely overhauled to prevent the criminals from doing the very thing IC says they are preventing.

    Comment by Dana (5ae38e) — 7/26/2012 @ 7:43 pm

  4. Ask them to say the alphabet. If they are unable to, that would be irrefutable proof that they went through the public education system.

    Comment by Gazzer (b9d4fc) — 7/26/2012 @ 8:10 pm

  5. This one if some fun at the expense of a much deserving Brian Williams…

    http://freebeacon.com/incredibly-boring-white-guy-gets-snubbed-by-romney/

    This one talks about the chaos at the border due to 0bama’s inane policies…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb2_3R6oHSQ

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (763f9e) — 7/26/2012 @ 8:15 pm

  6. Leech enough, you get to leech forever. Entitlement.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 7/26/2012 @ 8:23 pm

  7. Comment by Gazzer — 7/26/2012 @ 8:10 pm

    Yes, but such types of “intelligence tests” were declared unconstitutional by the Supremes when it comes to voting qualifications.
    Does that mean that when they fail, indicating high-school attendance, they must then be registered under Motor-Voter?

    Comment by AD-RtR/OS! (2bb434) — 7/26/2012 @ 9:43 pm

  8. How long before the full weight of the federal bureaucracy comes down hard on Chris Crane? I mean, to make allegations against Dear Leader — in an election year? He better hope that there are no questions about his past ten years of tax returns.

    Comment by JVW (edec8d) — 7/26/2012 @ 9:51 pm

  9. I used to think “What a Country”, was a good thing. Now, not so much.

    Comment by mg (44de53) — 7/27/2012 @ 2:27 am

  10. Why bother lifting your veto pen when you can just raise your middle finger?

    Comment by Icy (5ef891) — 7/27/2012 @ 7:04 am

  11. I apologize for going off-topic but here’s another kind of trespasser — although this one is humorous (except to the homeowners).

    Comment by DRJ (a83b8b) — 7/27/2012 @ 7:49 am

  12. Immigration documents are just so much old paper. They can’t be allowed to bind the children of today.

    Same goes for the Constitution. It’s just paper, prepared in the past. Who knows what they really meant when they wrote that.

    Come to think of it, the deed to my home is also just an old document – gee, I wonder whether that really means anything any more?

    Comment by Amphipolis (d3e04f) — 7/27/2012 @ 7:50 am

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