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I wasn't refuting the OP's argument, but rather calling out the absolute statement by the poster to whom I was responding with a little sarcasm.
As an aside; I genuinely didn't know that there was actual grey area regarding drug enforcement not actually being under the purview of the Federal Government.. Has there actually been jurisprudence president for that view?
The decision amounts to a rejection of requests by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for courts and law enforcement agencies to hold illegal immigrants, who are facing civil deportation orders, in custody for up to 48 hours after their cases are resolved.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that doing so amounts to a fresh arrest of the person that is not authorized by state law, in the first such ruling to apply to an entire state, according to Massachusetts’ attorney general.
While it is morally wrong in some cases, and only 5 very specific cases where it is illegal, the facts are that doing nothing is not a crime.
So I don’t think the harboring a fugitive is a valid crime, as the State is not actively hiding these people, nor are they preventing the federal government from finding these people.
The 2 quotes that you posted from me the first one was to show the points I was making.
The solution to this mess, ultimately will lie within the congress...
Even if all of the states were to participate and pick up every known illegal immigrant, the reality is that ICE would be unable to process them all or even deport them all. it does not have the funds or the manpower to handle that problem, it would crash and ultimately cause far more problems than it is worth.
Looking back at the history...
And neither party is interested in dealing with this or doing anything about it.
Now according to most who research this topic, California is no longer the destination for many illegal immigrants, as many are seeking to be elsewhere and the numbers are starting to reflect such. And as interesting as that, the number of the over the land crossing is decreasing, the greater number are flying in.
So the problem is that the way the Illegal immigrants are getting to the USA, combined with a department that is understaffed, underfunded, trying to do a job where the rules bind their hands and ability to do the job.
Now, let’s say for arguments sake the law gets struck down, it is possible.
I am not going to go with a wall.
However, I do have a far better idea... And it would be far more cost effective as well. And that is to use the military along the border.
The end result of HR 4526 is going to force the people back into the shadows.