posted on Aug, 26 2006 @ 09:10 PM
DHS Michael Chertoff announced on Wednesday that the US has adopted a new policy that changes the old and highly criticized practice of catch and
release to one of catch and remove. There is only one problem and a big one as I see it. It apparently only applies to Non_Mexicans
The United States has ended the much-criticized practice of releasing most non-Mexicans caught crossing the borders illegally, Homeland Security
Secretary Michael Chertoff announced Wednesday.
"As of the last several weeks, we have essentially been at 100 percent catch-and-remove in our Southern and Northern border," Chertoff said.
Although he stopped short of declaring victory, he said the development shows "a change in the momentum" in the effort to halt illegal
The Bush administration has been under pressure to stop the so-called "catch-and-release" policy, under which two-thirds of non-Mexicans caught
trying to cross into the United States illegally were set free, after being instructed to appear in court later. Most vanished into the U.S.
Only those deemed to be a security risk or with violent criminal records were automatically detained, since U.S. immigration authorities lacked the
bed space to keep them while arrangements could be made to send them to their home countries, usually in Central or South America. Mexican migrants,
by contrast, could be sent back across the border immediately, and so did not require detention facilities.
Cox News Service
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Granted it is a step in the right direction, however, I am wondering why they did not apply the practice to ALL
Illegals? Essentially what
they are doing is putting a bandaid on an injury that requires major surgery.
Or is this perhaps just to throw us off track to garner election votes?
[edit on 8/26/2006 by shots]