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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Formed in 2003 as part of the federal government's response to the 9/11 attacks, ICE's mission is to protect the security of the American people and homeland by vigilantly enforcing the nation's immigration and customs laws.
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First, after a second-grade girl in a suburban Maryland school quizzed Michelle Obama about whether the president would be deporting her mother because she "doesn't have papers" documenting her U.S. citizenship, officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that they would not be trying to locate the parent in question. They have also announced that they will not deport the girl's mother if she were to surface.
"ICE is a federal law enforcement agency that focuses on smart, effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes criminal aliens who pose a threat to our communities," ICE spokesman Matthew Chandler told the Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe. "Our investigations are based on solid law enforcement work and not classroom Q and As."
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
And even though I disagree with Az's law,
By the way, I support ICE in not dealing with the people Arizona's law catches. It IS a federal problem and it's for the FEDs to handle. I know, they're not doing their job, but threatening and pressuring this way is NOT the way to get it done, IMO.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
I just caught a confirmation segment on Fox News on this very issue and will update later with a link to this story..
So now we have the Federal agency, entrusted to enforce Federal immigration statutes saying they may not process any illegals resulting from Arizona's new law on immigration.
This get's crazier and crazier every day..
(visit the link for the full news article)
Originally posted by djvexd
Well here is the issue with that. ICE's mission, from it's gov't website I might add, is:" Formed in 2003 as part of the federal government's response to the 9/11 attacks, ICE's mission is to protect the security of the American people and homeland by vigilantly enforcing the nation's immigration and customs laws. "
Originally posted by djvexd
Problem is: AZ's law is nothing more than a re-stating of the federal-law.
They are getting into this pissing match and guarnatee you this, that the bottom-feeder lawyers are watching this and putting together thier legal briefs right now.
Originally posted by conspiracy nut
reply to post by projectvxn
it only costed you hundreds of dollars? someone on here posted that costs close to $30,000 to become legal...sounds like a few hundred dollars is a good deal, and i doubt the illegals would be paying coyotes $2000 to cross if the knew it only costs hundreds not thousands to come over...