Immigration Enforcement

Manassas Virginia adopts tough 287(g) agreement

From Black Velvet:

By Greg L | 26 February 2008 | Illegal Aliens, Manassas Politics | 31 Comments

The Manassas City Council endorsed a very tough agreement with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Section 287(g) with another unanimous vote that I understand will now form the template for all other 287(g) agreements in the area. As is common with these agreements, there’s a long list of crimes which will trigger a screening for legal status, and this is one of the most extensive I’ve seen. The various agreements in Prince William County, and even in Manassas Park are currently being negotiated to be consistent with what Manassas City will have in place, or are in the process of being amended, and soon the entire area will have one set of rules that span all the participating jurisdictions and law enforcement agencies, making it much easier for shared services such as the Adult Detention Center.


February 28, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Local Sheriffs Doing What Feds Will Not: Immigration Enforcement

Blue Sheepdog:

February 24th, 2008

I’ll stay away from the geo-political issues surrounding the debate of illegal immigration and stick to just what I know: illegal immigration is …well… illegal. At some point, the laws may change, but for now there are a lot of people who are in the United States illegally.

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are overworked, understaffed, and at the political whims of their bosses. While the individual agents are doing the best job they can, the fact is ICE is not able to adequately enforce the immigrations laws in the USA.
What I find to be especially disturbing is that illegal immigrants who are arrested for crimes in the United States are rarely picked up or deported by ICE.


February 26, 2008 Posted by | 287 g, 287(g), Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Harris County Texas Judicial candidate, Charles Bacarisse, works to improve Criminal Alien Program(CAP)

HOUSTON — Conservative leader Charles Bacarisse today saluted officials in Travis and Bexar counties for following his lead and partnering with the federal government to help identify and deport undocumented convicted felons rather than releasing them back onto Texas streets.

As a San Antonio Express-News story “U.S., local immigration teamwork is hailed” (go to…) details, the Criminal Alien Program (CAP) operated for many years as an informal arrangement between federal agents and local authorities across the country without a centralized tracking system.


February 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Democrat New Jersey Senate leader, Stephen Sweeney wants to stop businesses from hiring illegal aliens

|Associated Press Writer

TRENTON, N.J. – A New Jersey Senate leader said he will push legislation to punish businesses who knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.

Senate Majority Leader Stephen Sweeney said his decision comes after a federal judge upheld an Arizona law that prohibits businesses from knowingly hiring illegal immigrants and yanks the business licenses of those that do.


February 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Arizona E-Verify sign-ups top 18,000

From OneOldVet:

Construction, hospitality, high-tech firms have the highest number of registrations

As the number of Arizona employers enrolled in E-Verify grows, a picture has emerged of the industries taking part the most in the federal worker-verification program.

Industries involved with construction, high-tech and hospitality are among those with the highest number of employers signed up for E-Verify. They also tend to be the industries with the most firms and employees, according to an Arizona Republic analysis.


February 14, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Criminal Alien Program assists deportation of illegal immigrants

Hernán Rozemberg

The rapid growth of a little-known program that teams federal agents with local authorities to identify and deport jailed immigrants is being embraced as a way to reduce crime and illegal immigration simultaneously. The expansion has been felt throughout South Central Texas, with 22 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents added to the area last year.


February 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 3 Comments

Two New York towns vie to become first in 287(g) enforcement

By Leah Rae
The Journal News • February 10, 2008

While Danbury, Conn., is in an uproar over a plan to partner with immigration agents, officials in Brewster and Suffern are quietly moving ahead with proposals for something similar.
Both villages want to send local police officers for training so that they could identify criminals who are undocumented, detain them on immigration charges and place them in deportation proceedings.

February 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 6 Comments

Illegal Immigration: Issue Or Lifestyle?

Thursday January 31st 2008, 8:01 am
Filed under: Bob Parks, Politics, Vox Populi

As I was watching last night’s little hissy fit called a “Republican Debate”, I noted just how out of touch these two men are when it comes to the issues that affect millions of Americans on a daily basis.

john-and-mitt.jpgOne has collected a government payroll check almost his entire adult life, while the other is a business/political elitist who is fairly well insulated from the policies he imposes on others. And after all that, they would have us believe they understand what we mere citizens deal with on a daily basis.

I beg to differ….


February 1, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment