Sheriffs from Around U.S. Say President Does Not Have Their Support
Sheriffs from across the nation traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to refute Obama’s remarks that his amnesty plan had the support of law enforcement. Instead, the group of officers hammered down on the Department of Homeland Security’s 10-point plan and added that the executive plot would further threaten public safety in their communities.
The sheriffs stood alongside three members of Congress, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.); Sen. David Vitter (R-La.); and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Texas). Many sheriffs unable to be present at the press conference were represented through the attending sheriffs. At one point, Sheriff Sam Page of Rockingham County, N.C., presented Sessions and Vitter with a list of 30 other sheriffs just in North Carolina, also furious over how the president has tied their hands in terms of enforcing immigration laws.
http://immigrationreform.com/2014/12/12 ... r-support/
Please cite to us the legal authority that a county sheriff has to enforce federal law.
But the oaths are similar...
Strange that the federal government requires that sheriffs and peace officers are obligated to enforce federal law such as drug enforcement, despite California law to the contrary, but are restricted from enforcing federal law on immigration.. Political cherry picking??
[ Required Oath of Office ] LINK
[ Source: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.const/.article_20 ]
SEC. 3. Members of the Legislature, and all public officers and employees, executive, legislative, and judicial, except such inferior officers and employees as may be by law exempted, shall, before they enter upon the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation:
"I, ___________________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.
"And I do further swear (or affirm) that I do not advocate, nor am I a member of any party or organization, political or other- wise, that now advocates the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of the State of California by force or violence or other unlawful means; that within the five years immediately preceding the taking of this oath (or affirmation) I have not been a member of any party or organization, political or other-wise, that advocated the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of the State of California by force or violence or other unlawful means except as follows:
Better clean up your board signature, RP.... Enemies both foreign and domestic....
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I think the term "enforce" is used loosely. A sheriff is just one part of the process of enforcing laws. It also requires a prosecutor (city prosecutor, district attorney or US Attorney) to bring the defendant in front of the court.
Are you trying to tell us that a city prosecutor or district attorney can "enforce" federal immigration laws because they take an oath as well?
I can easily post a long list of reasons why he shouldn't do it. Can you come up with positive reasons why he should?
Secure Communities cross-checks the fingerprints of every person arrested by state and local police against a variety of federal databases, including a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) database of immigration law violators. Deportable aliens who are identified through the Secure Communities program are turned over to ICE, rather than released on bail. The new policy will dramatically limit the number of deportable aliens in state and local jails who ICE takes action against.287(g) was a congressionally established program that trained local police to identify and detain illegal aliens. It was effective in providing ICE with a pipeline to identify deportable aliens. It has since been entirely phased out by the Obama administration.
The ICE announcement in 2012 was obviously part of the Obama administration's efforts to prevent state and local authorities from playing a role in immigration enforcement.
Now, the Secure Communities program is to be replaced with a new "Priority Enforcement Program (PEP)" ... that uses electronic matching of fingerprints to identify alien criminals in near-real-time among the people arrested by police nationwide.
http://www.fairus.org/news/Obama-admini ... ommunities
The Obama administration deported a record 438,421 unauthorized immigrants in fiscal year 2013, continuing a streak of stepped up enforcement that has resulted in more than 2 million deportations since Obama took office, newly released Department of Homeland Security data show.
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/20 ... h-in-2013/
Sorry, I'm against deporting American citizens. That's a far greater wrong than allowing their parents to stay and raise them.
Just goes to show how wrong political correctness is, no logic to it at all.
Brooke/Bev/BJMac/NoDoubt: What steps have you taken to get the Constitution amended to end birthright citizenship other than blathering about it on a widely read forum? Talk is cheap.
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Please don't ban me.
What have you done to amend the Constitution to get rid of birthright citizenship other that bleat on a WIDELY read forum? Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words.