ICE Chief says he may not enforce immigration law
Do you know John Morton? He’s the chief of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Note the last word in his agency’s name. Enforcement.
That’s his job. Yet he says:
Echoing comments by President Barack Obama and others in the administration, Morton said that Arizona’s new law targeting illegal immigration is not “good government.” The law makes it a crime to be in the state illegally and requires police to check suspects for immigration paperwork.
Morton said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona officials. The best way to reduce illegal immigration is through a comprehensive federal approach, not a patchwork of state laws, he said.
“I don’t think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution,” Morton said.
It really doesn’t matter what you think, does it Mr. Morton – your job is to enforce the federal laws against illegal immigration. And if a state sends you “illegal immigrants” which it has rounded up, I don’t believe you should have or do have any other choice but to “process” them.