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October 18, 2005

US security chief strives to expel all illegal immigrants

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues

SGE.SJI30.181005154659.photo00.quicklook.default-165x245.jpegGood news if true. Illegal immigrants are here in our country i-l-l-e-g-a-l-l-y, and have broken U.S. law by crossing our borders. In other words, they're criminals.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said his department aims without exception to expel all those who enter the United States illegally.

"Our goal at DHS (Homeland Security) is to completely eliminate the 'catch and release' enforcement problem, and return every single illegal entrant, no exceptions.

"It should be possible to achieve significant and measurable progress to this end in less than a year," Chertoff told a Senate hearing.

Thousands of "Mexicans who are caught entering the United States illegally are returned immediately to Mexico. But other parts of the system have nearly collapsed under the weight of numbers. The problem is especially severe for non-Mexicans apprehended at the southwest border," Chertoff explained.""

"Today, a non-Mexican illegal immigrant caught trying to enter the United States across the southwest border has an 80 percent chance of being released immediately because we lack the holding facilities," he added.

"Through a comprehensive approach, we are moving to end this 'catch and release' style of border enforcement by reengineering our detention and removal process."

Riehl World View asks if its "political pandering, or a new approach, and wonders whose going to "hold the ACLU back."

I'm anxious to see if this is real or not, and how long it will take the liberals and the ACLU to bemoan what should have been done years ago.

Posted by Richard at October 18, 2005 8:10 PM

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