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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 11:12 AM

Trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

PHOENIX (AP) - To build his highly touted deportation force, President Donald Trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.

The program received scant attention during a week in which Trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees from Middle Eastern countries.

But the program could end up having a significant impact on immigration enforcement around the country, despite falling out of favor in recent years amid complaints that it promotes racial profiling.

More than 60 police and sheriff's agencies had the special authority as of 2009, applying for it as the nation's immigration debate was heating up. Since then, the number has been halved and the effort scaled back as federal agents ramped up other enforcement programs and amid complaints officers weren't focusing on the goal of catching violent offenders and instead arrested immigrants for minor violations, like driving with broken tail lights.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/20170129_ap_aa172d93370d4cef904417b327ae1638.html



Political agenda, racial profiling. Wonder who will pay for local costs of enforcement? Yeah. Taxpayers.

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Reply Trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown (Original post)
bucolic_frolic Jan 2017 OP
Baitball Blogger Jan 2017 #1
lark Jan 2017 #3
Baitball Blogger Jan 2017 #10
LisaL Jan 2017 #12
Baitball Blogger Jan 2017 #13
underpants Jan 2017 #2
beachbum bob Jan 2017 #4
ananda Jan 2017 #5
dalton99a Jan 2017 #6
mopinko Jan 2017 #7
C_U_L8R Jan 2017 #8
mrmpa Jan 2017 #9
LisaL Jan 2017 #11
demmiblue Jan 2017 #14

Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 11:14 AM

1. I saw that one coming a mile away.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 11:17 AM

3. OMG, that could lead to another horrible fascist promise.

Drumpf has said that he wants a law that police can't be tried for murder when they kill someone, regardless of the circumstances. The worst is yet to come folks, strap in. It's going to be a long and potentially blood resist.

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Response to lark (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 12:09 PM

10. Yup. That "police can kill with impunity" meme is going around on Facebook.

"Like if you agree." And people are marking "yes" because they don't see what's coming next.

Trump is definitely moving us into some very dangerous area that resembles the kind of thing you would see in dictatorships and fascist countries.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 12:18 PM

12. How do they not see what is coming next?

It's insane.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

13. Because our country has followed a very discriminatory policy for ages.

Don't you remember the absolutes this country has relied on for too long? You don't question authority, and that includes the police. Especially the police. Which is why everything is so lopsided today. They just cover for each other and abuse their power against anyone who gets in the way. It's their abusive overreaches which created a need for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 11:15 AM

2. Kin I szee yah pApersz?

This is ridiculous

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 11:18 AM

4. good luck with that without offering more funds...local police deptaments have real work to do

 

besides immigration is NOT a local issue to enforce

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 11:18 AM

5. Organize and resist!

This must not happen, period!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 11:27 AM

6. Sure enough

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 11:44 AM

7. big cities have already said nyet.

chicago, new york, la. i think they are all on record.
correct me if i'm wrong.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 11:49 AM

8. The only local police he'll get are in South Bumbfuck

Here in the liberal cities, we uphold human rights.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 12:08 PM

9. Fugitive Slave Act...

God, somebody paid attention in Social Studies Class, but they probably didn't participate in any discussions.

the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 penalized officials who did not arrest an alleged runaway slave, and made them liable to a fine of $1,000 (about $29,000 in present-day value). Law-enforcement officials everywhere were required to arrest people suspected of being a runaway slave on as little as a claimant's sworn testimony of ownership. The suspected slave could not ask for a jury trial or testify on his or her own behalf.[6] In addition, any person aiding a runaway slave by providing food or shelter was subject to six months' imprisonment and a $1,000 fine. Officers who captured a fugitive slave were entitled to a bonus or promotion for their work.

Slave owners needed only to supply an affidavit to a Federal marshal to capture an escaped slave. Since a suspected slave was not eligible for a trial, the law resulted in the kidnapping and conscription of free blacks into slavery, as suspected fugitive slaves had no rights in court and could not defend themselves against accusations

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 12:11 PM

11. We all should start memorizing the line of

I love president Trump. He is the best thing since sliced bread.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 12:26 PM

14. To whoever had an issue with this post, it is obviously tongue-in-check.



Just stop it.

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