John Morton, the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said he plans to increase immigration enforcement in places such as Illinois, but he also said that ICE won’t necessarily process any illegal immigrants referred to them by the state of Arizona.
John Morton, who heads U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said his agency intends to expand the Secure Communities initiative, which gives police and sheriff’s departments access to a Homeland Security database that includes fingerprints. The initiative recently grew to include most of Chicago’s suburbs.
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.
Morton doesn’t think that immigration laws are the solution. Wow. I wonder if he knows that he’s not quite living up to his mission as the head of ICE?
ICE’s mission is to protect the security of the American people and homeland by vigilantly enforcing the nation’s immigration and customs laws.
The federal government hasn’t been enforcing our current immigration laws, so the states are starting to do it for them. There’s no good reason not to process illegals from Arizona. There’s no reason at all to continue ignoring our nation’s immigration laws. If he doesn’t like the job, maybe he should step down.
For Mr. Morton, like everyone else in the Obama Administration, it’s time to shit or get off the pot.