Obama Suspends 287(g) Federal-State Immigration Enforcement Program

Monday, June 25th, 2012 and is filed under Blog, Immigration

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The imperial presidency continues.  Just hours after the Supreme Court ruled that Arizona police officers may check the immigration status of illegals who are apprehended and report them to federal officers, Obama has decided to cancel the 287(g) program.  This, from Fox News:

Federal officials said the program known as 287(g) would be immediately suspended. That program was a partnership between federal and local governments, and allowed local authorities to make immigration-based arrests.

Officials also said Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be selective in responding to the expected increase in calls from Arizona and other police agencies about immigration status of people they pull over. Officials said ICE will not respond to the scene unless the person in question meets certain criteria — such as being wanted for a felony.

So will Republicans speak out against this egregious violation of our laws?  Where’s Mitt Romney, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell?
Why in the world do they think it’s a political liability to speak out against Obama for violating laws that are popular with the public?  Ironically, hours before the Supreme Court issued the Arizona decision, Rasmussen published a poll showing that Americans favored upholding Arizona’s SB 1070 by a whopping 55-26 margin.  What is it going to take for them to stop running away from our most winning issues?
Another consummate example of the life and times of the #stupidparty.