Freedom Folks

Monday, March 26, 2007

Washington Is Not Our Savior!

Source: nashvillecitypaper

Or: 287g works!
Nashville Authorities Say New 287(g) Agreement Will Catch Immigrants Before They Commit More Serious Crimes

"Late last year, Metro Police arrested a 29-year-old Nashville Hispanic male after Youth Services detectives were called to Centennial Pediatric Hospital, where doctors just told his 13-year-old stepdaughter that she was pregnant. According to police, when asked who the father was, the 13-year-old girl said it had to be her stepfather . . . As they currently do with all foreign-born inmates, Davidson County sheriff’s deputies forwarded the Hispanic male’s information to the federal immigration database in Vermont. Vermont responded -- as they do when the arresting charge is as serious as murder or child rape -- and within a week it was confirmed that this particular individual had entered the United States illegally."

"Under Sheriff Daron Hall’s 287 (g) program, which is designed to instantly screen every foreign-born person brought to jail by Metro Police, this immigrant male would, though, have been identified as having been an illegal alien had police brought him to jail after his 2001 arrest for having false identification. Had 287(g) been active in 2001, Hall said it is likely that he would have been released with an official Notice to Appear (NTA) before a federal immigration judge in Memphis to prove his immigration status."
Said it before, I'll say it again: Washington Is Not Our Savior!

Of course don't get too happy just yet!

H/T Dan Stein

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