Quotes Of The Day: Do You Really Trust These Guys To Enforce Immigration Law?

“Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff promised Tuesday to end the “catch and release” policy that has allowed tens of thousands of non-Mexican illegal aliens to disappear within the United States.

“Return every single illegal entrant — no exceptions,” Chertoff said in prepared testimony to a Senate Judiciary Committee (search) hearing on proposals to overhaul the immigration system.

…Chertoff said that the nearly 900,000 Mexicans who are caught entering United States every year are returned immediately to Mexico, “but other parts of the system have nearly collapsed under the weight of numbers.”” — October 18, 2005

“Local police said they intercepted 20 illegal Mexican immigrants, but were ordered by immigration officials to let them go free.

Belmont County Sheriff Fred Thompson said his officers were instructed by federal immigration services to let all 20 illegal immigrants go free, and said his department has no choice but to follow the orders from immigration officials.” — June 20, 2006

Update #1 A change from the original post was made. One more paragraph was added to the October 18, 2005 quote.

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