John R. Houk
© November 9, 2011
Read the John Morton memo written as a matter to prioritize enforce of the law relating to illegal aliens in America:
In light of the large number of administrative violations the agency is charged with addressing and the limited enforcement resources the agency has available, ICE must prioritize the use of its enforcement personnel, detention space, and removal resources to ensure that the removals the agency does conduct promote the agency's highest enforcement priorities, namely national security, public safety, and border security. (Reading the Morton Memo: Federal Priorities and Prosecutorial Discretion; By Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia; Immigration Policy Center; December 2010; Introduction)
For Liberals the Morton Memo enables Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to demonstrate mercy in deporting illegal aliens if they sneaked in and managed to hang around for awhile, produce some anchor babies and/or hang around aliens that have become citizens via the legal path or have legal resident documentation. Thus ICE is to concentrate on illegal aliens that have demonstrated the action of violent crimes. That sounds all altruistic, warm and fuzzy – right?
For Conservatives the Morton Memo is an open door with a sign that might say - “Welcome to America all ye illegal aliens” that desire to flood the American system of government with taxpayer supported free education, medicine and welfare. AND if you happen to break a minor law such as speeding or driving without insurance or working illegally while not paying the same taxes American citizens pay you get a pass because Liberals thinking altruistically wants to make sure the illegal undocumented crowd is well taken care of. After all Hispanic-Americans are the largest growing segment of Americans that prefer another culture rather than the culture handed down by America’s Founding Fathers.
What happened to American cultural solidarity with E Pluribus Unum – Out of the many, ONE?
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has a post explaining the reasons why the Morton Memos are bad immigration policy.
JRH 11/9/11 (Hat Tip: Vicki)