John Morton, Head of ICE Says He Will not Process Illegals Sent by AZ Immigration Law


The ICE-man cometh, or not in this case … Think the position by the Obama Administration is not completely political when it comes to illegals, think again?

Head of ICE refuses to do the job he was sworn to do. Since when are they allowed to pick and chose the laws they wish to enforce? It is his job to enforce the law, not to determine whether it is god or not.

John Morton, assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, says he will not process illegals that are sent to him by the Arizona Immigration law. Obama and his minions have called the AZ immigration law misguided and condemned it. All this while a resounding numbers of Americans are in favor of the law.

A top Department of Homeland Security official reportedly said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities.

John Morton, assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, made the comment during a meeting on Wednesday with the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune, the newspaper reports.

“I don’t think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution,” Morton told the newspaper.

Via the Gateway Pundit, Charles Krauthammer called the Obama Administration “lawless.”

However, as Jammie Wearing Fool points out in 2008 ICE removed 72,000 illegals from Arizona. So why the change of heart? It could not be political could it? Why has the “I will bring America together” Obama Administration all but declaring war on Arizona?

The Phoenix office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was expecting a record year of deportations in 2008, but the final numbers exceeded predictions.

A news release just put out by ICE states the agency removed 72,955 illegal immigrants in its fiscal 2008, which ended in September, compared to 44,376 removed the previous year.

Stepped-up efforts by ICE’s little-known Detention and Removal Operations division, combined with a program to deport illegal immigrants straight from the Maricopa County Jail made the new record possible, as reported in a New Times feature article last month. New police policies are likely to keep those numbers growing in coming months, as the article detailed.

UPDATE I: NRO has an interesting take as to why it is ok to spend millions on the US-Canadian border in Vermont and for some reason we can’t do the same on the southern border with Mexico where there is a real problem. Who knew those pesky Canadians were the real illegal immigration issue?

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “John Morton, Head of ICE Says He Will not Process Illegals Sent by AZ Immigration Law”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on May 22nd, 2010 8:58 pm

      If this guy thinks he can selectively enforce the law, he needs to be charged with treason against the country and placed in prison. After all, he took an oath to uphold the laws of the USA.
      Barry and his boys are all about tearing apart the United States. This is just another way to accomplish that mission.

    2. Its Me on May 23rd, 2010 2:52 pm

      Why hasnt this guy been fired? If ICE wont do there job lets send some more tents, barbed wire and pink underwear down there. Let the local law inforcement deal with them. Hell, just feed them beans, chile peppers and water. That will cost less than letting the run the streets.

    3. Its Me on May 23rd, 2010 5:30 pm

      There is that hispanic program on TV on sunday nights. I thinks its called Rivera or somthing like that. Mostly Hispanics giving there opinions on how our country should be run. I wonder what they will have to say about this?

    4. Realist on May 23rd, 2010 10:25 pm

      Sounds more like John “Moron” Morton is heading another ICE – (Illegal and Criminal Entitlements). He should be fired for refusal to act on a federal law.

    5. MH on May 26th, 2010 2:37 pm

      I am trying to find out the Email address of John Morton Asst Sec of Homeland Security. If anyone knows please list….then we can all blast his office with not enforcing the law of the land………..he needs to go out of office right along with Obama……….and the rest of the “gang” who are not enforcing our laws and protecting our constitution………….Does anyone know how we can impeach Obama for not complying with the constitution which he promised to defend?

    6. Carol on June 10th, 2010 1:48 pm

      D.C has clearly lost it’s mind.
      We have a gapping hole on the western borders in America.
      We watched the love feast in the Rose Garden with Pres. Calderon lecturing us on USA law Further bashing AZ.
      We in AZ are holding the line for the security of all of America and you Sir sit silently in total failure to do your job.
      How can this happen in America?
      Whonm do you want to blow the lid off of the terrorist connection? AZ, Homeland Security? Eric Holder or YOU?
      At least have the common sence to resign
      You Sir are a failure.

      pisssed -off in AZ

    7. DAVEW on June 16th, 2010 7:04 pm

      Where can i find an email address for John Morton? Have you seen the article on the new country club for illegals before deportation? Enough is enough

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