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Old 06-18-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has sharply ratcheted up prosecutions of illegal immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in the past year, with increases so dramatic that immigration offenses now account for as much as half of the nation's federal criminal caseload.

In the widening crackdown, administration officials prosecuted 9,350 illegal immigrants on federal criminal charges in March, a 73 percent increase over prosecutions last year and an all-time high, according to statistics released Tuesday. Convicted people have received jail sentences averaging about one month.
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Be afraid illegals; be very afraid, you lawbreakers.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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"The reason this works is because these illegal migrants come to realize that violating the law will not simply send them back to try over again, but will require them to actually serve some short period of time in a jail or prison setting, and will brand them as having been violators of the law," Chertoff said. "That has a very significant deterrent impact."
This is long overdue. Excellent!
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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A few thousand down and some 20 mil to go!
Its a start though and better late than never

Last edited by WildWestDude; 06-18-2008 at 09:05 PM..
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Be afraid illegals; be very afraid, you lawbreakers.
I'd be hopping up and down for this news, if this wasn't being done during an election year which raises suspicion for the GOP trying to save their butts.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, North Carolina
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I'd be hopping up and down for this news, if this wasn't being done during an election year which raises suspicion for the GOP trying to save their butts.
Yah think? El presidente jorge, an open border globalist, has stepped up his dog and pony shows but there are still up to 10,000 illegal aliens breaking in a day, each and every day, day after day. He can afford to prosecute a couple of hundred illegals a day, can't he?
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:44 AM
 
Location: California
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I'd be hopping up and down for this news, if this wasn't being done during an election year which raises suspicion for the GOP trying to save their butts.
Now youre using your noodle!
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:08 AM
 
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How many employers of illegal immigrants have been prosecuted and convicted?
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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How many employers of illegal immigrants have been prosecuted and convicted?
Irrelevant.

The threat of the above is having its intended effect---------illegals; most of whom happen to be Mestizo (Hispanic) are definitely thinning out here in Arizona.
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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Irrelevant.

The threat of the above is having its intended effect---------illegals; most of whom happen to be Mestizo (Hispanic) are definitely thinning out here in Arizona.
How is that irrelevant? As long as there are employers giving them jobs, they will come.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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I agree its easier to nail the Employers and take away the Incentive.
Create a foolproof system to determine if someone is illegal nor not.
Slap HUGE fines on Employers who hire Illegals.
You will see a massive outflow of Illegals!
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