It’s great to read that 3,000 people are being deported and a mere 2% of them were gang members. 25% of the people arrested supposedly committed a serious crime, but what about the other 75% who are most assuredly hard working people?
I’d like to hear what those 75% were arrested for.
“We need to regain the public’s confidence when it comes to illegal immigration, and to do that we must secure our borders and enforce the laws we have now,” Sen. Alexander said.
What the public needs is compassion not a police state.
No pro-migrant person supports violent criminals of any sort, but these programs terrorize communities as people who “fit the description” are often though of immediately as undocumented.
Program Targets Nearly 3,000 Illegal Immigrants For Deportation – UC Daily News
Story Published: Mar 24, 2008 at 4:31 PM CDT
NASHVILLE, TENN. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) along with U.S. Representatives Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today joined Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall and other local officials here to mark the one-year anniversary of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) immigration enforcement program that has targeted nearly 3,000 illegal immigrants for removal from Davidson County.
The lawmakers said these numbers prove that DHS’s 287(g) program has been a success in enforcing immigration laws and removing illegal immigrants from the Nashville area, and that it is time to install an immigration judge in Nashville. The 287(g) program provides federal immigration enforcement training for Davidson County Sheriff’s Deputies, who are then able to check the immigration status of individuals being held in the county jail and initiate deportation proceedings if they are determined to be in the country illegally.
Advocates Cite Rising Fear as Police Become Immigration Law Enforcers
New America Media, Commentary, NAM Editors, Posted: Jul 18, 2007