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March 28, 2007

Morristown NJ Looks to Halt Illegal Immigration

Via the Star-Ledger:

As hundreds of people protested and others turned out in support, Morristown's council last night endorsed the mayor's effort to have the town's police deputized as federal immigration officers.

"We are looking for lawbreakers and that is it," said Councilman Dick Tighe. "We're trying to take criminals off the streets, we're trying to take criminals out of the country."

Mayor Donald Cresitello has asked the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement to train and deputize up to 10 police officers so they can charge suspects with immigration violations and order them to appear in federal court, which could ultimately lead to deportation.

The mayor's action did not require the council's consent, but the panel approved his move in a 6-1 vote.

Morristown's police stand to be among the nation's first municipal forces to gain such powers. Only 10 law enforcement agencies now participate in the federal program: Florida and Alabama state police, and eight correctional institutions. About 20 municipalities have applied, according to ICE.

More here.

Of course it's being called a "racist" and "non-tolerant" move by Hispanics. These terms usually pop up when a community does something to combat illegal immigrants. The idea is to take the focus away from what's really happening (people entering and living in the United States illegally) and create a phony human rights crisis. Meanwhile, communities like Morristown have to deal with rises in crime, as well as having to provide services like healthcare and education to non-citizens, which can be crippling to their economies.

I hope you noticed that the writer of this article was sure to mention how there were "hundreds" of protestors, but failed to give an estimate of how many supporters showed up.

The majority of Americans welcome legal immigrants and wish them well. After all, we all have immigrant pasts. But like any other nation, America has rules about how to enter our country if you want to live here. It's not a free-for-all. Those who don't abide by our rules should be tossed out on their bums. Not only are we tired of those who take advantage, we are tired of those who defend them using tired terms like "racism."

Best of luck to Morristown. I hope other cities and towns take their lead.

On a tip from Jeanette.

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Posted by Pam Meister at 08:46 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0) | Illegal Immigration

We're dealing with a similar situation here in the Dallas suburb of Farmer's Branch, where lawmakers and concerned citizens who want to enforce the law and stop the flow of illegals are branded as racists. Here's to hoping that Morristown, Farmer's Branch, and the rest of America hold fast against the current tide of political correctness.

Posted by: Reverse_Vampyr at March 28, 2007 02:10 PM

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