The New York Times has reported that Federal immigration officials detained nine immigrants on January 6, 2010 in
These arrests were part of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation and are indicative of the enforcement first policy of President Obama. President Obama's immigration policy is virtually no different than his predecessor's, and may be worse because he has masked his policies in a veil of lies, and double talk. At least with Bush we knew where he stood on the issue.
ICE spokesperson Paula Grenier has openly acknowledged that when the agency's fugitive operations encounters an individual that may possibly be undocumented the policy is to detain them. Whatever happened to probable cause?
Moreover, the Obama administration has adopted an openly racist national security directive in airports by specifically targeting individuals who are coming to the
As an immigration advocate, and activist I can no longer sit idly by and quietly endure the draconian and unconstitutional policies of this President, and his administration. This is simply not change that I or our founding fathers can believe in.