Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Barack Obama - #4005 - DHS Suspends Immigration Agreements with Arizona in Wake of Court Ruling -Hot Air (2) Makes Very Little Sense - Why are Army Tanks Rolling Down Residential Roads for Training in St. Louis? - The Blaze

Via Ace, that headline makes it sound like O pulled the plug because the Court found most of the law unconstitutional. No sense in complying with a statute that’s no longer legally in effect, right? But no: The section he’s limiting cooperation on is 2(b), authorizing Arizona cops to check the status of people whom they reasonably suspect are here illegally. That’s the one part that the Court upheld. What he’s doing, in other words, is using the ruling as political cover to reduce enforcement, no doubt as a complement to his DREAM gambit to win over Latino voters. If the Court won’t nullify the entire law, The One will. The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police. Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport… Federal officials said they’ll still perform the checks as required by law but will respond only when someone has a felony conviction on his or her record. Absent that, ICE will tell the local police to release the person… On Monday the administration officials also said they are ending the seven 287(g) task force agreements with Arizona law enforcement officials, which proactively had granted some local police the powers to enforce immigration laws.  Read more..........


 
Makes Very Little Sense - Why Are Army Tanks Rolling Down Residential Roads for Training in St. Louis? - The Blaze - As noted in the video, the military is warning onlookers to steer clear of the tanks should they be seen on the road. Still, this caused Brandon Smith from Alt-Market in a guest post for Zero Hedge to wonder why the military is really conducting this training in public at all, saying it “makes very little sense to me.” He poses these questions: U.S. Army troops all the way from Maryland running open exercises in armored personnel carriers on the busy streets of St. Louis? I know Maryland is a small state, but is there really not enough room at Ft. Detrick to accommodate a tank column and some troops? Are there not entire fake neighborhood and town complexes built with taxpayer dollars on military bases across the country meant to facilitate a realistic urban environment for troops to train in? And why travel hundreds of miles to Missouri?  Read more.......

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