Happy New Year to all, especially those Americans who still believe that we are a nation of laws whose federal government is deeply concerned about its number one priority i.e. public safety.
President Obama, whose promise of hope and change has come to mean far more to illegal aliens than the average American, has again demonstrated his administration's determination to gut our immigration laws in order to appease those radical Hispanics who oppose their enforcement.
Jessica Vaughn with the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) put it best two days ago when she wrote this in response to ICE's announcement that it was cancelling its 287(g) agreements with 32 local partners:
"With this move ICE may have warmed the hearts of the grievance groups who oppose the 287(g) program, but it also has further aggravated many of its local law enforcement partners and demonstrated to lawmakers and the public that it is not interested in more effective or efficient immigration law enforcement."
And then there is this additional cheery news from CIS' David North regarding the feds' milquetoasty approach to keeping an eye on foreign students:
"Given that would-be Wall Street bomber Quazi Mohammed Nafis had a student visa,1 as did Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad2 and as did the 9/11 pilots Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi 11 years earlier, 3 perhaps it is time to look a little more closely at the sleepy agency that regulates the educational bodies that play host to foreign students, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)."
If the above reports sound like echoes of discouraging news from the past year, the year before and the year before that, etc., etc., it's because Congress and the feds know they can get away with such nonsense because the mainstream media will never hold them accountable and millions of "Americans" aren't paying attention or simply don't care.