November 24, 2007

ONE GOOD THING ABOUT THE WAHOOTARIAT...:

BP may have to rein in its zero-tolerance plan: Get-tough policy on border would flood courts, jails (Brady McCombs, 11/23/07, Arizona Daily Star)

The U.S. Border Patrol's zero-tolerance program — which dictates jail time for all illegal border crossers — may end up being a partial-tolerance operation in Arizona due to a lack of prison space, attorneys, law enforcement officers and judges.

...is that they have no intention of staffing or paying for closing the borders. It's just without-chest-beating.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 24, 2007 7:25 AM
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It's all a sham. If we meant business, we would start locking up the cynical exploiters of illegal immigrant labor instead of harassing the immigrants themselves. If we really meant business, we would start confiscationg their instruments of crime, i.e., their factories, farms and homes.

Posted by: Lou Gots at November 24, 2007 9:15 AM

Lou: true enough.

Of course, if the Border Patrol wanted to do it cheaply, they could hire Maricopa Co. Joe Arpaio, who houses all his inmates in a tent city, has them wear pink jammies, and feeds them subs for lunch and dinner.

Posted by: ratbert at November 24, 2007 11:11 AM

The same can be said of any law. All you have to do is raise the odds of enforcement enough to get some people's attention, and prosecute a few high profile cases, and those same people will volunarily enforce the law themselves.

But what really bothers me are the anti-anti-illegal immigrationists who play along with the charade, having no intention of enforcing the laws because most of them are too cowardly to come out and voice their opposition directly. Because to do so would show how petty and exploitative their motives. Yet to their minds, they are some sort of principled heroes like the self-indulgent clowns in Olympia who've been blocking military equipment from returning back to base. Well, I will give them credit, in that unlike the clowns, the La Raza enablers are getting the job done (and keeping their low paid menials, too.)

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 24, 2007 3:34 PM

They're pretty forthright in stating that immigration can't be criminal.

Posted by: oj at November 24, 2007 9:24 PM

Of course it's a sham. Americans are decent.

Posted by: oj at November 24, 2007 9:26 PM
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