Much has been made about the new immigration workplace enforcement policies and even pro-enforcement watchdogs have been fooled. http://washingtonindependent.com/41963/immigration-raid-rules-echo-bush-era Even Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies, usually a very solid figure on the illegal alien issue was taken in by the new written policies. However, for those without experience in federal law enforcement, being fooled by the new policies is not surpising, as they did not understand the qualifiying language that will stop immigration raids in their tracks. Krikorian notes in his comments that it is obvious that fewer employers are arrested because, first, there are so many more illegals to arrest than employers and, secondly, most illegals do not conspire with their employers, but simply provide counterfeit documents to their employers, and, thirdly, most employers do not use the simple and accurate E-Verify system of checking on documents and Social Security Numbers.
However, the secret to not enforcing the law was hidden in the new regulations. The new regulations require that before any immigration raid, ICE obtain obtain indictments, criminal arrest or search warrants, or a commitment from a U.S. Attorney’s Office to prosecute the employer before arresting employees for civil immigration violations.
And that will be a long time coming. U.S. Attorneys are first and foremost political hacks for the serving President and Baraka Hussein Obama, an illegal alien himself, will not be allowing US Attorney to be participating in enforcing laws against illegal aliens. They will have what is euphamistically called in the federal law enforcement community, "other priorities."
US Attorney's Offices and the Assistant United States Attorney's that populate them are filled with the laziest of lawyers. They are on salary and consquently do as little as possible for the salary they get. There is no bonus for working hard, only a bonus for doing the cases that the U.S. Attorney wants.
I can assure you that few AUSAs will be obtaining search warrants, arrest warrants or providing indictments for ICE, even given that there is precious evidence out there that employers are actively assisting their illegal alien employees. The market for counterfeit or stolen documents is huge and no employer needs to assist their illegal alien workforce. The only way of denting this gaming of the system is mandatory use of E-Verify, which Janet Reno Napalitano and Baraka Hussein Obama oppose.
QED, the enforcement of immigration laws against illegal aliens is deader than someone with Swine Flu.