The Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday refused to take custody of three illegal aliens detained by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/142122 This is part of Janet Reno Napalitano and the Obama Regime's policy of defacto amnesty for illegal aliens. ICE spokesmen offered contradictory statements, first claiming that MCSO released the aliens unbenonst to them:
"'The determination to release these individuals lies solely within the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office,' said Homeland Security spokesman Matthew Chandler. 'ICE officials gave permission to the MCSO 287(g) officer to question the individuals and had no other engagement.'”
Then DHS claimed that the arrests were in violation of the new DHS policy of only arresting some illegal aliens:
"Homeland Security spokesman Chandler said Thursday that ICE would evaluate the immigration arrests during the sweep, but ICE would 'only concur with those arrests if they further the agency’s priority to identify and remove criminals and other aliens who pose a risk to public safety.'”
However, DHS and ICE don't have the authority to pick and choose what illegal aliens they arrest. As federal employees they are bound by the law and cannot pick and choose which laws they enforce and whom they enforce them on.
In fact it is non-feasance, which on the ICE Table of Penalties, is a disiplinary offense.
Someone should call the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General. It is their responsibiility to investigate misconduct like this.