Janet Reno Napalitano has made much about her new policy of concentrating limited DHS resources on criminal aliens. http://www.ice.gov/pi/news/factsheets/secure_communities.htm However, someone apparently did not get the memo, that someone being Shoumin Chai, a Chinese criminal with the proverbial rap sheet a mile long. http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-a1_5deport.6969192jul26,0,1155511.story (h/t Stein Report http://www.steinreport.com/archives/012685.html)
Apparently the new standard of deporting criminals first, designed to thwart actual enforcement of immigration laws by a bait and switch, is not designed to deport alien criminals first. According to law, an alien with a criminal conviction must be detained. Now a Supreme Court decision says that can be 6 months maximum unless there is a likelyhood of an actual chance of deportation. However, if China is refusing to issue a passport for this criminal, then why not revoke the visas of Chinese officials until they cooperate? http://federaleagent86.blogspot.com/2009/07/suddenly-tough-on-aliens.html
So, either the Obama Regime is not enforcing the law and holding this criminal in custody or it is aquiesing to China's refusal to accept deportees. Either way it gives lie to the "New Enforcement Strategy" of Janet Reno Napalitano.