John Morton, the head of Immigration and Customs NonEnforcement (ICE), has announced that the ICE Detention and Removal Operations (DRO) teams that are searching for illegal aliens who have absconded after being ordered deported because they were not held in custody before, during and after their hearings, will not have quotas. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/08/immigration-official-said-agents-will-no-longer-have-quotas-.html
The original quotas had resulted in large numbers of arrests collateral to the targes of the ICE DRO absconder teams. They caused real fear among illegal aliens and incured the wrath of the radical left led by the ACLU and the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund. They claimed that arresting illegal aliens was immoral and illegal. Unfortuneately they have been successful with ICE implementing a new non-enforcement strategy. Just as Morton has no law enforcement experience, much less immigration law enforcement, he is imposing his lack of experience on the whole agency who's raison d'etre is immigration law enforcement.
This, of course, is just part of the Obama Regime stealth amnesty program designed to allow as many as possible illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. so as to be here when the real amnesty is proposed in 2010.