The politically appointed hacks who run most big city law enforcement have announced that they are in favor of amnesty and will sacrifice anything, including the life and safety of Americans, to obtain that goal. The misnamed Police Executive Research Forum and the Major Cities Chiefs Association let it slip during a propoganda piece from the Washington Post and a sudden concern for effective law enforcement by the Attorney General who has quashed investigations into the New Black Panther Party and bribery by Rahm Emmanuel. Here is the money quote from Jack Harris, Chief of the Phoenix Police Department who has had two of his officers killed by illegal aliens recently:
"'We understand and agree: Federal immigration law, the whole system, is broken, and that people are very, very frustrated all across this country,' Harris said. 'But this state law doesn't solve the immigration problems for the country. The solution is here in Washington, D.C., and Congress must step forward and come up with a comprehensive immigration reform that will really solve the problem." [Emphasis mine]
Comprehensive Immigration Reform, CIR, in reality amnesty, is the goal of the Demoncrat mayors who appoint hacks like Harris who would rather see more dead cops than see any more Republicans elected to public office.
What these hacks like Charlie Beck don't tell you is that several of the 9/11 hijackers, including Ziad Jarrah and Mohammed Atta, who were in the U.S. illegally were stopped by State and local police, but not reported to immigration. Well, that means 3,000 Americans died because hack Demoncrat police chiefs want amnesty and don't want to arrest illegals.
Here is Beck's attitude:
"'This is not a law that increases public safety. This is a bill that makes it much harder for us to do our jobs,' Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said. 'Crime will go up if this becomes law in Arizona or in any other state.'" I guess the 3,000 who died on 9/11 are just not worth making his job a little more difficult.
And one of the things they don't want to do is any more work. Enforcing the law is just too much for some flatfoots like Thomas Manger Chief of Montgomery County Police:
"Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger said directing officers to spend hours investigating the immigration status of every person stopped with a suspect identification card would mean less time to catch violent criminals.
"'We want to focus resources on people who are committing crimes in our communities,' Manger said. 'If you got somebody who is gangbanging and committing armed robberies, we'll work with [federal immigration authorities] all day long to find that individual.'"
Well, Chief, you just don't know who someone is until you solve that little issue about a "suspect identfication card" do you? You don't know if that illegal with a counterfeit ID card is a gangbanger or criminal until you make an effort. In any event, once you start decreasing the population of illegal aliens, there is less of a population for the hardened criminals to hide in. MS-13, Surenos, Mexican Mafia, various cartels, they all hide in an illegal alien and legal alien population. They don't hide out on 5th Avenue or the Hollywood Hills, but in the barrios and other neighborhoods like Hawaiian Gardens. Clean out Hawaiian Gardens and its ilk all over the United States and you also clean out the gangbangers. Remember illegal alien criminals live with other illegal aliens. Solve the problem of the latter and you also solve the former.