Outlaw Sheriff Michael Hennessey has decided that he will ignore detention orders from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for aliens arrested locally on what he calls minor charges.
In collusion with Hennessey, ICE is making nothing of this, nor of Illinois' withdrawal from Secure Communities.
And the article incorrectly mis-states that such action by local law enforcement is legal. In fact, it is quite illegal:
Title 8 United States Code Section 1324, Bringing in and harboring certain aliens(a) Criminal penalties(1)(A) Any person who—(i) knowing that a person is an alien, brings to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever such person at a place other than a designated port of entry or place other than as designated by the Commissioner, regardless of whether such alien has received prior official authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States and regardless of any future official action which may be taken with respect to such alien;(ii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law;(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;(iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law; or(v)(I) engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding acts, or(II) aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,
But Sheriff Hennessey's flagrant contempt for federal law and operating an unlawful immigration policy is not the important aspect of this issue. The real issue is that ICE and the Obama Regime are doing nothing about it and even supporting Hennessey's amnesty program for illegal aliens. Even worse, the Obama Regime is doing the same thing as Hennessey. They are arresting and releasing illegal aliens themselves as well as ordering other law enforcement agencies to release illegal aliens just as Hennessey is doing. In fact, Hennessey was just taking his cues from the Obama Regime and assisting with the ongoing administrative amnesty.
Remember just a few short days ago Hennessey's action and it relationship to the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty was exposed.