Friday, January 13, 2012

John Morton Shocked, Shocked He Says

John Morton, head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is shocked, shocked, that local governments are releasing criminals back into the community.

Chicago Sun-Times January 12, 2012 by Lisa Donovan


Cook County’s controversial illegal immigration policy, which critics say paved the way for a suspect in a deadly drunken driving crash to bond out of jail and disappear, may very well violate federal law, the nation’s immigration director said in a letter to County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

“This ordinance undermines public safety in Cook County,” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton wrote in a Jan. 4 letter to Preckwinkle. “In addition to undermining local public safety, the [ordinance] may also violate federal law.”

Interestingly enough, it was Morton who has ordered the release of numerous criminals in ICE custody and instructed that they be returned to the community. Just remember Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Sandoval and Edwin Ramos, two criminal aliens who were released from custody by ICE itself.

The City and County of San Francisco have been releasing criminals for a long time with no objection from Morton or ICE. Suddenly when the Administrative Amnesty is giving the Obama re-election campaign a black eye, Morton is moved to act.

Preckwinkle shook her head over the immigration chief’s letter, requesting an amendment to the ordinance “to avoid any legal conflict with federal law.”

“I just got this letter last night, and we’re crafting a response to Mr. Morton, and we will be happy to talk to him,” Preckwinkle said. “I will just tell you I have not heard a word from him — not a phone call or letter in the last four months — so it’s fascinating I get this in the last few days.”

Yes, a sudden concern and shock over illegal alien criminals released into the community.

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