But, of course, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) does not like this enforcement. One being enforcing the customs laws of the United States. Here ICE enthusiastically deputizes local law enforcement agencies to enforce Federal laws against drug importation.
And the radical left, even the druggies and potheads are silent. I guess illegal aliens just don't have the PR value that coke does. The interesting part is that local law enforcement does not need any Federal authority to make arrests for drug possession. And the left is not arguing that State laws against drugs are preempted by the Commerce Clause or the Supremacy Clause. All very interesting and very hypocritical. In fact the constitutional authority to prohibit drug possession is stronger for the several States, rather than the Federal government, at least for common possession rather than importation. But these local agencies will not be patrolling the border or conducting border searches at Ports-of-Entry. They will be executing their normal duties patrolling their normal beats.
But what we have is more evidence that John Morton, head of ICE, is derelict in his duties and failing to see that the laws of the United States, at least the immigration laws, are faithfully executed. Another charge to add to his and Barak Hussein Obama's impeachment.