Cook County recently adopted a policy dear to the Obama Regime's heart, the release of illegal alien criminals. Despite the claim that the Regime wants to deport as many "criminal" aliens as possible, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) remains unconcerned about illegal alien criminals in Cook County.
The Daily Caller December 6, 2011 by Michael VolpeU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has shared exclusively with The Daily Caller descriptions of three violent illegal immigrants recently released from custody in Cook County, Ill., instead of being forwarded to immigration jails and processed for deportation.
Releases like these became commonplace following the Board of Commissioners’ approval of a controversial ordinance that effectively — and immediately — ended the Chicago-area county’s participation in ICE “detainer” orders.
When the ordinance was debated in September, backers warned against the needless deportation of poor migrant workers ticketed for speeding one day and expelled from the United States the next. Instead, ICE spokeswoman Gail Montenegro told TheDC, the new law has quickly become associated with vicious criminal aliens released back into Chicago communities as soon as they can post bail.
“A 32-year-old Mexican national charged with a felony and traffic offenses after running a red light and then punching the police officer who arrested him, sending the officer to the hospital. On Sept. 7, 2011, he was released from Cook County despite an immigration detainer.
“A 28-year-old Mexican national arrested in September and charged with criminal trespass to vehicles (misdemeanor), aggravated battery of a peace officer (felony), and battery-cause bodily harm (misdemeanor). She was released from Cook County two days after her arrest despite an immigration detainer.
“A 33-year-old Mexican national arrested in September and charged with felony possession of cocaine. He was previously deported by the Border Patrol on Feb. 27, 2009 under an expedited removal order; that removal order would have been reinstated by ICE. He was released from Cook County on the day after his arrest despite an immigration detainer. Re-entry after deportation is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison...”
However, ICE is not all that concerned. In a nonchalant response, ICE did not request help from the public locating these illegal aliens for arrest, but put it off on Cook County:
In an October statement to WorldNetDaily about immigration detainers, ICE said it “has not sought to compel compliance through legal proceedings.”
“Jurisdictions that ignore detainers,” the agency added, “bear the risk of possible public safety risks.”
So much for ICE leaping into action to protect Americans from dangerous, felonious, illegal alien criminals. Instead they do nothing and pass the buck, not paying attention to their own so-called "priorities."