Nine months ago Governor McDonnell requested that the Department of Homeland Security approve Virginia’s request to participate in the Section 287(g) Program and to date he’s heard nothing from the federal government. Virginia is offering to spend state taxpayer dollars to help the federal government do their job and what happens with that offer? It sits there without any action whatsoever. To date, the Obama administration has failed to act on any of the more than a dozen requests by states and localities to participate in this program to help the feds do the job they clearly are incapable of performing.
Last August, the governor asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to allow a group of 28 select officers to deport illegal immigrants who have engaged in terrorism, committed major drug and gang offenses, committed violent crimes like murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and kidnapping, or found driving while intoxicated.
On Friday, he released a letter he sent last month to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last month, petitioning for speedy approval.
“We have patiently waited nine months for formal approval and the time to act is now,” Mr. McDonnell said in the letter. “Virginia meets all the qualifications and has proven to be an excellent partner state and I ask you to approve our application without further delay.”
Apparently having states participate in a law enforcement partnership that would remove criminal illegal aliens from the United States isn’t something the Obama Administration is interested in as they fall all over themselves to try to give amnesty to these lawbreakers. No matter how many Americans have to die at the hands of illegal aliens who wouldn’t be here if the federal government only did its job, this administration is quite clearly dedicated to protecting criminals and sending it’s lawyers to harass and prevent the victims from protecting themselves.
That “hope and change” isn’t working out quite so well, is it?
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