The head of Immigrations and Customs (Non)Enforcement, John Morton announced a crackdown on illegal immigrants … in Illinois.
On the Arizona law, Morton had the following to say:
Echoing comments by President Barack Obama and others in the administration, Morton said that Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigration is not "good government." The law makes it a crime to be in the state illegally and requires police to check suspects for immigration paperwork.
Morton said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona officials. The best way to reduce illegal immigration is through a comprehensive federal approach, not a patchwork of state laws, he said.
"I don't think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution," Morton said. [emphasis added]
That moronic policy of Morton’s will last right up until the point that one of the illegal immigrants that Arizona turns over and Morton deigns to process rapes or murders someone. Morton implements this policy at his own risk.
I thought we’d gotten past this kind of stupidity in immigration enforcement seven years ago. President Barack "You've Got Me" Obama's phone call or letter to a widow when (not if) this happens will be little solace.