CA Bill Montgomery: ICE action could endanger public

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has issued this news release in response to the Department of Justice and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) allegations regarding their investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

County Attorney Montgomeryexpressed deep concern about the decision by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to terminate MCSO’s 287(g) program, restrict the agency’s access to Secure Communities technology and withdraw immigration detainees from facilities operated by MCSO. In a letter sent to ICE Director John Morton, Montgomery called on the agency to rescind these restrictions, warning they would severely undermine the ability of law enforcement in Maricopa County to hold undocumented criminal suspects without bond as required by Arizona’s Constitution and statutes.

“These actions are likely to endanger the public, violate international treaty obligations, and may result in constitutional violations,”Montgomery wrote. “As a direct consequence, serious criminals who should not be admitted to bail under Arizona’s constitution may return to the communities where they committed crimes, flee the jurisdiction, and/or leave the country to avoid prosecution thereby frustrating the due administration of justice and violating a crime victim’s right to justice and due process,” Montgomery added.

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9 Responses to CA Bill Montgomery: ICE action could endanger public

  1. Sgt. Flapjaw says:

    It should be quite obvious by now that the Obama government cares not about citizen safety or quality of life issues. The lust for power emiting from the Washington elitists and academia supporting the Obama Administration is so powerful that nothing else matters.
    The war against Arizona and some of it’s duly elected officials is an attempt to intimidate others from protecting their rights. That of course is tyranny.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      That’s it in a nutshell, Sgt.! This entire saga is all politics with a decidedly liberal bias. Obama and his cronies have to be replaced ASAP or this country is doomed.

      I would also like to commend County Attorney Bill Montgomery for his letter to ICE Director John Morton. Montgomery is a solid guy. He and Attorney General Tom Horne have restored my confidence in Arizona’s legal system. We previously had the Democrat front-man Terry Goddard playing politics with every issue that came down the pike, and the embarrassement of the former county attorney. This clean slate of responsible conservatives makes me proud.

  2. Ruth says:

    And we are witnessing Rule 13 of Saul Alinsky in play.

    Perhaps no rule so clearly defines the Obama strategy as rule thirteen. It says,

    Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

    http://www.alinskydefeater.com/Blog/2011/09/the-alinsky-tactics-rule-13-pick-the-target-freeze-it-personalize-it-and-polarize-it/

    • Orion says:

      Wish it weren’t so, Ruth, but you couldn’t be more right. Hillary Clinton is also an Alinsky follower. I do think that the low polling numbers he’s showing are driving Obama into Lunaticland.

  3. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    EVERY ILLEGAL DISCOVERED by Arpaio should be put on a bus to sanctuary city San Francisco (corrupt, crazy pelosi’s district) with a ONE WAY TICKET. Clearly, that’s a win-win for everybody, and nobody could possibly object to that.

    • garvan says:

      You’re no doubt saying that in jest, but it’s actually something worth trying. Many cities have bought one-way bus tickets for bums and sent them back to their home towns.

      Just make sure it’s an express bus; otherwise they could get off somewhere in between and hitchhike back.

      Give each recipient Pelosi’s home address in SF and tell them it’s good for a free meal, too.

  4. Kevin Myers says:

    Let the oligarchy begin!

    http://www.maricopagop.org/

  5. Overtaxed1 says:

    Everyone should get a gun, go to training classes and know their rights. The illegals will be here in droves after this terrible political
    hand tying situation.
    As far as I am concerned Arpaio hasn’t been hard enough on the illegals.

    • John Harvey Kellogg says:

      Overtaxed 1: This message is for you and your comment about the best law enforcement officer, not only in Arizona but all over the USA, I have talked directly to him many times and he is welcomed to our Tea Party and Republican meetings, giving us updates on his actions with Federal Justice Department as well as what our Gov. Jan Brewer has been doing with her trips to D.C.to try and get our muslim president to do what is right and lawful to protect our country by closing the borders and stop selling our Garand Rifles to Mexico and the drug cartel. Your concern about Arpaio not being hard enough on the illegals is a misplaced thought in your mind. The muslim and all his gangsters in high office who are doing their best to destroy the USA way of life are high priority with the majority of us in Arizona, so spread good thoughts to the voters and all good young people who need an education into what America needs.