Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A continued push for a witch hunt

While Cheney and Gonzales are getting indicted by a Grand Jury, Houston's newspaper is focusing on getting rid of what it perceives as the "real criminals" --- undocumented people. This is not to say that the crimes committed by some of these people were not terrible. But as a DREAMer informed me a few days ago... a couple of young guys drinking outside their apt. in Pasadena were picked up (as criminals?) and are now being detained by ICE for probable deportation.

Why is it that the media would focus on the group that is the weakest? The Texas Governor will undoubtedly push the "criminals" to leave the country.... will he provide the same effort to prosecute Cheney and Gonzales?

Perry demands immigration action by feds
After a Chronicle investigation, governor urges steps to ensure criminals here illegally don't avoid deportation
By SUSAN CARROLL Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
Nov. 19, 2008, 5:20AM

Gov. Rick Perry and members of the state's congressional delegation called on the federal government Tuesday to take steps to help state and local officials ensure that illegal immigrants who commit crimes in Texas remain in custody until they are deported.

In a strongly worded letter to Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff, Perry said he was outraged to learn that many convicted illegal immigrants in Texas jails were released after they completed their jail sentences instead of being deported.

In a series of stories this week, the Houston Chronicle outlined gaps in the screening of inmates in local jails that allowed scores of violent criminals, including some ordered deported decades ago, to walk away from Harris County Jail despite the inmates' admission to Harris County jailers that they were in the country illegally...

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