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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Government-sponsored gang war

It makes Catch-22 seem like sound policy. American barrios are, it seems, swarming with Central American hoodlums who are licensed by government to practice organised crime:
One problem with dealing with criminal illegal immigrants, law enforcement officials say, is that cities like Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and New York have either written or understood "sanctuary" policies that prohibit their law enforcement officers from asking a suspect about his immigration status. This makes it difficult for police officers to work with federal immigration authorities until an illegal immigrant commits a crime.

You don't say...

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