The Federal Government Secedes from Arizona

Has anyone noticed the federal government has seceded from Arizona? 

Apparently, the state no longer belongs to the Union.

In an action bizarrely the reverse of South Carolina's secession from the Union in December of 1860, the Department of Home security has suspended its existing agreements with Arizona law enforcement, essentially declaring the state an outlaw entity.

Arizona is on its own.

Outlawed.

Unprotected.

According to the New Media Journal, police and other law enforcement officials can call until they are blue in the face, but "We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities," one administration official said. In other words, federal officials will whistle Dixie while the phone rings off the hook--unless the immigrant has been convicted of a felony.

Apparently, illegally entering the country is not worthy of notice or legal action.

The report goes on to add:

[...] administration officials also said they are ending the seven 287(g) task force agreements with Arizona law enforcement officials, which proactively had granted some local police the powers to enforce immigration laws.  The task forces, named for the section of law that allows them, have proved popular among many localities but have been a political headache for the Obama administration, with immigrant rights groups saying they led to abuses.  On Monday the administration officials said they had concluded the seven agreements they had signed with various departments in Arizona weren't working and took the Supreme Court's ruling as a chance to scrap them."

So now this administration can unilaterally nullify existing laws, deny access to data bases by fiat, refuse cooperation with state law enforcement authorities by refuse to abide by and enforce immigration laws on the books.

Let's hope the government re-thinks excising a state from the Union.

Has anyone noticed the federal government has seceded from Arizona? 

Apparently, the state no longer belongs to the Union.

In an action bizarrely the reverse of South Carolina's secession from the Union in December of 1860, the Department of Home security has suspended its existing agreements with Arizona law enforcement, essentially declaring the state an outlaw entity.

Arizona is on its own.

Outlawed.

Unprotected.

According to the New Media Journal, police and other law enforcement officials can call until they are blue in the face, but "We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities," one administration official said. In other words, federal officials will whistle Dixie while the phone rings off the hook--unless the immigrant has been convicted of a felony.

Apparently, illegally entering the country is not worthy of notice or legal action.

The report goes on to add:

[...] administration officials also said they are ending the seven 287(g) task force agreements with Arizona law enforcement officials, which proactively had granted some local police the powers to enforce immigration laws.  The task forces, named for the section of law that allows them, have proved popular among many localities but have been a political headache for the Obama administration, with immigrant rights groups saying they led to abuses.  On Monday the administration officials said they had concluded the seven agreements they had signed with various departments in Arizona weren't working and took the Supreme Court's ruling as a chance to scrap them."

So now this administration can unilaterally nullify existing laws, deny access to data bases by fiat, refuse cooperation with state law enforcement authorities by refuse to abide by and enforce immigration laws on the books.

Let's hope the government re-thinks excising a state from the Union.

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