• Homeland Security to Let Arizona's Calls Go to Voice Mail

    You know that one friend of yours — and, to be honest, you're not even sure how you became friends, but now you are and there's no taking it back — who over-reacts about everything and calls you every fifteen minutes to tell you about the newest atrocity that he/she's experiencing? What do you do when you see their name pop up on your cell phone? You're not proud of it, but almost apologetically you whisper "Not now," to no one in particular and quickly slip the phone back into your pocket.

    With that in mind, you may now read this news blurb about the White House's plan for dealing with Arizona in the wake of yesterday's Supreme Court decision on immigration

    The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.

    Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won't change President Obama's decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.

    "We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities," one official said in a telephone briefing.

    I have a feeling Homeland Security's inbox is gonna get maxed out pretty quickly.

    Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration, Judiciary, Obama Administration, Supreme Court

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