HPD Withdraws From Immigration Screening

Susan Carroll of the Houston Chronicle reports:

The Houston Police Department will not participate in a controversial immigration screening program, federal officials said on Friday, ending a months-long saga over the city's plans.

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement said HPD voluntarily withdrew from the program that provides jailers with special training to root out illegal immigrants who have been arrested. According to the statement from ICE, HPD claims the program didn't meet their specific needs. Perhaps sensing a backlash, a spokesman for Mayor Bill White said they had no idea about the announcement and that ICE "never got back to us."

Two dead police officers, one severely wounded, countless officers and citizens who have been assaulted by illegal immigrants, and the bloody Mexican drug cartel wars being fought in our backyard and still Houston refuses to admit its sanctuary city status.

Could this have anything to do with Bill White's Senate campaign? Maybe he should just say "I'm Bill White and I approve this message!"

Posted by Jason @ 10/17/09 11:25 AM | Print |

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