Thursday, November 3, 2011

House subpoenas DHS for immigration data

From Homeland Security News Wire:

3 November 2011

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement voted to issue a subpoena for DHS documents regarding information on possible illegal aliens that the agency has declined to deport after local law enforcement reported they had been taken into custody.

The House vote is meant to target an estimated 250,000 people who are believed to be illegal aliens as determined by DHS’ controversial Secure Communities program but have not been picked up by federal immigration authorities. DHS said that it simply lacks the resources to pick up every illegal immigrant arrested by law enforcement officials.

The seven to four vote fell entirely along party lines with all four Democrats opposing the measure.

In defense of the subpoena, Representative Elton Gallegly (R-California), the chair of the subcommittee, said the move was necessary because DHS had “[stonewalled]” requests for information that it had received in August....

DHS had “[stonewalled]” requests for information...*Gasp*

Go read the latest on the DHS rot here.

Colour me so not surprised. But yes, I am paying close attention. Are you?

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