Authorities in Hudson County notified ICE agents in early October that they suspected Sanchez was an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender and who may be eligible to be deported. ICE agents in New Jersey notified superiors at the Homeland Security Department because they considered it a potentially high profile arrest, and DHS instructed them not to arrest Sanchez until after the November election, one U.S. official told the AP. ICE officials complained that the delay was inappropriate, but DHS directed them several times not to act, the official said.
This is my surprised face.
And this is one of the more stupid things I've read in a while:
It was not immediately clear why federal immigration authorities would not have been notified sooner about Sanchez's status.
Is it also not clear why local media doesn't want to talk about it?
Speaking of media, if a tea party group had done anything remotely like this, it would've been NEWS!! But union jerks and socialists did it, so...
You may also have heard the story of the hot dog vendor whose equipment and supplies were deliberately destroyed by the union protesters.
But unless you read conservative blogs and websites, you have not heard that the union protesters shouted racial slurs at the man, including the N-word.
This is a big one:
Now, NCTC can copy entire government databases—flight records,
casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign-exchange
students and many others. The agency has new authority to keep data
about innocent U.S. citizens for up to five years, and to analyze it for
suspicious patterns of behavior. Previously, both were prohibited. Data
about Americans "reasonably believed to constitute terrorism
information" may be permanently retained.
The changes also allow databases of U.S. civilian information to be
given to foreign governments for analysis of their own. In effect, U.S.
and foreign governments would be using the information to look for clues
that people might commit future crimes.
If you can't see the wide-open doors to abuse in this crap, you're a fool. And if you trust these agencies not to abuse this(whether directly, or by handing it to/doing favors for politicians), you're a bigger fool.
What? Constitutional limits? It is to laugh:
The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says that searches of
"persons, houses, papers and effects" shouldn't be conducted without
"probable cause" that a crime has been committed. But that doesn't cover
records the government creates in the normal course of business with
Congress specifically sought to prevent
government agents from rifling through government files
indiscriminately when it passed the Federal Privacy Act in 1974. The act
prohibits government agencies from sharing data with each other for
purposes that aren't "compatible" with the reason the data were
But the Federal Privacy Act allows agencies to exempt themselves from
many requirements by placing notices in the Federal Register, the
government's daily publication of proposed rules. ... "All you have to do is publish a notice in the
Federal Register and you can do whatever you want," says Robert Gellman,
a privacy consultant who advises agencies on how to comply with the
Commenter at Sondra K left a link to this video: if you hear anyone start the "Well, if you don't have anything to hide, why worry?" crap, have them listen to the part starting at 8:00:
We're back to the feds thinking that stealing a large part of your estate in taxes just because you're dead, is 'fair'. I have not the proper words to express what I think of the bastards involved in this(without resorting to extended bad language) theft under color of law.
While back I said something about this, and someone I used to know made the(expected from her) snotty comment about 'poor little rich kids not getting to keep it'. I asked if the kids who have had to/will have to sell the family business or farm to pay this tax count as 'poor little rich kids'? Never got an answer(didn't expect one from a socialist).
Last, for now, just to take some of the bad taste of considering the thieves in Sodom on the Potomac out of your mouth,