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Surprise: Philly ‘Sanctuary’ Advocates Don’t Like Reporting Illegals to Feds

Posted on | August 25, 2011 | 5 Comments

Mike in Ardmore tipped me to this story from Philadephia:

Outside the Immigration Court building at 9th and Market Streets on Wednesday, about 100 demonstrators knelt on the sidewalk in memory of recent deportees, whose names they wore on string-and-paper necklaces.
It was just one stop in a mile-long walk to increase public pressure on Mayor Nutter to end a program in which the Philadelphia police share the names of the people they arrest – and their country of origin – with federal immigration authorities.
Advocates for immigrants say the voluntary agreement, signed in 2008, can result in deportations even when the original criminal charges are dismissed. . . .
The perception in immigrant communities that local police are acting in concert with Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) only adds to the problem, they say.
“That makes it harder for police to do their jobs. . .and less safe for everyone,” said Jen Rock, co-director of New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, the interfaith coalition that sponsored “Walk A Mile In Our Shoes,” from Love Park, to the Liberty Bell and back to City Hall.
In a non-binding resolution in June, City Council unanimously opposed renewing the arrangement, which gives ICE agents access to the city’s Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System.
Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, said Philadelphia is “on track to renew” the PARS agreement at the end of this month, with the possibility of some slight modifications.

Illegal immigrants are criminals, and those who assist illegals are accessories to the crime. In a just world, Jen Rock and her “sanctuary movement” buddies would be serving time in Leavenworth for impeding federal law enforcement. And all the illegals would be deported.

Oh, and I almost forgot: Joey Vento, R.I.P.


5 Responses to “Surprise: Philly ‘Sanctuary’ Advocates Don’t Like Reporting Illegals to Feds”

  1. Anonymous
    August 25th, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

    Those arrested for any crime no matter how minor are routinely run through various systems to determine if there are any local, state or federal outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions. They may also be checked to find if they are on probation or parole or on convicted predator lists. State and local governments are neither qualified or empowered to determine which federal laws don’t need to be enforced. 

    Obama’s recent unconstitutional executive order giving amnesty and work permits to illegals who haven’t been charged with voting for a Republican, cites the backlog in the immigration courts. The correct solution to that problem would be to simplify and streamline that process with the goal of expediting deportations.

  2. Bob Belvedere
    August 25th, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    Dead solid perfect, Stacy.

    In a just world, people like Jen Rock would have been aborted by their smelly hippie moms.

  3. Anonymous
    August 26th, 2011 @ 12:35 am

    No, Bob, in a just world Jen and crew would be charged with aiding and abetting a federal crime and sentenced to one year making little ‘uns from big ‘uns for each illegal arrested in Philly since she first began advocating this.

  4. TR
    August 26th, 2011 @ 3:18 am

    First Republican to Wallop Obama on Executive Ordered Amnesty WINS!  (hoping Sarah Palin will do so on Sept 3)

  5. Bob Belvedere
    August 26th, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    My fantasy avoids her stinking up the world for a few decades.