One Sheriff Shows America How To Deal With Illegal Immigration

@estherlou (5026)
United States
August 5, 2007 11:00am CST
Cobb County is a large, upscale and well-run county just north of the city limits of Atlanta. " Cobb County sheriff's deputies have been trained by federal immigration officials as to what to look for and how to examine documents in order to determine whether someone arrested and placed in their custody is a legal resident...Sheriff Warren is taking the opportunity that federal law also provides. He and his department have started to initiate, on their own, deportation proceedings once a determination is made that an individual in their custody is in the United States illegally." In just 4 weeks, they started removal proceedings against 42 illegals. That is too amazing. It's just one department! "One reason we don't see a nationwide run on such tight enforcement is, big shock, Washington hasn't provided enough funding to educate every local law enforcement agency, nor has money been appropriated to handle the deluge of deportations that would occur should every sheriff or police chief decide to follow the lead of Warren and others who have implemented such aggressive programs. Perhaps if Congress wanted to get back into the good graces of the American people with respect to this entire immigration issue, it could start by embracing the efforts of those like Sheriff Warren and join with the Bush administration in at least funding this effort to send "illegal illegals" back home." What an interesting article by Matt Towery. Here's the link. http://www.townhall.com/columnists/MattTowery/2007/08/02/one_sheriff_shows_america_how_to_deal_with_illegal_immigration
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@sunshinecup (7882)
5 Aug 07
WOW! It's sad when states are starting to take their own action against this problem without the funding for it. That to me screams what an issue this has become. Now if only the government would just listen or we replace them with those that will.
• United States
5 Aug 07
I am so glad to hear that at least Georgia is doing something to start (I hope) the ball rolling.
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
5 Aug 07
My hat is definitely off to Sheriff Warren in Cobb County, GA. The article you listed is great and everyone should read it.
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• United States
5 Aug 07
Bravo to this Sheriff! God bless him for doing the right and the legal thing to do! If we could only get all of law enforcement to take the initiative to do so. Plus the fact, it would cost our country a whole lot less to deport these people in the long run if our politicians would just think about what is best for our country in the long run instead of being so short-sighted.
• United States
8 Aug 07
*Applause to The Cobb County Sheriff's Dept.* It's a crying shame that there aren't more people in law enforcement that have the guts to enforce the currently standing laws. Thanks for providing this information and this article. I've sent it to over 300 people in MySpace thus far.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
8 Aug 07
It shows that if we would take the time to educate and train, we could have alot of this under control. I am not sure they really want to.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
8 Aug 07
It is terrible that the onus of removing illegals has fallen to the local government when it should be a federal problem. Are they going to wait until no one in the United States can speak any English? When are they going to do something? People should come legally, not sneak in, and those that are not supposed to be in the States, should be told to get out or apply like everyone else.
@GardenGerty (90960)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Aug 07
That sounds like a simple plan that would in the long run save the US big money. I am in sympathy with people who believe that living here could provide a better life, but it just seems like there are too many, and they approach it the wrong way. We are not consistent in the way we deal with illegals, and so there are just more and more people that we have to deal with. Random enforcement tends to cause an excess of the problem recurring, because everyone believes that they might be the ones who get away with it (illegal immigration) this time. Some kind of policy needs to be in place that is the same for everyone.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I think this is incredible!! I don't know why they all don't do it. I also think the fence is a great idea to help cut them down. I also think the penalties should be harsher for ppl who are hiring them. They complain that they come to our country b/c there is more work and there own countries are so overrun with crime. If they put half as much effort into fixing their own countries as they do sneaking over here...they'd have a better place to live. LIVE IN PEACE
@MonAmb (126)
6 Aug 07
What a great crime fighting example this sheriff has shown for every law enforcemement officer to follow. Imagine if every police officer acted the way this sheriff does, we would have less illegal immigrants and less terrorists in our countries. I can't believe in just 4 weeks they nailed 42 illegal immigrants, that is great work and other law enforcement agencies from around the world should follow this example of great policing.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
5 Aug 07
That is great that there are people who want to do something about the illegal immigrants in this country. We need more sheriffs and people like this guy to help send back the people who came here illegally. The government is not doing anything or not enough about this problem. They need to provide funding and training to the states so we all can do something about this problem. Bravo to this sheriff. Hopefully we will hear more of others doing this as well.
@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
5 Aug 07
It's nice to see some people who aren't resting on their laurels to enforce the law.