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There's something fishy about this guy...

There's nothing quite so satisfying in an argument as when your opponent says something that just perfectly encapsulates your argument for you. In the debate over illegal aliens, it's happened yet again.

Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff recently announced that he wanted to end the "catch and release" policy on illegal aliens being caught and arrested, then let go on bail or personal recognizance until their trial. (Speaking personally, I think this sounds great, but I'll believe it when I see it.)

The administration believes immigrants who are here to make better lives for themselves should be treated like fish,'' said Ali Noorani, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition.
Well said, Mr. Noorani. You're quite right. It's time to stop treating illegal aliens like fish. Instead, let's treat them like criminals -- keep them locked up until our legal system is done with them, THEN deport them. This notion of letting them go on bail or personal recognizance, hoping despite repeated evidence to the contrary that they'll actually show up for trial, is so stupid as to be laughable.

So yeah, let's get rid of that policy. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.


Comments (8)

Recently there seems to be ... (Below threshold)
John:

Recently there seems to be a push to label groups that are anti illegal immigration, anti-immigrant.

Ali Noorani, possibly a Pis... (Below threshold)
arb:

Ali Noorani, possibly a Pisces, working for scale...

Generally speaking, fish th... (Below threshold)

Generally speaking, fish that get caught also get fried.

I'm all for "catch and release," as long as the release is on the other side of the border.

The problem with waiting fo... (Below threshold)

The problem with waiting for our legal system to deal with them then deporting them is 2 fold.

1. The legal system will have them here for years through appeals, etc.

2. The trials, appeals, etc. will cost way more tax dollars than just deporting them outright. - this not counting the tax dollars to incarcerate them in the interim.

"Ali Noorani"? Ali No... (Below threshold)

"Ali Noorani"? Ali Noorani?? Do you suppose this...person might have a personal stake in the non-enforcement of the immigration laws? A religious stake, perhaps?

I believe that we should tu... (Below threshold)
DL:

I believe that we should turn these wetback fish problems over to the Dept of environmental protection. We have enough evidence to conclusively prove that they are no longer an endangered species, but need more specific regulation!

What the Bush game wardens are doing, is establishing a fishing season that says all those that have already escaped the rigors of making it to the spawning grounds can stay for hatchery propagation purposes.

The administration belie... (Below threshold)

The administration believes immigrants who are here to make better lives for themselves should be treated like fish,'' said Ali Noorani, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Qoalition.

Am I reading that right or are my eyes playing tricks on me?

what easier way to get more... (Below threshold)
pig licker:

what easier way to get more bomb carrying terrorists into usa? open borders from mexico!you go ali noorani- may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your sphincter




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