book em15 Nov 2008
Great, just what we need: more people in PRISON:
Middle Tennessee’s top federal prosecutor says he’s stepping up cases against illegal immigrants who are deported and return to the U.S., hoping prison sentences will deter offenders next time.
Beginning in March, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started asking U.S. attorneys around the country to prosecute immigrants who repeatedly enter the country illegally. The charges can carry a prison sentence from two to 20 years.
“These are the worst of the worst that we are talking about here and people for whom we can see that deportation will not keep them out,” said Ed Yarborough, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. “It’s probably too early to tell if there’s been a deterrent effect. But we think we might, over time, see fewer … returning to Nashville.”
Yes, the “worst of the worst” – people that like our country so much that they really want to be here. Those bastards. Immigration law and public opinion in this country is so fucked sometimes I wonder if we can ever recover to something sensible.