Last week – late on the Friday afternoon before Christmas, when no one is paying attention – the Obama administration announced that it would no longer take custody of deportable aliens who have been arrested by local police for what the administration considers “minor” offenses. In an appearance on Fox News, I point out that (if it wasn’t already clear to everyone) any legislation that trades amnesty for future enforcement will not be worth the paper it’s printed on. The president will simply ignore new immigration enforcement laws, just as he is ignoring the ones we already have.
Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.