This hotline set up to protect the rights of illegals marks another heinous administration initiative launched when most Americans aren’t paying close attention to the news.
The LA Times reported:
Federal immigration officials Thursday announced the creation of a telephone hotline to ensure that detainees held by local police are informed of their rights.
The toll-free number, [edited out] will field queries from detainees held by state or local law enforcement agencies if the detainees “believe they may be U.S. citizens or victims of a crime,” the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said in a statement.
An ICE official in Washington said agency representatives had not been authorized to comment about the hotline but that more information soon would be posted online.
The hotline will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by ICE personnel, according to the statement, with interpreters available in several languages.
“ICE personnel will collect information from the individual and refer it to the relevant ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations field office for immediate action,” the statement said.
As part of the new initiative, ICE officials plan to issue a form to all detainees informing them that ICE will assume their custody within 48 hours, according to the statement. The form will be available in English as well as Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese and Vietnamese, the statement said. ICE posted a sample copy of the form online Thursday.
Serious questions - Are there a lot of legal United States citizens being mistaken for illegal immigrants languishing in jail cells across the country? Is this really a problem? Obama and Holder sue Arizona and its County Sheriffs but provide a hotline to advise illegal aliens? Are you friggin’ kidding me? Was the hotline set up to help facilitate some sort of backdoor amnesty?
Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Babeu says, “instead of helping the people who are breaking and disrespecting our laws, how about helping the good guys that are enforcing the laws and secure this border once and for all. They don’t want any part of that. That’s too much common sense.”
For the complete interview, see MRCTV.
You know what? TSA should launch a hotline for people who feel like their rights have been trampled on at airport screenings. But they would need to have a very large staff to handle the barrage of calls.
Or perhaps Obama’s Office of Management and Budget could launch a hotline for citizens who will be imprisoned behind the prison bars of debt for decades to come…
Nah – this is the Obama administration we’re talking about. They only focus on helping abusers of the law (themselves).
Hubby thinks there should be an ObamaCare hotline for people’s whose insurance just went up 25%.
Feel free to weigh in with your own hotline ideas in the comments.