You can always tell what the White House thinks the reaction will be based on when they release the information, in this case, the Friday afternoon before Christmas weekend.
(CNSNews.com) – Amid Hispanic calls for immigration leniency, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is scrapping a program that allowed specially trained state and local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration law.
On Dec. 21, the Friday before Christmas, ICE announced that it has decided “not to renew any of its agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies that operate task forces under the 287(g) program.”
ICE said it has concluded that “other enforcement programs, including Secure Communities, are a more efficient use of resources for focusing on priority cases.”
Under Secure Communities, the federal officials — not state or local law enforcement officers — decide what immigration enforcement action, if any, is appropriate.
The Obama administration in 2009 weakened the 287(g) program by directing state and local police not to arrest many of the illegal immigrants with whom they came into contact.