U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a misnomer if there ever was one, recently formalized what was their previously informal amnesty for illegal aliens arrested for traffic offences.
This is clearly in reaction to the anticipated major defeat for the Regime over the Arizona statute, Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act,[PDF] commonly and mistakenly known as SB 1070.
Yahoo News/Associated Press April 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration officials say they will no longer immediately detain suspected illegal immigrants who are arrested only on minor traffic violations and have no criminal history.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Barbara Gonzalez said Friday that immigration agents will now consider detaining people arrested on minor traffic offenses — provided they have no criminal history — only if they are convicted of these offenses.
The change responds to recommendations from a task force that reviewed a federal program that checks arrestees' fingerprints against immigration records.
It is clear that ICE anticipates a huge increase in reported illegal aliens from Arizona once the Supreme Court rules in Arizona's favor. So it is taking affirmative steps to stop any increase in arrests of illegal aliens in Arizona and any other states that follow the lead of Arizona by bringing illegal aliens to its attention. It will be a de facto repeal of the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, rendering it ineffective. All for the benefit of illegal aliens.