...immigration law experts say authorities are unlikely to move in to deport or prosecute Whitman's former housekeeper any time soon. Diaz Santillan, they say, is probably safe â€“ for now.
â€¦historically, cases of prosecuting a single worker for using a fake document to get a job â€“ a common practice for more than 20 years â€“ have been rare.
When asked, a spokeswoman defined what the Feds are interested in so as to exclude the case:
A statement by Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seemed to echo that. Kice's statement said that ICE is focused on "enforcement that prioritizes efforts to target dangerous criminal aliens and others who present the greatest risk to our communities."
ICE focuses on identifying "employers who knowingly hire unauthorized workers and engage in related crimes such as worker exploitation, visa fraud and human smuggling and trafficking," the statement continued.
Asked whether the agency planned to detain Diaz Santillan, Kice said ICE doesn't disclose specific future enforcement action "as a matter of policy."
That is about as concrete as a bureaucrat can be.
Really, this is quite remarkable. An illegal immigrant proclaims herself illegal in the most public possible way â€“ and the Feds resolutely look the other way.
Federaleâ€™s conclusion is inescapable: this
is just a continuing policy of unofficial amnesty that both parties support. From where it started, San Jose, CA, to the whole country. From official local sanctuary policies, to the unwritten sanctuary policies imposed through back doors; the establishment is fighting for amnesty and imposing it bit by bit, by hook or by crook.