The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) includes information on its website about “Sensitive Locations,” which is CBP-speak for “Places where we won’t arrest you if you are an illegal immigrant.” In careful, oh-so-delicate and respectful language, the agency explains that immigration laws are not to be enforced at designated “sensitive locations” so that illegal aliens can be “free” to live their lives “without fear or hesitation.”
It reads in part…
“The policies provide that enforcement actions at or focused on sensitive locations such as schools, places of worship, and hospitals should generally be avoided, and that such actions may only take place when (a) prior approval is obtained from an appropriate supervisory official, or (b) there are exigent circumstances necessitating immediate action without supervisor approval. The policies are meant to ensure that ICE and CBP officers and agents exercise sound judgment when enforcing federal law at or focused on sensitive locations, to enhance the public understanding and trust, and to ensure that people seeking to participate in activities or utilize services provided at any sensitive location are free to do so, without fear or hesitation.”
“This policy is designed to ensure that these enforcement actions do not occur at nor are focused on sensitive locations such as schools and churches” without meeting special exceptions, the ICE Sensitive Locations Policy states.
Locations covered by Sensitive Locations Policy include, but are not limited to:
- Schools, such as known and licensed daycares, pre-schools and other early learning programs; primary schools; secondary schools; post-secondary schools up to and including colleges and universities; as well as scholastic or education-related activities or events, and school bus stops that are marked and/or known to the officer, during periods when school children are present at the stop;
- Medical treatment and health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities;
- Places of worship, such as churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples;
- Religious or civil ceremonies or observances, such as funerals and weddings; and
- During public demonstration, such as a march, rally, or parade.
“The enforcement actions covered by this policy are (1) arrests; (2) interviews; (3) searches; and (4) for the purposes of immigration enforcement only, surveillance,” the ICE further explains.
The CBP “FAQ” answers are accompanied by a Spanish translation, and the CBP website provides a toll-free number and email address so aggrieved illegal aliens can report immigration that violate these policies.
As I said…
Your Ethics Alarms Ethics Quiz of the Day is…
Is this a responsible, competent and ethical exercise of government power?
I have seen a few right-wing sites that are foaming at their metaphorical mouths over this, calling it a virtual “how-to” guide for illegal aliens, and a literal advertisement for illegal immigration.
I wouldn’t go that far. Still, this is Hanlon’s Razor at its most insidious, as is the Obama administrations entire illegal immigration policy.
It is stupidity, not conspiracy, but it is so stupid that it is sinister. The government that is pledged to enforce the law cannot intentionally instruct law breakers about how they can best avoid apprehension. I shouldn’t have to explain why this is true. If illegals want to engage in strategies to avoid the rightful consequences of their illegal acts, then let them find lawyers. Such lawyers, by the way, would be violating ethics rules by assisting clients in illegal and unethical conduct.
This disgraceful–but with this administration, typical—rule of law-undermining conduct will indeed get the Ethics Alarms “This Will Help Elect Donald Trump” designation, and it’s this kind of idiocy under Obama that has made Trump a viable candidate.
That’s unethical all by itself.
The government posts about “sensitive locations” show how unhinged by progressive cant and political correctness nonsense Democrats have become, with incalculable damage to the nation.
Pointer: Jasper and Sardine