I heard this today on FOX and checked it out; it's true. Hot Air Arizona – the new Rhode Island?
Rhode Island fully empowered its law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws in 2008. Even more stunning is that it wasn't done by a act of the State Congress, but by Executive Order of the Governor. There are no provisions against "racial profiling" and those apprehended are turned directly over to ICE.
You can d/l the executive order from Google. It is #08-01 and is dated March 27, 2008; over two years ago
. What's more, this order has been challenged and upheld as legal in federal court. It cites the 287(g) agreement as "empowering the state to use its resources to enforce federal immigration law" which, of course, is exactly what 287(g) does.
Did someone fail to tell Napolitano, Holder and Obama about this? All those who are screaming about the injustice of the Arizona law (that hasn't even gone into effect yet) didn't have a clue about Rhode Island, did you? Whine about Arizona? Boycott Arizona? Where have you been for the past two years? Can you say BIGOT?
Just more proof that a lot of Americans (ignorant sheeple) love swallowing the steady diet of the liberal propaganda and believe every lying word of it.