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ICE pulls immigration detainees from Weber County Jail, conducts audit

30 immigration detainees moved until standards met

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  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 25, 2011 7:30 p.m.

    THis is the action of the Obama/Holder Justice Department. While they may have legitimate reasons for their actions, they may be pulling this stunt to cut off funding to Weber County, and thereby encourage them to back off on enforcement which may result in aliens being thrown in their jail.

    I say let's use the Sheriff Joe Arpaio plan for jails for all prisoners and save a lot of money--- and disincentivize anyone contemplating a life of crime.

  • RShackleford Saint George, UT
    June 25, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    If the Weber County Jail is good enough for criminal citizens it should be good enough for the illegal aliens. (poor things)

    Maybe we should coddle them to the "high standards" found in Mexican or Bosnian Jails...make them feel more at home, so to speak.

  • John Jackson Sandy, UT
    June 25, 2011 10:12 a.m.

    Not knowing whether the jail was a factor, still, let us be sorry for the death of Amra Miletic.

    The story notes Amra was a legal resident, but was being deported for crimes. I've often agreed it is the criminals, not the people who come just to work, who we should be going after, sending away. I would good-naturedly reply to the person who said, "Send all of them back where they came from!" with, "Keep all of them here where they belong!" But find a way to make them legal, first, as then they will belong. If laws need to be changed to make people legal, change them. It shouldn't be illegal to come to the U.S. just to seek life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those who come for those things should belong here.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    June 25, 2011 6:07 a.m.

    Load the semi's and haul them all back "DEEP" into Mexico! This just absurb that we let illegals come here and impact our society like they have for the past 20 years. What is the definition of -"illegal"? Is that breaking a law? Load, haul and dump!

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 25, 2011 5:40 a.m.

    it is a little absurd to just send them back where they came from, they will just sneak in again. Send them to Elephant Island.

  • drix5555 SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT
    June 25, 2011 2:53 a.m.

    why are they moving them to some were else, and not back, to there home country!

  • drix5555 SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT
    June 25, 2011 2:50 a.m.

    for $55 dollars a day. it only takes three days to have the equilibration of sending them home. not wasting months in jail. it's all absube

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 24, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Detention capacity has been a problem all along.
    Obama has wanted a dorm-like environment for the detainees.
    This sends another message of de facto amnesty.
    His other signals were the gutting of the 287g program and the recent changes in Secure Communities.
    The reality is that we lack the political will to fix the illegal alien problem.
    If we really wanted to detain and deport we would have retrofitted closing military bases when we had the chance. Instead, we rent space from county jails.
    This problem has no politically correct answer and will not be solved by Washington.

  • kstep15 Logan, UT
    June 24, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    Send ALL of them back to where they came from!