It does not matter what the policy of Lincoln County is when it comes to undocumented immigrants, it is what INS is going to do about them once you get them into custody.
Prior to 9/11 they had little to no interest in taking them into custody. If you had a couple of bus loads they would be willing to come up and deport them. But for one poor guy who is too drunk to walk and is obviously in this country illegally they could not care less.
NOT that they are all drunks, but that is usually when law enforement interacts with them. Otherwise they keep to themselves.
After 9/11 they wanted everyone locked up. But things have changed in five years.
Today they are pretty much back to the old ways, unless a bus load is waiting for them to deport it seems it is not worth their effort to come take them home.
So no matter what law enforcement wants to do with persons who are here illegally, they cannot do anything without the cooperation of INS.
It should be noted if they do commit a violent crime they will be deported. The INS will not turn their backs on that sort of person.
That is just my opinion on how things work, it should not reflect on my employer or any official policy or procedure of said such employer. Who ever that may be!
ALSO: Marge Gibson and her crew does a great job. This weekend we sent an owl to Northwoods who is in Woodruff because Raptor was not available. So you are all right on where the birds go!
<small>[ October 16, 2006, 02:32 AM: Message edited by: MJC135 ]</small>