Originally Posted by stolz25
Except they didn't come up with it on their own. They are reporting people who are here illegally.
The criteria for finding illegal immigrants, they came up with on their own. They seek them out.
The feds do not have the capacity to respond as Arizona actively finds people here illegally, and the local cops do not have the capacity to respond to every stolen pack of gum.
There has to be some cost benefit analysis done as well. How much does it cost to actually enforce those laws vs. how much does it cost to have them here illegally.
I am also not saying someone here illegally is equal to stealing a pack of gum.
Laws are bent all the time and selectively enforced because of courts and manpower issues. They don't pull over everyone going 2mph over the speed limit. The don't cite everyone for not wearing their seatbelt when its the law. Not everyone that blows 0.09 BAC instead of the legal 0.08 gets a DUI.
Illegal immigration, for the dept of homeland security, is one of those areas where they don't have the manpower to respond to every single request.