Saturday, April 04, 2009


The New York Times has a profile of the Mayor of Irving Texas that has implemented a policy of checking the legal status of everyone that gets booked into it's jail. It refers those with dubious citizenship quite rightly to the Federal authorities for deportation. Buried in the article is the money quote from the local Police chief:
"The police chief, Larry Boyd, said he believed that the city’s enviable crime rate (last year was its lowest on record) is at least partly due to the deportation program. “You will never hear me blaming Irving’s crime problems on illegal immigration,” Chief Boyd said. But he added that the program “keeps some criminals off of Irving’s streets longer and potentially keeps them off of Irving’s streets for good.”

Other communities here on Long Island and around the country could learn a thing from Irving Texas. Enforcement works!

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