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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

CAT FIGHT!

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Well, it's the DHS equivalent. This story is SPECTACULAR!

Jim Slaughter, an officer with DHS' Customs and Border Protection (he works at the San Luis, Arizona border station), has sued DHS' Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a raid on his home. Here's the story from KSWT, the CBS television affiliate in Yuma, Arizona:


A Customs and Border Protection officer says the Department of Homeland
Security violated his constitutional rights.  Jim Slaughter and his wife Sheila
were doing laundry last July when, they say, a group of Immigration and Customs
Enforcement agents showed up on their doorstep looking for a fugitive.


"My wife said is this candid camera and that kind of ticked him off a little
bit and he says no mam you need to step back," says Jim.  The couple claims they
were ordered to stand in the middle of their living room as agents were about to
search their home.


"I said do you realize i'm a U.S. Customs K-9 officer at San Luis, Arizona
and they all just froze. The lead agent, his eyes got real big, and he's like
what?  You are?"  In fact Jim has worked for CBP for seven years.  He says the
agents immediately retreated.


In March, Jim's attorney filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland
Security citing a violation of the fourth ammendment for protection against
unreasonable searches.

OK, just to be serious for a moment. Doesn't this story really tell you how out of control the raids have gotten?

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  1. George Chell's Avatar
    The problem is Napolitano. She does not command respect or authority because people like Arapaio ran all over her while she was the governor of Arizona. She needs to put her foot down. If I were in charge, those guys will be disciplined and would not care about Dobbs or any adverse publicity.
  2. Jim's Avatar
    Hi Greg, the link is not working. Thanks.



  3. Greg SIskind's Avatar
    Sorry, should be working now.
  4. Jim's Avatar
    This witch hunt is getting out of hand.

    At least they did not pull a Powell on them and immediately retracted.

    However, if Mr. Slaughter was not fortunately at home I think they could have indeed aggravated his wife's Hypertension even more and that would have put her at risk for a heart attack or even a stroke esp. if the children were at home.

    Just imagine if this were not a home of a DHS officer. They could have easily done a Powell on them and have done real damage.

  5. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    I take it, there was no warrant for the search of his home. Typical ICE tactic.
  6. Jen's Avatar
    "OK, just to be serious for a moment. Doesn't this story really tell you how out of control the raids have gotten? "

    No. It was a mistake.
  7. Jim's Avatar
    "I take it, there was no warrant for the search of his home. Typical ICE tactic."

    No, there was none. Now that a DHS officer has experienced it first hand, hopefully the rogue ICE agents now follow the directives of the DHS Sec. to stop these kind of raids.

  8. JoeF's Avatar
    Jen: A "mistake" that's repeated over and over.
    And most people who have to endure such a "mistake" don't have the knowledge to tell them that they need a warrant. And if a person tells them, the person would probably end up in detention...
    So, sadly, this wasn't just a mistake, this is the sad reality in this country.
    These illegal raids have to end.
  9. Shocked!'s Avatar
    The sad thing is that America is so big on human rights! These raids were designed purely to instill fear and is reminisce of a 3rd world dictatorship!! What is to differentiate USA from the very countries that it is trying to "liberate" when such blatant violations are allowed to continue? And when the administartion turns a "blind" eye to all these actions, it seems to show that they approve of these illegal approaches!
  10. Another voice's Avatar
    Well I think is rare that they backed off he is probably a rare case as most people would just have gotten run over by force and figure out the 4th amendment later....is the typical case of kill first ask questions later!!!!
  11. Jim's Avatar
    "Well I think is rare that they backed off he is probably a rare case as most people would just have gotten run over by force and figure out the 4th amendment later....is the typical case of kill first ask questions later!!!!"

    The only reason they backed of is when Mr. Slaughter identified himself as being a DHS officer. Other than they would proceeded with their usual way of doing things.

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