Via Judicial Watch:
Caving into the demands of a leftist civil rights group, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has terminated an enforcement program that apprehends illegal immigrants in California’s central valley.
The unbelievable story comes out of Kern County in Bakersfield, which is considered the heart of the nation’s most populous state. The increasingly powerful American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) didn’t like that the DHS agency responsible for deporting illegal aliens, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), was doing its job.
So the ACLU, which has repeatedly shown to wield tremendous power in the Obama administration, fired off a letter demanding that the “abusive” arrests cease immediately because they were creating a “culture of fear” among the undocumented. Evidently, ICE was arresting illegal immigrants who conducted state business at the Kern County Courthouse. Some were paying fines, appearing for court hearings or getting married, the ACLU writes in its letter.