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"Catch and release" has been common in the American southwest

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Submitted by Brian Eargle (United States), Oct 29, 2008 at 13:19

Unlike Europeans, Americans "rarely play catch-and-release" For the U.S. Border Patrol agents working within 100 miles of the U.S. border with Mexico, catch-and-release was standard operating procedure until last year. For Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and police officers elsewhere, it is still common. In fact, in some locations in the U.S., police are hard-pressed to persuade ICE to pick up less than 25 illegal aliens for deportation... or even 50. When they can no longer be kept in the county jail, the illegal aliens must be released back into the general population. That is catch-and-release, and it happens every day. What does an Islamist terrorist sneaking across the Mexican border look like? An illegal alien. http://alipac.us

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