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Obama Tramples on CITIZEN Rights While Sucking Up to Illegal Aliens
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The ObamaNation continues. The nation's detention system for illegal immigrants will be overhauled in an effort to improve medical care, increase accountability according to DHS Assistant Secretary for Immigration & Customs Enforcement, John Morton. 

Changes announced Thursday include creation of an Office of Detention Policy and Planning to spearhead the overhaul and measures to enhance supervision of the facilities.  ICE will no longer house families in the T. Don Hutto facility in Texas. It has been the target of lawsuits by the ACLU and others who alleged, among other things, that children were being detained illegally, had to wear prison uniforms and got only one hour of education a day.

"I'm elated that there won't be families at Hutto," said Vanita Gupta, an ACLU attorney. "No child should have ever been there." A legal settlement in 2007 improved conditions, but "Hutto is still a prison," she said.

Gupta complained that the plan does not include legally binding standards to hold ICE accountable.

Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates less immigration and more enforcement, said the move shows ICE is not serious about deporting illegals.

"This is one in a continuous stream of announcements from the administration that appears to potentially redirect resources away from what Americans want most, which is an increase in interior apprehensions, enforcement and removal," he said.

When it comes to the First Amendment, Team Obama believes in Global Chilling.

Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law professor who has been appointed to a shadowy post that will grant him powers that are merely mind-boggling, explicitly supports using the courts to impose a "chilling effect" on speech that might hurt someone's feelings.

Obama thinks that the bloggers have been rampaging out of control and that new laws need to be written to corral them.

Advance copies of Sunstein's new book, "On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done," have gone out to reviewers ahead of its September publication date, but considering the prominence with which Sunstein is about to be endowed, his worrying views are fair game now.

Sunstein is Obama's choice to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. It's the bland titles that should scare you the most.

"Although obscure," reported the Wall Street Journal, "the post wields outsize power. It oversees regulations throughout the government, from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

"Obama aides have said the job will be crucial as the new administration overhauls financial-services regulations, attempts to pass universal health care and tries to forge a new approach to controlling emissions of greenhouse gases."

Sunstein was appointed, no doubt, off the success of "Nudge," his previous book, which suggests that government ought to gently force people to be better human beings.


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