Originally Posted by MastUndSchotbruch
That is correct. But isn't overstaying a visum exactly the kind of stuff that ICE is supposed to act upon?
I would see the situation differently. If those two were not French and white but nationals of a third world country and black or hispanic, maybe the ICE would have found it necessary to intervene
I don't see it that way.
If I wrote you a bad check it would still take you MONTHS to do a damn thing about it. Not being American does nothing to change that.
Even the sheriff in the article expresses his concern that Otts might himself be a victim.
We do not KNOW the status of his visa status. I don't work for ICE, do you?
Some law enforcement agencies are not allowed to request legal status/green card/visa doc's unless an arrest is made prior to the request.
I used to run databases for related federal agencies, it's not as simple as you think. No one is running around checking visa's folks - not even for "I think he's illegal" finger pointers - and no actual charges have been made.