ULTIMA: Should these licenses show any visa expiration date or in the absence of such a date serve as prima facie evidence that the person is present in this country illegally and therefore should be detained for Immigration and Customs Enforcement?
ULTIMA: What does it mean to come out of the shadows? If the illegals are already working and living in the
ULTIMA: Do you believe state and local law enforcement should cooperate with the feds to help apprehend illegals and detain them until ICE can take custody? I'm not speaking of any sort of roundups by local authorities, just the determination of immigration status for anyone who is apprehended for other reasons.
MARTINEZ: Of course. State and local officials make all kinds of excuses for doing this but I believe this is part of their job of enforcing the law. The federal government should recognize the costs involved and make sure they have all the detention facilities needed to quickly remove illegals from local custody. If there is some impediment to local enforcement of the immigration laws, it should be removed as part of any immigration reform bill.
ULTIMA: Changing the subject, some believe that all illegal aliens should be legalized and granted a pathway to citizenship. Do you subscribe to this point of view or do you think this would create a huge incentive for more aliens to penetrate our borders?