VT Governor Wants to “Make Sure” that Police “Look the Other Way” From Illegal Aliens

Alan Sexton/Green Mountain Scribes

Burlington, VT— Vermont State Police discovered and turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol two suspected illegal aliens and apparently, Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (D) is not pleased with the efforts of police to abide by immigration law.

According to the Vermont State Police, the two subjects were passengers in a vehicle stopped by a trooper on September 13 for traveling at 88 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 89 in the town of Middlesex. The driver provided valid identification and then later released with the possibility of a future civil citation.

However, during the course of the traffic stop police learned two passengers were allegedly residing illegally in the United States. Troopers contacted the U.S. Border Patrol and agents issued an Immigration Detainer requesting that the Vermont State Police detain the individuals until their arrival at the Middlesex Barracks.

The U.S. Border Patrol then took the subjects into custody and following a brief skirmish caused by several protestors transported the two to their facilities.

None of this appears to be sitting well with governor Shumlin, who said in an interview with WPTZ News’ Stewart Ledbetter “We kinda look the other way as much as we can and I just wanna make sure that that’s what we’re doin’”


Video via WPTZ‘s YouTube channel

VT Republican Party Chairwoman Pat McDonald

VT Republican Party Chairwoman Pat McDonald

Responding to this situation and governor Shumlin’s remarks Vermont Republican Party Chairwoman Pat McDonald said, “The hard-working officers of the Vermont State Police took an oath to uphold the law. The Governor’s new policy of ‘look the other way’ may sound good to those that support illegal immigration, but it is not the appropriate guidance a sitting Governor should be giving to Vermont’s law enforcement community.”

Chairwoman McDonald further stated, “This is a difficult and emotional issue, and it demands leadership… and ‘look the other way’ is not leadership.”

According to the Vermont State Police, the Border Patrol later released the subjects with a Notice to Appear at a future date and according to various media reports governor Shumlin has ordered an internal investigation of the police.

You can view the most recent information on this issue here.

8 thoughts on “VT Governor Wants to “Make Sure” that Police “Look the Other Way” From Illegal Aliens

  1. Well, I have a few “laws” in this state that I don’t feel like abiding by most of the time either, but I am made to feel I must or be punished. This business of picking and choosing which “laws” the governor is going to enforce or NOT is probably grounds for recall. Doesn’t an oath mean anything anymore?
    This incident will lead to more and more. He is jeopardizing the security of our state and the integrity of every other law we have here. CALL HIS OFFICE AND WRITE THOSE LETTLERS!!!


    Governor of Texas Rick Perry canceled his chance of being President, as he had an insignificant standing on holding back the hordes of illegal aliens. In prior speeches he was more for amnesty than against it and handing out taxpayers money for tuition of illegal immigrant children is not honing the TEA PARTY to support him. The majority of Americans have trusted Politicians like Perry for far too long, good orators in front of crowds, but in actual fact his words are meaningless when it comes to legislating what “The People” really want–such as a real double layer fence across our Southern border–of which he disapproves and is a urgent National Security issue.

    In Furtherance to the growing concerns over the border fence that President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano declares “that it’s Secure?” Go to the “American Patrol” website, and digest the surveys along the 2000 miles of border. It just doesn’t exist. Type into Google “American Patrol” and add Fence as keywords and then find out the truth and not exaggerations or lies. Thousands of miles still remain wide open, consisting of decaying rusted fencing. Hundreds of miles are just supplemented with vehicle barriers, which anybody could pass through.

    Check and decide for yourself if the borders are controlled on American Patrols full explanatory maps. There are hundreds of miles that federal agents that are even prohibited from the border areas , because of environmental laws that have gone haywire with regulatory policies. Yet the environmentalist remain lock-jawed on the mounds of filth and human effluent left by the thousands of illegal migrants and immigrants who slip through every month, who end up pilfering the taxpayers pockets . I think human life of a rancher comes first before a species of frog or a tiny plant instead of another “political Correct” endangered Species Act..

    Far superior in worth for Presidency is Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain, as neither are part of the GOP establishment. Bachmann, Cain should address strongly the expensive and social consequences of illegal immigration, which is consuming this nation in balkanization and wrecking American democracy. Both are heavily supported by the TEA PARTY and have exceptional immigration grades, to enforce the laws already on the books. Both are Constitutional Conservatives and believe fully in shrinking government, scrapping the present tax code and returning agencies of government to each individual State. Only the REAL TEA PARTY doesn’t crave the illegal alien votes, or massive influx of cheap labor for overwhelming power or profitable interests. If I had my way, I would vote in Donald Trump as president. He would make sure that International trade treaties played fairly. No other country has the most consumers’ in the world, so Trump would insure fair treaties instead of what we have now. My God! A child could get better results, then the rip off our Diplomats have made with China.

    Don’t believe in the Liberal Progressives, open border and radical organizations that THE TEA PARTY is an opponent of E-Verify as this is a downright lie. The TEA PARTY NATION that is just one of thousands of independent entities, as the TEA PARTY is just commonplace Americans, who have been kicked around too long. The majority of TEA PARTY members are unbending there will be no more Amnesties. No clandestine small Amnesties that have been happening for years, millions entering annually. True TEA PARTY leaders will rescind any Sanctuary City or State policies, with refusal a loss of federal funds.

    If you are appalled by the mockery of our immigration laws, reach for that phone and call you’re Representative at 202-224-3121. Don’t wait–this is a very powerful E-Verify bill that could help millions of Americans find work, especially in the lower incomes. When 20 million Americans are jobless, being only finding temporary or part time work, this should be not the time for hiring foreign nations. My commentary cannot possibly cover the whole travesties perpetrated on Americans, but all evidence of years of failure, unconcern and corruption is available at NumbersUSA, American Patrol and Judicial Watch. There are just three of the hundreds of serious pro-sovereignty organization, fighting the open border zealots.

    In Conclusion, Farmers and Mega-agricultural corporations complaining about E-verify and lose of cheap labor are keeping concealed that when an illegal alien worker is sick, he leaves that unfortunate uninsured soul at the emergency room. His whole families also are treated from a minor cough to a serious illness—which the taxpayers pay for eventually. Same with all the children, that are placed in Public schools—which come out of your taxes, not the farmer’s profits. It’s a fact that State and federal governments appropriate from taxpayers an estimated $113 billion dollars a year in catering to illegal aliens. (Heritage foundation study)

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  3. For the illegal aliens already working, there is an effective answer to this issue as well. If you are suspicious of competition using illegal aliens, Etc, Contractors in Construction, assembling products or any manual work, contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division at 1-866-DHS-2ICE (866-347-2423). According to one of our members of NumbersUSA who spoke with an ICE agent, “the mere ‘suspicion’ that a company’s employees are illegal aliens is all that is necessary to make the call to commence an investigation.” He added, “Law enforcement organizations cannot, and do not, expect the public to be experts in determining whether someone is committing a crime, so they provide a safe harbor approach to informing.” SEE SOMETHING–SAY SOMETHING!

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  8. Really, released with a Notice to Appear? You are joking right? I’m sure they put that date on their agenda. Sure, they’ll be back….psst, I gotta bridge…fools

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