So How Is Prioritizing Undocumented Immigrant Deportations Going? Suckily.

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It's been nearly six months since U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton issued a memo to his subordinates, which we'll translate from bureaucrat-speak for you: Look, we got scarce resources, so don't head out into the field looking to pop every Tomas, Diego and Enrique you find without papers. And when you come across 'em, think about a coupla things. 1) Have they been here forever, or did their folks drag them across the border as kids? 2) Are they going to college or the military, makin' good and whatnot? And 3) Most importantly, is this guy before you lacking the qualities of an asshole? More specifically, does he pose no threat to society at large, and does he have a clean record?

If the answer to any of those questions is yes, he probably isn't worth your time.

In October, the White House issued the same message. It's nothing particularly new. As early as 2010, ICE honchos have been urging their underlings to stick to the bad guys and steer clear of the grandma without a driver's license.

So we thought we'd check in on ICE. A progress report of sorts, to see whether they're enforcing federal immigration law intelligently and judiciously. The answer: more like dumbly. Still. According to data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, compiled by Syracuse University and released Monday, in the months following the memo, only 14 percent of those placed in deportation proceedings were accused of an actual crime. Enforcement for immigration infractions -- a violation of civil law -- still comprised the vast majority of detainer notices filed by ICE agents.

In Texas, the biggest deporter of 'em all, the numbers say the same thing. For the fiscal year through the end of September, immigration infractions still make up more than 80 percent of all deportation proceedings in immigration court. Less than three percent are aggravated felonies. Miscellaneous "other criminal charges" account for 13 percent. "National security charges" -- whatever that means -- are less than 3 percent. And Texas deportations for terrorism: nada.

Perhaps it's time for Morton to issue another memo. Problem is, ever since the union that represents ICE agents cast a unanimous vote for no confidence in the director, it's probably falling on deaf ears.

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Dave Francis
Dave Francis

 

Fighting for yourjobs in 50 States, by using MANDATORY E-Verify?

 

 The numbers of politicians enthusiastic by passing'THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT' is rising, and now only needs 32 more of sponsors forits introduction to the House floor. This would have exceptional ramificationsfor the ailing job market, in rejecting illegal aliens and replacing them withcitizens and legal diverse workers.  The numbers of politiciansenthusiastic of passing 'THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT' is rising, and now only needs32 more of sponsors for its introduction to the House floor. This would haveexceptional ramifications for the ailing job market, in rejecting illegalaliens and replacing them with citizens and legal decisive workers. This is nota pogrom against any race or nationality; it’s not a witch hunt to stop Blacks,Hispanics, Europeans, and Pacific Islanders, Asian or other persons. It’s aboutkeeping to the law, the 'Rule of Law' like aiding and abetting millions ofillegal alien from every hemisphere across the world.

 

It's about corruption in Washington from both parties tohire cheap labor and exploit it; it’s also about millions of votes in futureyears, to undermine fair and equal electoral laws. You have seen the outcomeafter the original amnesty of rampant fraud by business owners, who will beheld liable for not implementing form I-9 and not running a electronicE-Verify process. E-Verify will become--MANDATORY--for every business and ifnot complying face harsh penalties. Hundreds of thousands at the MandatoryE-Verify enactment would promote rapid self-deportation, adding more jobs forAmericans. Ice raids have shown in large companies, illegal migrants andimmigrants fleeing and making room for different racial backgrounds lining upfor those jobs.

 

Former Speaker NewtGingrich would have American taxpayers keep supporting the millions stillunlawfully in this country? The question to ask yourself, they alreadycommitted an offense against our laws by crossing the borders or being an over-stayvisa. Then to obtain a job in the U.S. other than criminal businesses notbothering to verify their hired work verification, they had to use fraudulentSocial Security cards, drivers licenses, birth certificates or some other formof ID—isn’t this a FELONY by definition? THEN WHY IS IT NOT A FELONY? IF YOUSTOLE SOMEBODIES ID OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND GOT CAUGHT, YOU WOULD BE INJAIL.

 

Farmers and those giantagricultural factories, who hire illegal alien workers, pay nothing for thechildren’s schooling or families’ health care. YOU DO!

 

 

Rep. John Duncan (R-Tenn.) is thelatest cosponsored of House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal WorkforceAct (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin usingE-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal, state, andlocal governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months toname a few statuary laws. Although hundreds of companies now areusing the E-Verification hiring process, it must be made permanent. Currentlyit needs heavy action by all patriotic Americans. This can be done by thevoter contacting Washington 202-224-3121 and giving your name, address to theaid and insisting your representative in the Senate-House uphold the law andco-sponsor H.R. 2885. Don't hesitate! Perform it now, as not only arethousands of jobs vanishing overseas, because of the stalemate in Congress, butpeople are still crossing borders or staying after their visa is expired. Don'tbe fooled by the lies from the Leftists, who are concentrating with their liesthat moderates are seeking all ethnic majorities be deported. Don't listen totheir lies that illegal aliens pay for their own financial support, that themajority pay taxes. Most states are in a terrible mess, specifically Sanctuarystates like California, Nevada and flooded with foreigners, feeding of thecrippled welfare system.

 

Rep. Duncan representsTennessee's 2nd Congressional District and is serving his 13th term inCongress. He has earned a career A-plus grade and has also cosponsored Rep.Steve King's bill to end Birthright Citizenship and Rep. Marsha Blackburn'sbill to strengthen interior enforcement. Pregnant Mothers from other countriesin numbers unsustainable of 300 thousand annually, which taxpayers are forcedto outlay. NumbersUSA website—is another way to communicate your demand forfollowing the 1986 Immigration laws, be obliged to be held accountable forillegal hiring. Only the TEA PARTY, the American people of all partydenominations, from every walk of life, wants an end to this growing deficitcrisis. Illegal Immigration is fiscally hurting Arizona, Alabama, SouthCarolina, Utah, Indiana and all the rest of the 50 states, which are beingdrained in billions of dollars in federal non-funded mandates. Unless millionsof patriotic Americans start communicating their fears, the worst is justacross the horizon. We must build the--REAL--double fencing across the lowerUnited States. We must enact the MANDATORY 'Legal Workforce Act" Now.

 

I hear there is a reduction ofillegal aliens entering illegally, but what about the real estimate of 20million plus already squatting here. They say it costs 120 million dollars tocapture illegal aliens, so have we already the cost to states and the federalgovernment revenue payout to subsidize illegal immigrants? How about a niceround figure of 100 Billion dollars? Most don’t pay taxes; those who come herequickly find a way to screw the welfare safety net. The most social welfaresystem is Mothers with babies, who immediately get public aid and states carrythe costs.

Max from the Sandspit
Max from the Sandspit

Didn't know this was a dude, thought it was a wannabee Molly Ivins, though with far less talent for snark.

RTGolden
RTGolden

I think the writer should focus on presenting the facts and just the facts.  Hargrove seems to desperately want to write articles with the sarcastic wit and razor sharp criticism of Schutz, but he doesn't have the talent nor the experience to do so.

Gusty Guestofferson
Gusty Guestofferson

Schutz is good when he sticks to Dallas county, otherwise the shrooms seem to kick in full force. Hargrove is  lefty shill that conveniently leaves out relevant facts that don't adhere to his parent organization's agenda. For example, the memorandum's disclaimer:"As there is no right to the favorable exercise of discretion by the agency, nothing in this memorandum should be construed to prohibit the apprehension, detention, or removal of any alien unlawfully in the United States or to limit the legal authority of ICE or any of its personnel to enforce federal immigration law."

RTGolden
RTGolden

That was sort of my point.  The phrase 'lost in translation' comes to mind when reading Hargrove's 'translation from bureaucrat-speak'. In his translation, he lists 3 criteria (in reality, there were 19 criteria)  the very first one being:

  "• the agency's civil immigration enforcement priorities;".  

Hargrove took three bullets from the 3rd page of a 3-page memo and tried to spin that into the cast in stone Official United States Immigration Enforcement Policy.Hargrove's writing is beyond the pale.

Doug
Doug

It's always about the low-hanging fruit, isn't it?  No matter what line of work you're talking about...it's ALWAYS about the low hanging fruit.

Phelps
Phelps

Gee, that first paragraph sounds like it was written by Rick Perry.

J. Erik Jonsson
J. Erik Jonsson

Rational immigration policies mean fewer jobs for ICE agents.  Pot legalization means fewer jobs for cops and DEA agents.  Higher speed limits mean fewer jobs for traffic cops and less money for municipalities.

jfpo
jfpo

Not to mention cutting into profits of the booming private prison industry.

comma police
comma police

"If the answer to any of those questions is yes, he probably isn't worth your time."

So if someone is an asshole who's a threat to society, but they've lived here forever, leave 'em alone?  Um, I think your translator is broken.

Yakuza_Fighter
Yakuza_Fighter

Brantley Hargrove,

I have never read anything by you before, and this was annoying to read.  You sound like the male Andrea Grimes.  Try using more facts and less jokes.  This sentence reads like it came out of a Junior High newspaper:"The answer: more like dumbly."

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