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ILLEGAL ALIEN PROBLEM WORSENS
Fiedor Report On the News #313 ^ | 8-21-04 | Doug Fiedor

Posted on 08/21/2004 10:40:01 AM PDT by forest

A few weeks ago, Jerry Seper at The Washington Times wrote a well researched three part series titled: "FREE PASS: America's losing fight against illegals."[1] It is still there for anyone interested in catching up on the topic.

Last week, Seper struck yet again, this time describing the "Limits sought on Border Patrol" agents.

According to Seper: "The Department of Homeland Security wants to restrict the U.S. Border Patrol's arrest of illegal aliens in the nation's interior, concerned that the recent apprehension of 450 illegals by agents in inland areas of Southern California failed to consider the 'sensitivities' of those detained. According to department sources, a formal written policy under review would limit Border Patrol arrests to areas along the nation's 7,000 miles of international border and give U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) the responsibility for enforcing immigration laws in the nation's interior."[2] As reported: "Homeland Security Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson criticized the arrests, saying they had not been approved by officials in Washington and violated U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) policy, the agency that oversees the Border Patrol. In a letter, Mr. Hutchinson, undersecretary for border and transportation security, assured Rep. Joe Baca, California Democrat -- and other members of the state's delegation who complained about the arrests -- that in the future, Homeland Security would enforce immigration laws 'in a reasonable manner' and would consider the 'sensitivities' surrounding the enforcement of those laws in its interior-enforcement program."

"Sensitivities" surrounding the enforcement of federal laws? Congress critters who do NOT want federal law enforced? What the hell kind of deal is this? How about some "sensitivities" enforcing tax laws, environmental laws & such against the American people! What are we, chopped liver here?

Anyway, Hutchinson creates a major problem for the American people, of course. ICE only has 2,300 agents for interior-enforcement. As The Times reports, those agents are tasked to finding the "80,000 criminal aliens on the nation's streets and 320,000 foreign nationals known as 'absconders,' who fled after being ordered deported."

Which also means that no one -- not one federal official -- is bothering to round up the other few million illegal immigrants permanently camped out here and sucking up our tax dollars in services.

According to authorities, over 1.2 million people attempt to cross US borders illegally each year -- that they know about. Many of them are OTMs (Other than Mexicans). No one knows how many are potential terrorists.

The August 16 London Telegraph[3] informs us that at least two groups of Arab males were discovered by patrol guards from Willcox, Arizona. "These guys didn't speak Spanish," said one field agent, "and they were speaking to each other in Arabic. It's ridiculous that we don't take this more seriously. We're told not to say a thing to the media." A colleague told the paper: "All the men had brand-new clothing and the exact same cut of moustache." Local ranchers have also reported a rise in the sightings of large groups of young males. Patrol agents told an Arizona newspaper that 77 males "of Middle Eastern descent" were apprehended in June in two separate incidents.

On the other hand, last week the Department of Homeland Security announced that it planned to give border patrol agents "sweeping new powers" to deport illegal aliens from the borders abutting Mexico and Canada -- without providing the aliens the opportunity to make their case before an immigration judge. Previously, border patrol agents usually delivered undocumented immigrants to the custody of the immigration courts, where judges determined whether they should be deported or remain in the United States. Which presented yet another silly problem:

Steve McCraw, the assistant director of the FBI's Office of Intelligence, stated that "the ability of foreign nationals to use [the hearings procedure] to create a well-documented but fictitious identity in the United States, provides an opportunity for terrorists to move freely within the US without triggering name-based watch lists. It also enables them to board planes without revealing their true identity." Fact is, law enforcement agencies across the south-west border are very alarmed that the US is releasing thousands of OTMs [Other than Mexicans]. Some are from nations defined as state sponsors of potential terrorism and/or even nations that have produced large numbers of al-Qaeda militants.

So, there was a small fix accomplished with those "sweeping new powers to deport illegal aliens." Even so, there are many millions of illegal aliens squatting in this country today and no one of authority enforcing our immigration law.

"Sensitivities" be damned, that must change; and soon. Else, the federal government is demonstrating to the American people that federal law is no more than arbitrarily (tyrannically) enforced suggestions.

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1. <http://www.washtimes.com/>

2. <http://www.washtimes.com/national/20040817-011448-1322r.htm>

3. <http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=14649>

 

   

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"... restrict U.S. Border Patrol's arrest of illegal aliens ... failed to consider the 'sensitivities'... ." "Sensitivities" be damned. What are we, chopped liver here?

ICE only has 2,300 agents to find 80,000 criminal aliens. Which also means that no one is bothering to round up the other few million illegal immigrants permanently camped out here and sucking up our tax dollars in services.

According to authorities, over 1.2 million people attempt to cross US borders illegally each year. Some are from nations defined as state sponsors of potential terrorism and/or even nations that have produced large numbers of al-Qaeda militants.

1 posted on 08/21/2004 10:40:02 AM PDT by forest
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To: forest

The greatest disappointment of the Bush administration.


2 posted on 08/21/2004 10:47:44 AM PDT by nathanbedford (Attack, repeat, attack... Bull Halsey)
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To: forest
ARIZONA BORDER PATROL APPREHENSIONS* 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004** Total Afghanistan 9 1 10 Albania 4 8 1 13 Algeria 1 1 2 Angola 2 2 Argentina 3 14 17 10 44 Armenia 1 1 2 Australia 1 1 2 Bangladesh 1 1 2 4 Belarus 1 1 Belize 1 2 2 1 6 Bolivia 1 8 14 5 12 40 Bosnia - Herzegovina 1 1 Botswana 1 1 Brazil 94 385 688 1,709 1,451 4,327 Bulgaria 37 46 6 8 97 Burma 1 1 Cambodia 1 1 Canada 4 1 2 2 2 11 Chile 7 8 3 7 7 32 China 77 48 13 31 142 311 Colombia 21 17 11 22 13 84 Costa Rica 55 84 41 100 134 414 Cuba 21 29 14 22 8 94 Czech Republic 3 3 Czechoslovakia 2 8 2 12 Dominican Republic 13 33 30 71 29 176 Ecuador 128 241 187 135 154 845 Egypt 2 16 6 1 25 El Salvador 802 1,088 1,134 1,188 1,389 5,601 Eritrea 1 2 3 Ethiopia 3 3 France 1 1 2 4 Georgia 1 3 4 Germany 1 2 3 Ghana 2 2 Guatemala 631 685 1,107 1,530 1,543 5,496 Guinea 2 2 Haiti 10 1 7 29 47 Honduras 392 394 471 818 862 2,937 Hungary 2 3 2 2 9 India 33 105 19 4 6 167 Indonesia 3 2 2 7 Iran 5 1 1 7 Iraq 1 1 1 3 Ireland 1 1 Israel 4 1 4 1 5 15 Italy 1 1 1 2 5 Jamaica 5 10 8 10 33 Japan 1 1 2 Jordan 1 1 2 Kenya 1 2 3 Korea, North 2 1 3 Korea, South 1 1 36 38 Kuwait 1 1 Laos 1 1 Latvia 1 1 Lebanon 1 3 2 6 Liberia 1 1 Lithuania 2 2 1 3 2 10 Malaysia 1 1 2 Mali 1 1 Mexico 716,412 516,362 371,503 396,374 438,519 2,439,170 Moldova 1 1 Morocco 1 3 4 Nepal 1 1 New Zealand 1 2 3 Nicaragua 16 18 21 44 59 158 Nigeria 1 1 Norway 1 1 Pakistan 1 8 2 11 Panama 1 3 4 Papua New Guinea 1 1 Peru 36 31 49 49 165 Philippines 4 5 3 2 1 15 Poland 113 144 85 112 75 529 Qatar 6 1 2 9 Romania 4 5 4 1 4 18 Russia 7 5 2 1 15 Saudi Arabia 6 6 Sierra Leon 1 1 Slovakia 2 7 5 1 2 17 Somalia 1 1 Spain 2 2 Sri Lanka 11 14 1 26 St. Kitts - Nevis 1 1 Sudan 1 1 Syria 2 2 Tanzania 1 1 The Gambia 1 1 2 Turkey 1 1 2 Ukraine 37 15 4 2 4 62 United Kingdom 1 2 1 1 1 6 Unknown 1 1 Uruguay 2 3 5 Venezuela 10 2 3 8 8 31 Vietnam 4 1 5 Yemen 2 3 1 6 Yugoslavia 2 3 3 1 9 Total 719,016 519,868 375,516 402,318 444,556 2,461,274 Total OTM's 2,604 3,506 4,013 5,944 6,037 22,104 * The above apprehension numbers are from the Tucson Secotr and the Arizona Offices of the Yuma Sector
3 posted on 08/21/2004 10:48:28 AM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider ((KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!))
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To: forest
Seper had the Clinton's nailed to the outhouse door; first at the Times and then again in The Nation, but the political squalls blew them free, landed Seper on the wrong side of Foggy Bottom and he's just now resurfacing to attack the current administration with smooth, flat river rocks that will skip harmlessly downstream?

What's next, a David Brock style epiphany?

4 posted on 08/21/2004 10:48:47 AM PDT by Old Professer (If they win, it will be because we've become too soft.)
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider

OOPS sorry!


5 posted on 08/21/2004 10:48:51 AM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider ((KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!))
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To: forest
Sensitivities" be damned What are we, chopped liver here?

Ain't that the truth?! We're taxpaying nobodies supporting illegals draining our social services while male illegals are supporting Mexico's economy as their #1 source of income.

6 posted on 08/21/2004 10:52:48 AM PDT by xJones
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To: nathanbedford

Viva Aztlan!


7 posted on 08/21/2004 11:02:04 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: dljordan

How long before Whites and Hispanics are exchanged
Hispanics to the Southwest,
Whites out of the Southwest.


8 posted on 08/21/2004 11:31:21 AM PDT by John Will
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To: forest
...if there ever was a reason for payback.....
9 posted on 08/21/2004 11:54:41 AM PDT by gitmogrunt (undecorated and proud)
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider

Tancredo and I wanna know if you've got a link to a site that has this info in a more digestable format


10 posted on 08/21/2004 11:56:28 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider

Can you do some formating on that list or give the link to the Arizona BP site?


11 posted on 08/21/2004 1:28:15 PM PDT by citizen (Write-in Tom Tancredo Pres./Jeff Flake V.P. 2004!)
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To: forest
ICE only has 2,300 agents for interior-enforcement. As The Times reports, those agents are tasked to finding the "80,000 criminal aliens on the nation's streets and 320,000 foreign nationals known as 'absconders,' who fled after being ordered deported

Not all ICE agents are proficient in Spanish. Only legacy INS and Border Patrol investigators have the ability to detain and process illegal aliens. Legacy Customs does not. So there's probably less than a thousand ICE agents that have the experience and resources to pursue illegal aliens. Legacy Customs investigators need to be sent to school to learn Spanish. They have to be given access to ENFORCE and they have to be taught how to do the paperwork. Legacy INS and Border Patrol investigators should run anti-smuggling operations at least until Customs learns how to do it. Will this happen? I doubt it.

12 posted on 08/21/2004 1:46:21 PM PDT by Ajnin
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To: citizen
Not great, but maybe better
ARIZONA BORDER PATROL APPREHENSIONS* 
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004**  Total 
Afghanistan 9 1 10 
Albania 4 8 1 13 
Algeria 1 1 2 
Angola 2 2 
Argentina 3 14 17 10 44 
Armenia 1 1 2 
Australia 1 1 2 
Bangladesh 1 1 2 4 
Belarus 1 1 
elize 1 2 2 1 6 
Bolivia 1 8 14 5 12 40 
Bosnia - Herzegovina 1 1 
Botswana 1 1 
Brazil 94 385 688 1,709 1,451 4,327 
Bulgaria 37 46 6 8 97 
Burma 1 1 
Cambodia 1 1 
Canada 4 1 2 2 2 11 
Chile 7 8 3 7 7 32 
China 77 48 13 31 142 311 
Colombia 21 17 11 22 13 84 
Costa Rica 55 84 41 100 134 414 
Cuba 21 29 14 22 8 94 
Czech Republic 3 3 
Czechoslovakia 2 8 2 12 
Dominican Republic 13 33 30 71 29 176 
Ecuador 128 241 187 135 154 845 
Egypt 2 16 6 1 25 
El Salvador 802 1,088 1,134 1,188 1,389 5,601 
Eritrea 1 2 3 
Ethiopia 3 3 
France 1 1 2 4 
Georgia 1 3 4 
Germany 1 2 3 
Ghana 2 2 
Guatemala 631 685 1,107 1,530 1,543 5,496 
Guinea 2 2 
Haiti 10 1 7 29 47 
Honduras 392 394 471 818 862 2,937 
Hungary 2 3 2 2 9 
India 33 105 19 4 6 167 
Indonesia 3 2 2 7 
Iran 5 1 1 7 
Iraq 1 1 1 3 
Ireland 1 1 
Israel 4 1 4 1 5 15 
Italy 1 1 1 2 5 
Jamaica 5 10 8 10 33 
Japan 1 1 2 
Jordan 1 1 2 
Kenya 1 2 3 
Korea, North 2 1 3 
Korea, South 1 1 36 38 

Kuwait 1 1 
Laos 1 1 
Latvia 1 1 
Lebanon 1 3 2 6 
Liberia 1 1 
Lithuania 2 2 1 3 2 10 
Malaysia 1 1 2 
Mali 1 1 
Mexico 716,412 516,362 371,503 396,374 438,519 2,439,170
 
Moldova 1 1 
Morocco 1 3 4 
Nepal 1 1 
New Zealand 1 2 3 
Nicaragua 16 18 21 44 59 158 
Nigeria 1 1 
Norway 1 1 
Pakistan 1 8 2 11 
Panama 1 3 4 
Papua New Guinea 1 1 
Peru 36 31 49 49 165 
Philippines 4 5 3 2 1 15 
Poland 113 144 85 112 75 529 
Qatar 6 1 2 9 
Romania 4 5 4 1 4 18 
Russia 7 5 2 1 15 
Saudi Arabia 6 6 
Sierra Leon 1 1 
Slovakia 2 7 5 1 2 17 
Somalia 1 1 
Spain 2 2 
Sri Lanka 11 14 1 26 
St. Kitts - Nevis 1 1 
Sudan 1 1 
Syria 2 2 
Tanzania 1 1 
The Gambia 1 1 2 
Turkey 1 1 2 
Ukraine 37 15 4 2 4 62 
United Kingdom 1 2 1 1 1 6 
Unknown 1 1 
Uruguay 2 3 5 
Venezuela 10 2 3 8 8 31 
Vietnam 4 1 5 
Yemen 2 3 1 6 
Yugoslavia 2 3 3 1 9 
Total 719,016 519,868 375,516 402,318 444,556 2,461,274 
Total OTM's 2,604 3,506 4,013 5,944 6,037 22,104 
* The above apprehension numbers are from the Tucson Secotr and 
the Arizona Offices of the Yuma Sector 

13 posted on 08/21/2004 2:19:06 PM PDT by slowhandluke
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To: forest

Damn..damn..damn.


14 posted on 08/21/2004 3:49:22 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak (Let them eat amnesty)
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To: SittinYonder; citizen

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1192273/posts


15 posted on 08/21/2004 3:52:55 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak (Let them eat amnesty)
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To: nathanbedford

BUMP


16 posted on 08/21/2004 3:57:07 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: nathanbedford

If terrorists decide to blow up Los Angeles before Nov. 2, and they sneaked over the border to do it, Kerry will have something big to mouth off about and Bush will lose.


17 posted on 08/21/2004 4:02:25 PM PDT by hershey
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To: hershey
If terrorists decide to blow up Los Angeles before Nov. 2, and they sneaked over the border to do it, Kerry will have something big to mouth off about and Bush will lose.

... and Kerry won't do anything about the border afterwards! Instead, he'll enhance security by doing his damndest to ban guns for citizens.

18 posted on 08/21/2004 7:10:18 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: forest
ILLEGAL ALIEN PROBLEM WORSENS

Who is surprised by that?

19 posted on 08/21/2004 7:18:30 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: forest
....ICE only has 2,300 agents for interior-enforcement....

(1) Recall ALL Peace Corp Volunteers from overseas
(2) Conscript ALL AmeriCorps Volunteers
(3) Immediately give them all training in riflery
(4) Spread them out along the border facing South and tell them to shoot anything that moves

20 posted on 08/21/2004 7:19:33 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: forest

Someone might think Clinton was still running the government, as to the border issue.


21 posted on 08/21/2004 7:24:04 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: hershey
If terrorists decide to blow up Los Angeles before Nov. 2, and they sneaked over the border to do it, Kerry will have something big to mouth off about and Bush will lose.

I have posted the identical warning months ago.

Many of us are inclined to avert our eyes from the spectacle of Bush trying to buy off Kennedy with our money in the education act, or the NAACP with our money in the Aids In Africa boondogle, or the AARP with the drugs, but this goes to the security of the country and cannot be condonned.

22 posted on 08/21/2004 9:55:59 PM PDT by nathanbedford (Attack, repeat, attack... Bull Halsey)
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To: slowhandluke

Much better!

Notice that all country's numbers are exponentially increased for 2004 - and we're still in August this year!

Could this be because of President Bush's [can't-call-it] amnesty plan? What other reason could there be? I can't think of any.


23 posted on 08/22/2004 6:23:13 AM PDT by citizen (Write-in Tom Tancredo Pres./Jeff Flake V.P. 2004!)
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To: forest
Do you want to know something outrageous? This is the best example of how our Government does not care at all about this serious problem. I have a sister in-law and niece who came up to visit from Uruguay on a tourist visa (3 months). They came up with the intention of staying, and working.
My sister in-law bought some documents for $200.00. The documents have all the information of a real legal person, but have my sister in-laws picture. Last spring she had to go to the hospital for an emergency, she racked up a bill of $3054.00. She works at the same hospital, (a State University hospital) under an assumed name, but gets free medical service under her real name. Her daughter has received free public assistance and goes free to a public school.
The clincher, I have given documented information to the FBI, Immigration criminal investigations, the State Attorney Generals office, the University Police Department, and the State Hospital employee relations office. Guess what? NOBODY CARES! Even with all the documentation to prove that she is here illegally, that she has committed a felony (identity theft), and she has defrauded the University Hospital of over $3000.00............WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON? IS OR GOVERNMENT STUPID OR DO THEY WANT ILLEGALS TO STAY HERE AND WORK ILLEGALLY WHILE THOUSANDS ARE TRYING TO COME HER LEGALLY.

FRUSTED...............................
24 posted on 09/16/2004 8:25:30 AM PDT by gilham
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