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Illegal Aliens Deported in Record Numbers from Pacific Northwest
Imperial Valley News ^ | June 14, 2008 | Imperial Valley News

Posted on 07/16/2008 9:43:37 AM PDT by AuntB

Seattle, Washington - The number of immigration violators deported from three Pacific Northwest states surged nearly 40 percent when compared to the same period last year, according to statistics released today by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

In the first nine months of fiscal year 2008 (Oct. 2007 through June 2008), ICE returned 7,345 illegal aliens to their home countries who had been living in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. During that same period last fiscal year, ICE removed 5,256. This year’s statistics reflect a 39 percent overall increase in the volume of deportations from the three-state area.

Of the more than 7,300 immigration violators deported since October 2007, 2,024 had prior criminal convictions in addition to being in the country illegally. That figure represents a 26 percent increase in the number of criminal alien deportations compared to last year.

ICE attributes the increase in deportations to the recent expansion of the Criminal Alien Program (CAP), which focuses on identifying criminal aliens incarcerated in federal, state and local facilities. Once a criminal alien is identified, ICE lodges an immigration detainer against the individual to ensure they are turned over to ICE for removal upon completion of their criminal sentence.

“The increase in removals locally and nationally underscores ICE’s commitment to upholding our laws and preserving the integrity of our nation’s immigration system,” said Neil Clark, field office director for ICE detention and removal operations in Seattle. “As a country, we welcome law-abiding immigrants, but foreign nationals who violate our laws and commit crimes in our communities should be on notice that ICE is going to use all of the tools at its disposal to find you and send you home.”

The local increase in removals mirrors a national trend. Nationwide, more than 234,000 people have been deported this fiscal year compared to about 210,000 at this time last year.

The removals are part of ICE’s ongoing efforts to identify and arrest those who pose a threat to our community and who have no legal right to remain in the country. Those deported include convicted felons who have served time in local, county, state and federal prisons. Others were immigration fugitives who had been ordered removed by an immigration judge, but failed to comply with that order.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: aliens; crimaliens; deport; enforcement; fightingback; immigrantlist; immigration

1 posted on 07/16/2008 9:43:37 AM PDT by AuntB
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To: AuntB

Yes, ICE and them all have been very busy up here. Word has gotten out about this, so many of them are returning to California or going back to Mexico.


2 posted on 07/16/2008 9:52:35 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: AuntB

Good news!


3 posted on 07/16/2008 9:54:49 AM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right)
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To: AuntB

Self-repatriation... it’s the law!

This ICE move will help quite a bit. If we did this across the board, a few folks started losing assets and the like, we’d get back to ground zero rather quickly.

McCain must be beside himself! If this is happening on Bush’s watch, he deserves credit for it. It’s seven years late, but what the hey.


4 posted on 07/16/2008 9:59:59 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Annapolis, flight school, Congress, Senate, MIAs, Keating 5, Soros, Kerry... tried & found wanting!)
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To: dynachrome

Good news

ICE you are my hero!!


5 posted on 07/16/2008 10:00:58 AM PDT by mouse1
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To: AuntB

If this were to happen across the nation, McCain would be naturalizing a burro and a spittoon next summer.


6 posted on 07/16/2008 10:02:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Annapolis, flight school, Congress, Senate, MIAs, Keating 5, Soros, Kerry... tried & found wanting!)
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To: mouse1; All

ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE


7 posted on 07/16/2008 10:02:53 AM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right)
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To: DoughtyOne

There is a rumor going around that ICE is looking at Hispanic congregation churches in heavily illegal areas.

Sounds like a good one to spread.


8 posted on 07/16/2008 10:04:26 AM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right)
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To: DoughtyOne

They are targeting individuals already incarcerated, so catch and release isn’t an option.


9 posted on 07/16/2008 10:05:54 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: AuntB

An election year deflection tactic to quell the citizenry IMO. If the numbers were in the high five or six digit range, I would be impressed.


10 posted on 07/16/2008 10:08:31 AM PDT by TADSLOS (47 Days and a Wakeup for the GOP to use the Nuclear Option.)
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To: AuntB

Washington State, now how do you like those apples?


11 posted on 07/16/2008 10:09:57 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (I like, chicken.)
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To: AuntB

They’re even being smart and starting at the NORTHERN most part of the country.

Wow!


12 posted on 07/16/2008 10:11:48 AM PDT by ROTB (Our Constitution [is] for a [Christian] people. It is wholly inadequate [for] any other. -John Adams)
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To: dynachrome
There is a rumor going around that ICE is looking at Hispanic congregation churches in heavily illegal areas.  Sounds like a good one to spread.

There's some things I don't want to support, even thinking along the lines I do on this overall issue.

Focusing on Churches isn't necessary, but if a rumor gets started, I can't stop it.  ;-)

We have places where illegals congregate every morning to obtain under the table jobs.  We have businesses known to hire people with such poor pay, that only one group of people will take the jobs.

If ICE wanted to, they would shut this off like a water faucet.  They don't want to.  At least I haven't seen any evidence of it yet.

You cut off the ability to work, the gravy train is over.  You deny services, the gravy train is over.  You enforce the law, it's over.

We don't need comprehensive immigration reform.  We need comprehensive immigration enforcement.

I know you and I agree on these things, so don't think I don't.

13 posted on 07/16/2008 10:15:33 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Annapolis, flight school, Congress, Senate, MIAs, Keating 5, Soros, Kerry... tried & found wanting!)
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To: saveliberty

Yes, these do seem to be people who have been serving time.

You know what, even this an improvement. We were letting these folks back out to commit more crimes on our soil.


14 posted on 07/16/2008 10:19:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Annapolis, flight school, Congress, Senate, MIAs, Keating 5, Soros, Kerry... tried & found wanting!)
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To: DoughtyOne

I don’t disagree, I am pointing out that an unspoken part of the problem is the judiciary; judges making arbitary decisions and also this releasing until court date.


15 posted on 07/16/2008 10:22:05 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: AuntB

Off the millions and millions of illegals, they get a few thousand, and that is a couple thousand more than last year. 40% is a meaningless number when you are talking about 0.01% of the total number of illegals. Actually, estimating 20 million illegals in the US, 7,500 = 0.00036%, a miniscule figure at best. Now if they were up 400% from last year, it might be closer to being worth talking about.


16 posted on 07/16/2008 10:22:56 AM PDT by webheart (I am Webheart, and I approved this post.)
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To: DoughtyOne

You (and I) want more along these lines.
“Day labor center closed”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2046391/posts


17 posted on 07/16/2008 10:30:17 AM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right)
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To: ROTB

They’re even being smart and starting at the NORTHERN most part of the country.....

Just start sweeping from the Canadian Border due south to the Mexican border....

I.C.E.....just doing the job the Libtards in Washington State won’t do....


18 posted on 07/16/2008 10:31:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: saveliberty

Thank you. I agree with your points. I appreciate the additional thoughts.


19 posted on 07/16/2008 10:31:29 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Annapolis, flight school, Congress, Senate, MIAs, Keating 5, Soros, Kerry... tried & found wanting!)
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To: webheart

“meaningless number”

Perhaps, but if the perception spreads that there is agood chance of being deported, maybe a much larger number will self deport!


20 posted on 07/16/2008 10:31:53 AM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right)
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To: DoughtyOne

My only concern is that once the election is over, they’ll go back to business as usual.

They know the American people are p!ssed about this and could just be throwing us a bone for now.


21 posted on 07/16/2008 10:33:20 AM PDT by Let's Roll (As usual, following a shooting spree, libs want to take guns away from those who DIDN'T do it.)
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To: Let's Roll

I believe the fix is in for amnesty, so I have to lean in your direction on this point. I would have to agree this is quite likely smoke and mirrors.


22 posted on 07/16/2008 10:34:52 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Annapolis, flight school, Congress, Senate, MIAs, Keating 5, Soros, Kerry... tried & found wanting!)
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23 posted on 07/16/2008 10:36:28 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: webheart
Of the millions and millions of illegals, they get a few thousand, and that is a couple thousand more than last year. 40% is a meaningless number when you are talking about 0.01% of the total number of illegals. Actually, estimating 20 million illegals in the US, 7,500 = 0.00036%, a miniscule figure at best. Now if they were up 400% from last year, it might be closer to being worth talking about.

Reminds me of gas prices...It goes up a dollar then drops .5 cents....Goes up 2 dollars, and then drops a dime.

24 posted on 07/16/2008 10:38:33 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: DoughtyOne
We don't need comprehensive immigration reform. We need comprehensive immigration enforcement.

I like that--Great bumper sticker!

25 posted on 07/16/2008 10:40:06 AM PDT by notaliberal (Christ Our Hope!)
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To: notaliberal
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Enforcement!

26 posted on 07/16/2008 10:52:39 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Annapolis, flight school, Congress, Senate, MIAs, Keating 5, Soros, Kerry... tried & found wanting!)
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To: webheart

I agree, you are right.


27 posted on 07/16/2008 10:56:37 AM PDT by AuntB (Vote Obama! ..........Because ya can't blame 'the man' when you are the 'man'.... Wanda Sikes)
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To: DoughtyOne

Another reason ICE numbers are up here in the Pacific NorthWest is the amount of illegals is way up as well...

Just ten years ago they were barely visible, staying close to the Ag work areas. Nowadays they are EVERYWHERE! Especially in the construction trades... truly makes me ill.

With that said, I whole heartily say Bravo! To ICE in their recent efforts!


28 posted on 07/16/2008 11:09:15 AM PDT by JDoutrider (Obama= Not Hope & Change! He brings Hype & Chains!)
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To: AuntB
Nationwide, more than 234,000 people have been deported this fiscal year compared to about 210,000 at this time last year.

A 10% increase in deportations?

Better than nothing I guess, but color me unimpressed.

29 posted on 07/16/2008 11:18:39 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: JDoutrider

As far as they have gone, I do too. For what they are not doing, I must say I have noticed and cannot get too worked up.

Is what they have done good. Hell yes.

I appreciate your comments.


30 posted on 07/16/2008 11:22:30 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Annapolis, flight school, Congress, Senate, MIAs, Keating 5, Soros, Kerry... tried & found wanting!)
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To: DoughtyOne

You’re welcome.


31 posted on 07/16/2008 1:10:25 PM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: Let's Roll
My only concern is that once the election is over, they’ll go back to business as usual.

They know the American people are p!ssed about this and could just be throwing us a bone for now.

Correct, I can see the groundwork being laid for the next attempt at amnesty with some nice sounding name.

The BP supervisors are very concerned that their funding will be cut drastically by the next congress, and president.

32 posted on 07/16/2008 7:19:26 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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