Tuesday, March 27, 2007

ICE unable to account for over 600,00 illegal aliens ordered out of US

The Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is unable to account for over 600,000 fugitive illegal aliens ordered deported out of the US, the government reported Monday.

Homeland Security Department's inspector general said that the effectiveness of teams assigned to find the fugitives was hampered by "insufficient detention capacity, limitations of an immigration database and inadequate working space."

Keep in mind that over $204 million was allocated for 52 fugitive operations teams since 2003..but a backlog of 623,292 cases existed as of August of 2006!

Here's a revealing statistic - about 5 1/2 per cent of the 11-12 million estimated illegal aliens in the US are designated "fugitive aliens," in other words, those who have failed to leave the country after being ordered out.

Note the language..`fugitives' are only those who have been ordered out after lengthy and extensive immigration law trials, not those who are merely breaking our laws by entering illegally!

Apparently, the report cited problems like insufficient staffing, inadequate databases and lack of detention space in apprehending and deporting the huge backlog of illegal aliens ordered to leave who have decided that, no thanks, they'd rather stay.

Remember that the next time you hear Dubbyah or some other shill talking about how well a `guest worker program' that calls for people to leave voluntarily in a couple of years would work.

Absolutely amazing that our president would allow our border to become a sieve in a post 9/11 world..

Anyone interested in a wider and contrarian take on the illegal immigration issue might find this interesting: J O S H U A P U N D I T: The Immigrant Song: the USA, abortion and the debate on illegal immigration

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I too was always skeptical of this guest worker program. That's like inviting someone to your house, and then telling them to go clean the toilet.