U.S. immigration officials have revealed that they face a deportation backlog of 550,000 illegal immigrants who were given temporary amnesty by former President Obama or simply let off the hook by liberal judges. The massive backlog is being tackled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the sheer numbers — bigger than the populations of Atlanta or Sacramento — is overwhelming the agency’s enforcement and removal department. This week as ICE and other immigration officials reviewed successes under President Trump, a reporter asked Matthew T. Albence, executive associate director for enforcement and removal operations, if he knew the number of outstanding deportation orders. The conversation went this way: Albence: “Ballpark is going to be around 550,000.” Reporter: “Whoa. Why is it so high?” Albence: “Well for a large part of the last four or five years we’ve been unable to take enforcement action against those individuals.” Under Obama, many deportation actions were delayed starting in 2014, he said. Even if ICE officers found one in a jail, Albence said that they were advised against seizing the illegal. “Our officers had to turn their heads and walk the other way. So that’s a large part of that problem, the fact that we couldn’t enforce the law,” he said. And liberal judges also forgave or protected illegals, even illegal populations like several Iraqi’s in the Detroit area, some sought for murder, according to ICE. “We need to hold liberal judges accountable,” said ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan. And, he added, a third factor in the build up of deportation orders is because some 300 sanctuary cities refused to let ICE officers into city jails to seize illegals. Homan said ICE plans to fight those cities and other obstructions to send a message to illegal populations that they are not safe from deportation, even if they have been in the U.S. for 10 years. “There has to be a consequence and a deterrence to illegal activity or the illegal activity won’t stop,” said Homan. “We’ve made a lot of headway this year, more than I’ve seen in a long time, and we’ve got to keep going down this road. We’ve got to keep momentum going,” he added.
Agreed wholeheartedly!! As many of you know, here at The Daily Buzz we’ve been calling on the last and current administrations to BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!…and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico. Those troops should remain there ON the border (to prevent would-be crossers from setting one foot on U.S. soil) until that wall/fence is finally built above and below ground (to prevent tunneling)….however long it takes. Simultaneously, we need to be deporting illegals already here by the hundreds of thousands (and yes, you read that correctly)….paying particular attention to known gang members, already convicted criminal aliens, as well as those already determined by an immigration to be deported…regardless of age or gender. This article only reinforces our position on that key component. And, folks.. That’s just for starters! To do anything less is NOT in our country’s national security, or economic, interests. Period. And, it’s clear that Obama didn’t care at all about our economy OR our nation’s security. Of course, especially given the recent shocking verdict in San Francisco, we are all for the passing of “Kate’s Law” and other similar legislative efforts at the federal and state levels which also focus on the illegal immigration crisis. But, first and foremost we need to secure our southern border (make that the #1 Homeland Security priority), and start focusing on deporting illegals already here. We can no longer afford to do otherwise.
Fewer than 30 percent of Americans prioritize the award of permanent amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by President Barack Obama’s DACA amnesty. In a new poll by Morning Consult and Politico, just 29 percent of Americans said allowing illegal aliens on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to permanently remain in the United States and receive a pathway to citizenship was a priority. Support for amnesty for DACA illegal aliens has dropped 10 points among Americans since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in September on behalf of President Trump’s administration that the Obama-era program would ultimately be ended in March 2018. Even among Americans who are Democrats, support for an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens has fallen to less than 50 percent. Only 44 percent of Democratic voters said giving amnesty to DACAs needed to be a priority for Congress. Months ago, though, 53 percent of Democrats said DACA amnesty was a priority. Among Republican voters, a DACA amnesty has dropped 28 percent in September to a mere 19 percent today. With Independents, the support for prioritizing DACA amnesty for illegal aliens dropped the largest. In September, 35 percent of Independent voters said DACA amnesty should be a priority. Today, only 23 percent of Independents want a prioritized amnesty. Meanwhile, Americans who openly oppose an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens is at 15 percent. Despite little support for amnesty for illegal aliens, Democrats, the Republican establishment, the cheap labor industry, big business and the open borders lobby have teamed up to relentlessly push for legalizing up to 3.3 million illegal aliens who are on the DACA rolls or eligible for DACA.
That’s what we’re up against, folks. It’s why the Trump candidacy was attacked not just by Democrats and the dominantly liberal mainstream media.. But, also by the entire Republican establishment. DACA needs to end immediately. It’s existence is illegal as it never was approved by Congress. So, Trump needs to end it.. To read the rest of this article, click on the text above.
The U.S. Border Patrol is losing agents faster than it can hire them, according to a new audit released Wednesday that said competition with other federal law enforcement and the difficulty of passing a polygraph test have sapped the agency of nearly 2,000 agents it’s supposed to have. More than 900 agents leave each year on average but the Border Patrol only hires an average of 523 a year, the Government Accountability Office said in a broad survey of staffing and deployment challenges at the key border law enforcement agency. The law requires the agency to have a minimum of 21,370 agents on board, but it had just 19,500 agents as of May. That’s an even bigger problem when stacked up against President Trump’s call for hiring 5,000 more agents, to reach a workforce of 26,370. Managers blamed everything from remote working conditions to competition with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the interior immigration agency that’s also staffing up, for difficulty in filling out ranks. Problems span the southwest border, with eastern California and western Texas suffering particular shortages. The new GAO analysis also looked at how the agents who are on board are deployed, amid a long-running dispute within the agency over the use of highway checkpoints. Checkpoint backers say they serve as a critical chokepoint, helping snare drugs and, occasionally, illegal immigrants traveling on the roads. Opponents say they are easily circumvented..
Oh, it’s probably a little bit of both.. To be fair, those checkpoints DO catch SOME bad apples. BUT, it’s also true those checkpoints can be circumvented. Also, those illegals caught at such checkpoints are caught inside the U.S., and as such are immediately entitled to all sorts of legal, financial, and other “entitlements” which we-the-actual American citizens pay for. As many of you know, here at The Daily Buzz we have been calling for our federally elected leaders to BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!!….and put U.S. Army National Guard troops (to augment the personnel shortfalls with the Border Patrol) physically ON the border with Mexico; NOT back 40 miles, as has been the practice for years. Being physically ON the border serves as a deterrent to those would-be crossers from trying to make an attempt. Here at The Daily Buzz, we’ve been calling for these measures 2.5 years before Donald Trump made the wall a campaign pledge.
As for the shortfall in hiring CBP agents… We’re glad to hear that the agency is maintaining high standards. We’d rather have 100 dedicated, honest, and quality agents…than 1000 incompetent, and easily bribed or ethically-challenged ones.