The Federal Gov't removed over 400,000 illegals in 2012, so why do people say they are not doing their job?
I sometimes hear people saying that the "Federal Government is not doing their job", but their numbers for 2012 are a record high. So why do they say such things? ICE priorities include the identification and removal of those that have broken criminal laws, threats to national security, recent border crossers and repeat violators of immigration law. Overall, in FY 2012 ICE's Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations removed 409,849 individuals. Of these, approximately 55 percent, or 225,390 of the people removed, were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors – almost double the removal of criminals in FY 2008. This includes 1,215 aliens convicted of homicide; 5,557 aliens convicted of sexual offenses; 40,448 aliens convicted for crimes involving drugs; and 36,166 aliens convicted for driving under the influence. ICE continues to make progress with regard to other categories prioritized for removal. Some 96 percent of all ICE's removals fell into a priority category – a record high. To support DHS' efforts to secure our nation's borders, ICE prioritizes the identification and removal of recent border crossers and conducts targeted enforcement operations with the U.S. Border Patrol. The historic results along the Southwest Border are attributable to the joint efforts of U.S. Border Patrol agents and ICE officers and agents, and the emphasis ICE places on the removal of recent border crossers. As part of the effort to ensure that the immigration system can focus its resources on priority cases, ICE has also implemented policies and processes that ensure that those enforcing immigration laws make appropriate use of the discretion they have in deciding the types of individuals prioritized for removal from the country. In addition, ICE has also decided not to renew any of its agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies that operate task forces under the 287(g) program. ICE has concluded that other enforcement programs, including Secure Communities, are a more efficient use of resources for focusing on priority cases. ICE will continue to analyze its policies and the results of its programs, making improvements where necessary to meet our priorities. Visit our immigration enforcement Web page for more information. @Jiminy, They poorly planned wall is not working, and will never work. Where did you read that half are already back? that's BS!
Asked By: Marcy - 1/7/2013
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The only people parroting those talking points are the missinformed FOX NEWS viewers. Everyone else knows what a great job this President is doing, and that's why he was re-elected.
Answered By: 1BigTexan - 1/9/2013
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A secure border wall could have been built for what the "removal" cost. More than half of those "removed" are already back.
Answered By: Jiminy Christmas - 1/7/2013
I think this has to do with the series of executive orders the president keeps issuing that bypass the system of checks and balances.
Answered By: Foofa - 1/7/2013
400k went out but a million came in and thats no BS ...the average return time is under 3 weeks ..
Answered By: Frank - 1/7/2013
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