In the move to reform our immigration laws there are few statistics that are more telling of the huge task ahead then the percentage of failure to appear in the nation’s immigration courts. In one such court in
The laws on the books do nothing but contribute to this issue. When an illegal immigrate is apprehended, he or she is issued a Notice to Appear in immigration court at a specific date, usually within 6 months. The arresting officer must at the same time make a decision to either detain the illegal because of a criminal record or if the officer believes the illegal is a threat to national security, or let the illegal go with or without a bond. Now since the sharing of criminal information between the
It’s not really a surprise that appearance rates are so low, it fact the ICE does not really investigate the reasons behind the lack of appearances by illegals. The
About 25 years ago, policy concerning illegals was changed so that if caught the illegal was given the option to return to their country of origin to avoid the court system and save the taxpayers money. The result of the policy is just to allow illegals to get caught in the morning, return to
While we are increasing our use of technology to monitor the border, we must also make a commitment to place more agents on the borders and give them the tools to make a different in this silent invasion from the south. Border Patrol agents have one of the toughest jobs in the world and their efforts should be applauded and praised. As our leaders dance around the issue either out of a desire to garner votes or to protect the cheap supply of labor that their business buddies have become addicted to, we must pressure them to “think outside the box” and come up with ideas that protect this nation while allowing honest immigrates the ability to pursue the American dream.
One such idea that has been forwarded here in
Which government would be responsible for the capture of any illegals that escaped? Not to mention the sheer idioticy of shipping Mexicans to a prison in
The effects of illegal immigration are felt throughout this nation, if not directly then surely the increased health costs as providers pass the cost up the chain, increased taxes to pay for enforcement and storage costs associated with holding illegals, or increased crime rates including identity theft as the illegals seek to establish themselves in America. The cost of holding illegal immigrates has cost