Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has about 4,000 Special Agents and Deportation Officers. About half of the Special Agents are assigned to customs related enforcement work. That leaves about 2,000 ICE employees looking for illegal aliens. In 2008 those agents and officers were only able to arrest about 6,200 illegal aliens. (h/t Stein Report http://www.steinreport.com/) http://www.businessofdetention.com/2009/01/12/dhs-release-end-of-the-year-accomplishments/
However, 8 deputies in Harris County, earning about have the pay of ICE agents and officers, were able to arrest 1,000 illegal aliens a month and only since August 2008, when they started screening for illegal aliens in their jail. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/12/team-of-8-deputies-quietly-rounds-up-illegals/?source=newsletter_must-read-stories-today_headlines
This tells you one thing, ICE, even in 2008, when Jorge Bush had authorized ICE to actually start doing their job, they were still not really doing their job to the best of their ability. 6,000 arrests by 2,000 agents and officers is shocking in its miniscule numbers per employee. It shows that ICE management had no real concern with doing their job, which is to arrest illegal aliens. This also shows that the 287(g) program and the Secure Communities program where all arrestees are screened for alienage is a huge success. And it also shows why the Obama Regime and Janet Reno Napolitano are so concerned about curtailing both programs. They want as many illegal aliens in the U.S. as possible.