U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) vows not to bother arresting any of them who are "peaceful" or otherwise not gangbangers.
The Homeland Security Department needs to track down more than 700,000 foreign visitors who have overstayed their visas, a DHS official testified.
Collaboration with the intelligence community and other agencies will be critical to identifying security threats among those foreign visitors, Rand Beers, undersecretary of DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate and coordinator for counterterrorism, told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
According to Beers’ testimony, posted on DHS’ website, DHS is prioritizing its investigations of visitors who have overstayed their official welcome through the Advanced Targeting System, which the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency manages. Beers said the system reveals background information about the visitors, which DHS uses in conjunction with data from intelligence community resources to figure out which visitors the department needs to track down first.
Beers’ testimony follows up an April report by the Government Accountability Office that states that as many 1.6 million foreign visitors have overstayed their visa. Beers said DHS found 843,000 of those visitors and confirmed that they have left the United States or have received a change in their visa status.
Beers also testified that DHS is working to integrate tracking systems that help the department and intelligence community identify national security threats, which is one of the urgent needs that the terrorist attacks of 2001 exposed.
How DHS is supposed to find these 757,000 odd illegal aliens and differentiate them from the other illegal aliens benefiting from the Obama Admininstrative Amnesty is anyones' guess. But more than likely only those who might have some connection to terrorism will be arrested. Even fewer will be deported. Most will remain like Miguel Talento.
Because ICE does not work for Americans, it works for diplomats from failed states like Argentina.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Tuesday that it has decided to suspend for a year the imminent deportation of a young Argentine student.
The decision comes one day after the Argentine consul in Miami, Miguel Talento, personally appealed to ICE to stop the deportation in an interview with El Nuevo Herald.
ICE complied with the consul’s request, but only for 12 months, though it left open the possibility of further extending the stay of deportation in the future.
“ICE has reviewed the case and will be extending the previously issued stay of removal for an additional year,” ICE said in a statement. “ICE will review the case and circumstances again prior to the expiration of this stay to determine the benefits of an additional stay of removal.”