Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Catch And Release Back With A Vengeance

The Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty continues with a return of Catch And Release, with a minor twist.  Previously under other administrations, illegal aliens were routinely arrested and processed, then released with a Form I-862, Notice To Appear, which they subsequently ignored and failed to appear for the removal hearing.  The aliens in question then became absconders, subject to arrest and removal from the United States.  Now those who failed to appear are entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), a Federal law enforcement database used by all local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies in their duties.  Absconders are now routinely arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations or to the U.S. Border Patrol.

However, the radical left objected to the inclusion of removal records in NCIC because such records resulted in increased arrest of illegal aliens.  The Obama Regime has found a way to thwart that policy.  The Regime decided to stop arresting and processing illegal aliens in the United States.

The New York Times  August 19, 2013 by Fernanda Santos
Carwash Managers Held in Immigration Raids
PHOENIX — Federal agents arrested 11 managers and supervisors of a local car-washing chain on immigration fraud and other charges in weekend raids that brought in more than 200 people, setting off fear among immigrants already on edge by years of relentless enforcement in a state at the core of the debate over illegal immigration.

But few of the hundreds of illegal aliens smuggled into the country to work at the car washes were arrested and processed.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU) also know as Homeland Security Investigations, was investigating other crimes, such as tax law violations, under the jurisdiction of the Internal Revenue Service.

From the investigation’s start two years ago, they said, they had their eyes trained on the people in charge, whom they accused of running a scheme that also included identity theft and financial improprieties, in part for evading taxes on wages paid to the unauthorized workers.

Note that the investigation of this obvious crime took two years to investigate.  Given the manpower dedicated to this long-term investigation, thousands of illegal aliens could have been arrested and deported by ICE SVU by aggressive work-site enforcement targeting the illegal aliens themselves, and the crimes the illegal aliens commit, such as identity fraud, tax fraud, and false statements on Federal documents.

ICE SVU, in violation of the law, non-feasance, failed to execute its duties, and released illegal aliens they had detained, even those who committed violations of Federal identify theft laws, such as Title 18 United States Code Section 1028A, and false statements on Department of Homeland Security USCIS Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

In all, the agents rounded up 223 people, most of them in the United States illegally. Of those, 179 were released after questioning, under a policy that gives priority to the deportation of people with criminal records or a repeated history of immigration violations. Thirty immigrants fit this profile and were placed on a path to deportation, according to federal officials.

Even worse, ICE SVU announced to the illegal alien population of Phoenix, to the illegal alien population of the United States, to the population of Mexico that wants to come to the United States and live illegally, and to the population of the world who want to come to the United States to live illegally, that ICE SVU did not have the intention of arresting illegal aliens.

But officials said workers on the carwash floor were never the investigators’ target.
“I want to make clear for the community that this was not an immigration-enforcement operation,” Barbara Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said outside one of the carwashes, in central Phoenix. “This was a criminal investigation.”

A wasteful criminal investigation that resulted in few arrests.  Criminal investigations that this blog has exposed as wasteful and unproductive, as well as designed to allow illegal aliens to remain in the United States.  One can also make the argument that ICE SVU is aiding and abetting illegal aliens in their effort to remain in the United States, in violation of Title 8 United States Code Section 1324.  Certainly a high crime and misdemeanor, subject to impeachment for not only Barack Hussein Obama, but the also his subordinate officials who are executing this violation of Federal law, such as Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Allen, of ICE SVU's Phoenix office, who can be contacted at:

400 North 5th Street
11th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Main (602) 514-7363
Fax (602) 514-7790

One can also contact the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General at (520) 229-6420 / Fax: (520) 742-7192 to report ICE SVU's criminal actions.

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