The good news is that immigration patriots appear to have the upper hand in the incoming Trump Administration.
H/T ZeroHedge for a quick, accurate, summary what is the day’s most important story (although the MSM judged by Google News does not think so): Trump Tells DHS To Prepare For Border Wall Construction Jan 3, 2017.
A memo from the Department of Homeland Security, which was recently reviewed by Reuters, suggest that the Trump administration plans to hit the ground running on the construction of that U.S.-Mexico border wall when they move into the White House later this month. The memo apparently summarized a meeting held between DHS officials and Trump’s transition team on December 5th in which requests were made for an assessment of “all assets available for border wall and barrier construction.”
The link is to Exclusive: Trump team seeks agency records on border barriers, surveillance By Julia Edwards Ainsley Reuters Tue Jan 3, 2013. (How funny that a foreign news agency is the one to break such a story!)
[Trump Drawing Immigration Sword, by Patrick Cleburne, VDare, January 3, 2016]
Overall, this is great news. However, saboteurs have apparently targeted the incoming Trump Administration, as was predicted. Apparently some at DHS, most likely employees at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), are acting to destroy records of illegal aliens, most likely Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries.
From the original Reuters story:
The program, known as DACA, collected information including participants' addresses that could theoretically be used to locate and deport them if the policy is reversed. Another request of the transition team was for information about whether any migrant records have been changed for any reason, including for civil rights or civil liberties concerns, according to the internal memo seen by Reuters.
A Department of Homeland Security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the agency interpreted the request to mean the transition team wanted to make sure that federal workers were not tampering with information to protect DACA recipients and other migrants from deportation.
[Exclusive: Trump Team Seeks Agency Records On Border Barriers, Surveillance, By Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters, January 3, 2016]
As I informed readers some months ago, USCIS, and likely Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) will be engaged in attempts to thwart the enforcement of immigration laws.
But the real problem will be with USCIS. The management is overwhelmingly in support of illegal immigration and the illegal aliens who are in effect their “customers.” USCIS has decided it is not a law enforcement agency, but a service agency. The management at all levels is politically corrupt and will approve any benefit for aliens—even if it is illegal to provide that benefit to an alien. It needs to be cleaned out from top to bottom.
[President Trump Will Have Foes In Immigration Bureaucracy—But Also Friends. They Can Help Him Win, Federale, VDare, April 25, 2016]
I also had some suggestions for disciplining the recalcitrant USCIS bureaucrats:
This problem with the attitude of USCIS pandering to aliens can be ended immediately by the Trump Administration with a public statement by their new Director of USCIS to the employees and public that USCIS has a new mission statement to replace the flaccid and accommodating mission and vision statement, newly declaring that USCIS is a law enforcement agency dedicated to protecting the United States from fraud and terrorism.
Something like this:USCIS is the leading agency in protecting the American people through enforcing the integrity of America's immigration system by aggressive fraud detection, counter-terrorism screening, and enforcement of the immigration laws of the United States.That, of course, will throw USCIS upper and middle managers, the Treason Bar, and the ethnic lobbies into a frenzy, but it will resonate with the American people.
Other attitude adjustment at USCIS is a change in training. Currently USCIS Immigration Service Officers (ISO) go through a touchy-feely training program based on satisfying the customer, e.g. approving benefits for aliens. It is only a few weeks long. Replace that training with the training program for Deportation Officers (DO) and Immigration Enforcement Agents (IEA), a longer and enforcement oriented training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
While USCIS ISOs have arrest authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) as immigration officers, USCIS refuses to allow its officers to make arrests, nor does it issue law enforcement equipment necessary to make arrests, such as firearms and handcuffs. The Trump Administration can immediately change that, instructing USCIS officers to make arrests as immigration officers and immediately issue the equipment needed, including firearms.
Correspondingly, the new Director of USCIS could immediately institute a uniform policy for the agency. As a suggestion, USCIS should adopt the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) uniform and uniform policies, with the only change a USCIS shoulder patch replacing the Border Patrol shoulder patch.
[Taming U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services, by Federale, Federale Blog, December 17, 2016]
I can say that I was surprised that USCIS bureaucrats are actively destroying records and other documents related to illegal aliens. This calls for a criminal investigation by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, the agency responsible for investigating employee misconduct in DHS. Destruction or theft of Federal records are prohibited by law, specifically Title 18 United States Code Sections 641, Theft of Federal Property, and 1361, Depredation of U.S. Property.
Inspector General John Roth can be contacted here:
Allegation Form (Preferred)
1-844-889-4357 - TTY
DHS Office of Inspector General/MAIL STOP 0305
Attn: Office of Investigations - Hotline
245 Murray Lane SW
Washington, DC 20528-0305
However, criminal investigations can take some time. President Trump will need to act expeditiously on January 20, 2017. Immediate house cleaning of the top bureaucrats, including the top civil service bureaucrats, will be necessary to avert sabotage. He should immediately replace all USCIS top and middle managers with current or former Border Patrol managers. There are many to chose from and the U.S. Border Patrol and it's employees are the most dedicated to immigration law enforcement. Strike while the iron is hot!