Welcome to party, pal, in that back in 2014 this writer excoriated the RINO House of Representatives for seeking to endorse the failed Jorge Bush disorganization of border security and exposed the failings of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. [RINOs Rush To Legitimize The Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty, by Federale, Federale Blog, August 7, 2014] Like Cassandra, Federale is sometimes even ignored by those who follow me, the article was rejected by VDare, mostly as too deep in the weeds, without realizing that the decisions about bureaucratic organization and personnel are what make policy.
The fundamentals of the problems with immigration enforcement today lay in the failures of the HSA and in grossly incompetent implementation of the HSA by Jorge Bush. I connected the then ongoing Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty to the deliberate machinations by the Jorge Bush Administration to downplay immigration enforcement in the organization of the newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and pointed out the gross incompetence of Congress in creating a plaything for the Treason Bar, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the benefit granting section of DHS. The creation of DHS by the RINO Congress after 9/11 eventually led to USCIS trying to protect the San Bernardino Muslim Terrorists, even after their deaths, and into today as well.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday calling for agencies to analyze their efforts in preparation for a major reorganization.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said March 13 at the daily briefing that the order will ask agencies to identify where money is being wasted, how services can be improved and whether or not the services are benefiting the nation.
“This is the beginning of a long overdue reorganization of the federal government and another significant step toward the President’s often stated goal of making it more efficient, effective and accountable to the American people,” Spicer said.
The final order gives agencies 180 days to submit to the Office of Management and Budget a plan to reorganize the agency.
[Trump Signs Government Reorganization Order, by Jason Miller, Federal News Radio, March 13, 2017]
DHS is a prime candidate for this reorganization. What resulted from the Homeland Security Act of 2002, was on paper a near failure, as immigration enforcement was separated from immigration benefits, but Jorge Bush and Asa Hutchinson made it worse by further subdividing immigration enforcement into, formally at least, two separate agencies, but in reality four competing and uncooperative enforcement agencies. The two formal agencies were U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), but the reality was four separate and distinct enforcement components; U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), CBP Office of Field Operations (OFO), ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI),pejoratively referred to as ICE Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU) given their aversion to immigration enforcement, and ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
The result of the HSA and the Jorge Bush Administration failures at the beginning of DHS was twofold; the separation of immigration benefits from immigration enforcement which resulted in the new USCIS becoming the advocacy organization for illegal aliens and alien terrorists; and the fracturization of immigration enforcement into four separate and competitive organizations that refused to cooperate and coordinate with each other. This writer can confirm that the enforcement agencies; OFO, USBP, ERO, and HSI do not cooperate with each other, they do not coordinate action with each other, nor do they like each other. Each is a separate fiefdom and the managers there only care about the particular mission of their organization, not about the DHS mission, and to hell with the others. This results in inconsistent immigration enforcement actions, the waste of resources, duplication of training, procurement, and public policy. The only winners are alien terrorists like the San Bernardino Terrorists and other illegal aliens.
Furthermore, the three major components, USCIS, ICE, and CBP also are bureaucratically duplicative, thereby wasting millions of dollars that could go to interior enforcement, a wall, or fence. These agencies duplicate offices of counsel (lawyers), human resources, administration, information technology, training, fraud investigation, and intelligence.
The Trump Administration should act to combine the three major components into a new organization that was created but never implemented, the Bureau of Border Security (Sections 441 and 442 of the HSA) and recreate the vertically and horizontally integrated organization of the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). In this organization, there will be a top down reorganization, creating a Headquarter, Region, and District based agency. At the District level, a District Director (DD) will supervise a geographically based organization dedicated to adjudicating benefits, inspecting arriving persons and goods, removing aliens, investigating violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act, patrolling the border, and executing interior enforcement administratively. There will be a Deputy District Director (DDD), Assistant Deputy District Directors of Administration, Adjudications, Inspections, Deportation, Investigations, Counsel, and Border Patrol. The DD and DDD will ensure coordination, cooperation, and unity of effort among the Officers, Adjudicators, Inspectors, BP Agents, and Special Agents in the enforcement of immigration and customs laws.
At the Regional level, a Regional Director will supervise and manage the subordinate District Directors, who previously under the legacy INS were powers unto themselves. A strong Regional Directorship will see that the DDs are doing their job, suppress tendencies to narrow concerns, and ensure that subordinate employees and management candidates are rotated through the component responsibilities to ensure the widest experience in all the aspects of DHS enforcement activities.
Multiple levels of duplication of effort, in training, administration, legal counsel, personnel, etc. can be eliminated and combined to save millions of dollars and result in better coordinated immigration and customs law enforcement.
Also on the chopping block should be the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the CIS Ombudsman, which duplicate the mission of the DHS Office of Inspector General and serve as lobbyists for illegal aliens and the Treason Bar.
President Trump and Secretary Kelly, now is the time to act! Bring back the legacy INS!