John Roth, Deep State Obama Appointee
An inspector general put a major dent Monday in President Trump’s call for 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and 10,000 new deportation officers, releasing a report saying the administration can’t begin to justify that exceptional level of hiring.
Given the stringent standards and hiring rates, U.S. Customs and Border Protection would have to receive a staggering 750,000 applications in order to find 5,000 Border Patrol agents.
The numbers are only slightly better for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — some 500,000 people would have to apply in order to fill the 10,000 deportation officer slots Mr. Trump wants, Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth said.
Even if they could hire the agents and officers, the government can’t explain how it would train and deploy them in a way that would make sense, Mr. Roth said. CBP, for example, said it’s still at least three years away from being able to describe its operational needs — much less align its workforce to meet those objectives.
[Audit Blasts Trump Plan To Hire 15,000 New Immigration Agents, by Stephan Dinan, Washington Times, July 31, 2017]
The report is quite ridiculous, especially since the Bush Administration was able to hire 10,000 Border Patrol Agents between 2002 and 2008. Obviously that level of hiring takes time, but claiming that level of hiring was unprecedented is #FakeNews, especially since the Trump Administration is only asking for half that number for the Border Patrol. Hiring for ICE is easier since ICE agents don't have to meet the more demanding physical agility screening requirements of the Border Patrol. Hiring law enforcement officers for either ICE or the Border Patrol is not rocket science, recruiting and training is done yearly and the training facilities already exist, the Border Patrol trains at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Artesia, NM, and ICE does their training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA.
Stranger still was Roth's criticism of a lack of strategy or justification for the new hires. Perhaps Roth doesn't know that there are from 11 to 30 million illegal aliens in the United States. More likely is the somewhere well above 11 million, given the lack of enforcement in the last few years. A much more qualified expert than John Roth believes the illegal alien population is higher.
There could be as many as 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States and 400,000 could be deported this year, according to the acting ICE director.
Thomas Homan said the number could be even higher, but no one in the country illegally should be "comfortable" right now.
[Acting ICE Director: Trump Told Border Patrol, ICE 'You Can Do Your Job Now,' Fox News, July 13, 2017]
So, obviously those 15,000 or fewer ICE officers and Border Patrol Agents will have something to do. In fact they could all be deployed to California to round up the two million plus illegal aliens there. Even with the address records from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of the 1 million illegal aliens who have driver's licenses, and likely voter registration cards, those new hires would be engaged for years rounding up just that 1 million.
Nearly a million undocumented drivers could be licensed in California by the end of the year.
Through June 2017, the Department of Motor Vehicles has issued approximately 905,000 driver’s licenses under Assembly Bill 60, the law requiring applicants to prove only their identity and California residency, rather than their legal presence in the state.
Passed in 2013, after more than 15 years of lobbying by advocates, AB 60 was intended to bolster public safety and reduce penalties for undocumented immigrants who drive. When it finally took effect at the beginning of 2015, making California the 10th state to offer driver’s licenses to immigrants living in the country illegally, the response was so immense that it doubled initial expectations.
[Undocumented Immigrant Driver’s Licenses Near Milestone In California, by Alexei Koseff, The Sacramento Bee, July 26, 217]
Clearly John Roth has some ulterior motive, embarrassment of President Trump is one, and sabotage of immigration enforcement is the other, in complete denial of the reality of massive numbers of illegal aliens in the United States and the manpower needed to arrest and deport those illegals.
This also brings to mind, why hasn't the ICE Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) served the California DMV with a subpoena for those records of illegal aliens?
Call Ryan L. Spradlin, the SAC and ask him why he hasn't subpoenaed those records and began arrests of these illegal aliens. He can be reached here:
630 Sansome Street Room 890
San Francisco, CA, 94111
Phone: (415) 844-5455
Fax: (510) 267-3870
Ask the same of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Field Office Director for San Francisco, David Jennings, here.
630 Sansome Street Rm 590
San Francisco, CA, 94111
Phone: (415) 844-5512