A Handy Guide To The DHS` Three-Headed Immigration Lucifer


Behind the smiling visage of the Department of

Homeland Security`s
public persona—Secretario
del Departamento de Seguridad Interna Nacional
,
Tom Ridge
–lurks a three-headed bureaucratic monster of
immigration law enforcement even more ghoulish than its

despised
predecessor, the Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS).

In the bad old days of the INS, the federal
foot-soldiers of immigration were all under one roof,
supervised by INS Commissioners the likes of

Doris Meissner
and

James Ziglar.

The imperial immigration litigation bureaucracy of the
Justice Department`s Executive Office for Immigration
Review (EOIR)
was previously unaccountable to the INS Commissioners.
And it is still unaccountable to Secretario Ridge and
his
Under Secretary for
Border & Transportation Security,

Asa Hutchinson.

(I`ve been

expounding
on the

permanent amnesty
machine that is the EOIR for
almost

three years now
.)

But with the creation of the DHS in March, 2003—as with
Gaul under Caesar
—the bureaucratic pie of former INS
functions became divided into three parts. [Gallia
est omnis divisa in partes tres
]

That
means three immigration fiefdoms where there was once
one.

That
also means three chiefs without necessarily adding any
more Indians. Three chains of command mean three sets of
featherbed administrative jobs inside the Washington,
D.C.

Beltway
, but not

more men with guns.

So with
utmost apologies to the poet Dante—as we descend into
the

Ninth Circle of Hell
to get a closer look at the

three-headed Lucifer
—I offer the following summary
of the DHS` immigration divisions and an index of my
VDARE.com articles pertaining to each. 


Lucifer`s Head #1:

The Bureau of

Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE)
under

Michael J. Garcia
—handles all interior immigration
enforcement, as well as the detention and physical
removal of illegal aliens and criminal alien residents.

Right now, ICE`s embattled Detention and Removal office
has

no money
left to detain aliens that the DHS isn`t
already

forced to detain
under mandatory detention
provisions of Immigration Act Section 236(c).

Obviously, this lack of funds effectively means the

land border
and

ports of entry
are an open door. More and more
aliens appear, are caught and then and are released into
the U.S. to continue their journeys every day.

My VDARE.COM articles:

  • Series on EOIR immigration judge undercutting ICE`s
    “Operation Predator”
    [here,

    here
    and

    here
    ]


Lucifer`s Head #2: 
U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services
(USCIS)
under Eduardo Aguirre —handles the administration of all
immigration benefits, including asylum, immigrant
petitions and naturalization to U.S. citizenship.

Faced with a backlog of
approximately

3.7 million applications
for immigration
benefits—with little hope of determining for sure how
many of those are fraudulent, short of divine
intervention— Chief Aguirre recently reminded his troops
that “every application represents a person, a family
and a community.”
How nice!

My VDARE.COM articles:


Lucifer`s Head #3: Bureau of Customs and Border
Protection

(CBP)—under
former U.S. Customs commissioner Robert C. Bonner
controls immigration inspection operations at all U.S.
ports of entry, as well as border enforcement by the
U.S. Border Patrol.

My VDARE.COM articles:

Recently, CBP Commissioner Bonner`s
boss, the DHS`s second in command on immigration, Under
Secretary for Border & Transportation Security Asa
Hutchinson, had to step in because the CBP`s Border
Patrol was doing too good a job at immigration
enforcement in Southern California.[See “Bush
official slammed for stopping illegals sweeps
Asa
Hutchinson refuses to say if popular California roundups
will continue,” by Ron Strom, WorldNet Daily,
July 13, 2004].

Consequently, Hutchinson got his
clock cleaned on July 8 on a remarkable radio talk show
in Los Angeles.

[Audio
archives
, The John and Ken Show. ("What he
failed to do was to answer John`s simple question… `Yes
or no, will the illegal alien roundups continue?` You
could almost hear Asa praying for a commercial break. It
didn`t come.
“) Click to listen in
Windows Media Player.]

The immigration Lucifer has three
heads, but no brains.

Or patriotism.


Juan Mann [send him
email
] is a lawyer and the proprietor of

DeportAliens.com
.