Guard The Border But Don`t Forget Deportation Enforcement!

by Juan Mann: 08/22/05 –

Coming from California: An Immigration Reform Tsunami?

Citizen outrage over the illegal
alien invasion is now at an all-time high. The chance
for real immigration reform on two parts of the
immigration law enforcement triad—border

interior enforcement
—has never been better.

But there`s a forgotten third part
of the immigration law enforcement triad: deportation

That is, whether the federal
government will actually

deport aliens
after apprehending them.

Huh, what? . . . Deportation

Here`s my executive summary:

  • Abolish the Department of
    Justice`s Executive Office for Immigration Review [EOIR]
    Immigration Court!

Doesn`t make much of a jingle. And
the (EOIR) Immigration Court system, expedited removal
of illegal aliens [Immigration Act Section
], and mandatory immigration detention of
criminal aliens [Section
], aren`t sexy topics.

But they should be!

Because summary removal of illegal
aliens and criminal alien residents is the magic bullet
for real immigration reform. As I`ve been

for about four years now, the

federal immigration bureaucracy
and the Immigration
and Nationality Act are the biggest obstacles to
immigration enforcement in existence today.

Deportation enforcement legislation
from Congress expanding summary removal would be the
proverbial laser-guided missile down the main air
conditioning vent of the federal immigration
bureaucracy. It would be the vampire-repelling

to ward off the

Treason Lobby`s
legions of

henchmen lawyers.
It would upset the

rigged immigration litigation
apple cart by simply
kicking their illegal alien and criminal alien resident
clients out of the country.

It would be the Treason Lobby`s
worst nightmare.

But alas, deportation enforcement
is a long way off.

Few Americans even recognize that
there`s any problem at all with HOW the federal
government goes about deporting aliens. Securing the
Arizona desert was a piece of cake in
comparison—remember the volunteer Minutemen showed the
world that they could do it in a month!

With rare exceptions (American

Michelle Malkin,

Michelle Malkin again
), few even in the

real immigration reform movement
are able to define
the deportation enforcement problem, or propose
solutions that could be translated into specific
immigration legislation.

It has taken years for border
enforcement and interior enforcement to build up the
steam of citizen outrage. The deliberate

judicial-politico mugging
of California`s
Proposition 187 saw to it that the borders were kept
open for another ten years, and that American citizen
reformers were stopped in their tracks.

It took the heroic passage of
Arizona`s Proposition 200 to get the action going again.

The issues of border enforcement
and interior enforcement have both spawned their own
genuine grass-roots citizen movements and American

In the border enforcement arena,

Minuteman Project
volunteers and their courageous

Jim Gilchrist,
have almost single-handedly

changed history
in one month of border-watching in

On the interior enforcement front,

California Border Police Initiative
is the
embodiment of citizen outrage over the permanent illegal
alien and criminal alien amnesty zone that is every
non-border city and town in the entire United States.
The initiative`s author, California State Assemblyman

Ray Haynes
, is destined for American hero status…if
Californians support the initiative with both signatures
and votes.

So where is the citizen movement
for deportation enforcement?

Answer: it`s right

. By reading this article, you are in the

And if you`re already aware that
there`s an

Immigration Reform Tsunami
coming from
California—the California Border Police
initiative—you`re at the tip of the spear!

While President Bush has been

in Texas, every immigration
reformer`s favorite Congressman,

Tom Tancredo
, has been rallying the troops in

So now that the efforts to see to
it that illegal aliens get arrested are reaching
critical mass, recognition of America`s deportation
enforcement problem is more important than ever.

Because without detention and
summary removal at the federal level, the Treason Lobby
will still be able effectively to keep the borders open
with the EOIR Immigration Court`s non-deportation system

Peter Brimelow once noted that "one
of the few rational justifications for writing books is
that you get to

quote yourself.
I`ll offer my own

from March, 2002, which was published by

Michelle Malkin
in her book,


"Between the incompetence of the INS, the complete lack
of alien

detention center space
, and the bureaucracy of the
EOIR, our system for deporting known illegal aliens and
criminal alien residents is a sad joke. But no one is

all of the illegal aliens and deportable resident alien
criminals were rounded up tomorrow, the system would not
be capable of handling them. It would be an absolute
disaster. The INS and EOIR wouldn`t have the foggiest
idea of what to do with them! The aliens would all be
released back out on the street on immigration bonds and
go back right where they were as if nothing happened,
while their cases would grind on through the system of
Immigration Court hearings and endless appeals."

Yes, the same problem exists today
with the EOIR and the new Department of Homeland


And that`s why deportation
and the success of the California Border
Police initiative are so vital.

The blaze will really erupt when
people start finding out what happens to removable
aliens after being arrested in droves by a brand new
state-level "California
Border Police
(Watch this space, and I`ll give
you the exact details of what happens to aliens arrested
under current immigration law. It`s not pretty.) 

That`s what Americans—and

in the United States want—right? They want
the lawbreakers arrested . . . and taken out of the
country! Period. End of story.

So let`s make it happen.

Everyone (that means you, Congress)
repeat after me: Abolish the E.O.I.R.!

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