March 10, 2003
this hoopla about
homeland security, why isn`t there a
“Terrorism Information and Prevention System” that
Americans can really use? Why not start
reporting illegal aliens and criminal alien
Illegal aliens are
subject to deportation at any time. Their very presence
resident aliens – that is, anyone with a “green
card“– also can become
deportable if they are convicted of certain crimes.
criminal alien residents can lose their permanent
resident status and be
deported right along with the illegal aliens and
non-immigrant visa overstayers – if the proper
authorities only knew about them.
Department of Homeland Security is the proper
authority to whom to report the presence of
- illegal aliens,
- non-immigrant visa violators, and
- green card holders who have been convicted of
The DHS has
background information on reporting “suspected
illegal aliens or suspected illegal immigration
activity.” For now, this link sends you right back to
the former Immigration and Naturalization Service
field offices, now part of the DHS` service-oriented
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services –
Though it looks
like BCIS took over the INS web site, all the law
enforcement agents are still at the former
INS field offices anyhow, since no new facilities
sprang up overnight when the INS left the Department of
Justice on March 1, 2003.
The law enforcement
components of the former INS are now called the Bureau
of Immigration and Customs Enforcement –
offices) and the Bureau of
Customs and Border Protection –
To report an
illegal alien, look up the nearest existing
field office and ask for the (BICE)
Investigations Division or the "Enforcement Office." If
you cannot speak with a Special Agent from the
Investigations Division, ask to speak to a
Deportation Officer from the
Detention and Removal unit. Make a report over
the phone or go in person.
You are performing
a vital public service by doing this. Officers in these
divisions are obligated by law to make a written
record of your report.
If you live in a
border area – roughly, within 50 miles of the border –
you have the better option of reporting the presence of
illegal aliens to the nearest
field office. You can either call or go in
Like the former
INS, the Department of Homeland Security still doesn`t
have a way to report illegal aliens over the internet.
But the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(The DHS has a
guide for how to “report a missing person
suspected of falling victim to
dangers along the border.” This public service
is part of the
“border safety initiative” of its alien-friendly
BCIS – proving that the BCIS already is living up to
its legacy as the reincarnation of all the INS “customer
Illegal aliens and
criminal alien residents might be up to
some type of fraud against the Social Security
system too. For them,
false documents are a
way of life. The
Office of Inspector General of the Social Security
Administration operates a fraud hotline for
reporting misuse of social security cards and false
statements on claims – whether by employers or employees.
Security fraud has been
used successfully to tie-up terrorist suspects, even
if they are not illegal aliens. Report criminal
violators to the
FBI for prosecution by the
Though it has been
giving cover to illegal aliens through tax ID
Internal Revenue Service also accepts citizen
reports on general tax fraud including “earned income
tax credit” abuse. The IRS`
criminal investigation division handles employment
tax fraud reports.
Also, believe it or
not, all male illegal aliens (as well as male permanent
resident aliens, ages 18 through 25) must register with
Selective Service System. If they do not register,
they can be prosecuted for a felony and fined up to
$250,000 and/or be put in jail for up to five years.
They also may not then be eligible for
And there are
state penalties for failing to register. Selective
Service registration is conveniently available in
Spanish. Report draft registration violators to the
FBI for prosecution by the
What will the DHS
actually do when you call?
It will take the
information down, as it is legally obligated to
do….and quite probably not much else.
It may get
interested in a criminal alien, an alien that`s the
subject of some other type of investigation – for
example an Arab terrorist, an alien smuggler – or an
alien who has been deported before.
might be sent a letter by the Deportation and Removal
section, saying, in effect, "Dear Mr. Alien, you have
been already ordered removed by an immigration judge, or
we know you have overstayed your status, please come in
to the office to be deported, bring one bag." (These are
known as “run
letters,” for obvious reasons.) But even this
doesn`t always happen.
But none of this
should make any difference to VDARE.COM readers. Your
report will be on record. The government will know about
it – and will know we know it knows about it.
The Chinese say a
journey of a thousand miles must start with one step.
Americans can start regaining control of their borders –
and of their nation`s destiny – with one phone call.