How To Report Illegal Aliens – Updated DHS Version!

March 10, 2003


The Struggle To
Report Illegal Aliens: A Status Report

With all
this hoopla about

homeland security
, why isn`t there a

“Terrorism Information and Prevention System”
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

federal law.

Lawful permanent
resident aliens – that is, anyone with a “green
“– also can become

if they are convicted of certain crimes.

criminal alien
residents can lose their permanent
resident status and be

right along with the illegal aliens and

non-immigrant visa overstayers
– if the proper
authorities only knew about them.

The new

Department of Homeland Security
is the proper
authority to whom to report the presence of

  1. illegal aliens,

  1. non-immigrant visa violators, and

  1. 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 –

) 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

The groups

U.S Border Control
also list ex-INS field office
contact numbers.

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


Border Patrol

field office
. You can either call or go in

If there is no

Border Patrol
station listed nearby, contact the

Sector Office
to find out if there is a local
sub-station that is not listed on the web site.

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


Thanks to a

delegation of authority by Attorney General

John Ashcroft
to the FBI Director, all Special
Agents of the FBI now have the

to enforce immigration law.

So send your
internet tips to the FBI on or
contact them the old-fashioned way, by calling or
writing one of the

FBI field offices.

(The DHS has a

for how to “report a missing person
suspected of falling victim to

along the border.”
  This public service
is part of the

“border safety initiative”
of its alien-friendly

– proving that the BCIS already is living up to
its legacy as the reincarnation of all the INS “customer
service” bureaus.)

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
operates a fraud hotline for
reporting misuse of social security cards and false
statements on claims – whether by employers or employees.

Prosecuting Social
Security fraud has been

used successfully
to tie-up terrorist suspects, even
if they are not illegal aliens. Report criminal
violators to the

for prosecution by the

U.S. Attorney.

Though it has been
accused of

giving cover to illegal aliens
through tax ID
numbers, the

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.


Department of Health and Human Services
maintains a
hotline for reporting Medicare or

fraud, child non-support, AFDC fraud, and
abuse of

related programs.

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

U.S. citizenship.

And there are

state penalties
for failing to register. Selective
Service registration is conveniently available in

. Report draft registration violators to the

for prosecution by the

U.S. Attorney.

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. 

Non-criminal aliens
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
,” 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.