Time For Operation Wetback II


The Center for Immigration Studies recently

publicized
an Immigration and Naturalization Service

report
[PDF] that
estimated there are over 7 million illegal aliens in the
United States as of the year 2000 census. The INS
projected that a average of 700,000 illegal aliens
entered the country every year from 1990 until 2000. Add
in the years 2001 and 2002 at the same rate, and that
brings the total of 7 million up to 8.4 million illegal
aliens … and counting!

The INS report identified Mexico as the number one
illegal alien sending country. California was the number
one illegal alien destination. Both win their categories
hands down.

The INS estimates that approximately one-third of the
seven million illegals are living in California.
Overall, approximately 4.8 million are from Mexico –
that`s 68 percent — more than two-thirds of the total.
Illegal immigration is a nationwide problem, but the
statistical evidence of a Mexican reconquista of
California is overwhelming.

So why aren`t federal immigration laws being enforced
– especially in the

Golden State?

And why is there still no systematic method for the
public to report illegal aliens?

On VDARE.COM you can find out how to report illegal
aliens in both

English
and

Spanish
. But in the internet age, the new
millennium, the post-9/11 world, or whatever you want to
call it, the INS still does not have any way for the
public to report illegal aliens through a web site – or
even through e-mail!

So much for reinventing government. Or “homeland
security.”

The FBI seems to think the internet is a good way for
the public to

report
any suspected criminal activity. Maybe
American citizens should start using the web-based FBI
form for reporting illegal aliens.

Calling 911 is another excellent option to make a
public record of any encounters with illegal aliens.

The soon-to-be abolished INS posts telephone numbers
for its

field offices
as the only way to

report
suspected illegal aliens or suspected
illegal immigration activity
.”

But the new Department of Homeland Security

web site
does not have any information for how
citizens can report illegal aliens. Instead, in its

immigration and borders
section, it features a link
under the U.S. Border Patrol

explaining
 – get this – “how do I report a
missing person suspected of falling victim to dangers
along the border?”

No telephone numbers for reporting illegal aliens in
your

backyard
though.

So what to do about the 7 million, now 8.4 million
illegal aliens?

FrontPageMagazine
columnist Steve Brown recently

called for
a new drive to deport aliens through
workplace immigration enforcement on a scale of the
Eisenhower administration`s

Operation Wetback in 1954.

The trouble is that immigration law and the
deportation system isn`t what it used to be. Just visit
my

DeportAliens.com
for the whole story. 

In the good old days under the

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952
, with a
deportation system relying on Special Inquiry Officers
for hearings, the federal government was able actually
to deport, voluntarily return or scare off possibly over
1 million illegal aliens from Mexico over about a year
during Operation Wetback. In Texas, the federal
government

deported
illegal aliens on trucks, busses and even
by ship from South Texas to the port of Veracruz,
Mexico, in 1954.

But law enforcement under the 1952 Immigration Act
has given way to illegal alien “rights.” What was once a
streamlined deportation system is now a federal

litigation bureaucracy
called the Executive Office
for Immigration Review – the EOIR –

spawned
in 1983.

Instead of

men with guns
detaining and deporting people who
have no legal right to be in the country, the EOIR of
the new millennium offers a

revolving door
for detention, a

deportation abyss
and

permanent amnesty
for illegal aliens and criminal
alien residents. The EOIR is not set up to actually
deport illegal aliens, as I have been

pointing out
since 9/11.

So if the deportation system has been sabotaged with
bureaucracy over the years, and there are 8.4 million
illegal aliens running around, what is to keep things
from getting worse?

Peter Brimelow already answered the question ten
years ago in a

postscript
to his National Review

article
, “Time to Rethink Immigration?” — by quoting
a Washington Post

article from May 6, 1992.


"At a
Cabinet meeting today, Attorney General William P. Barr
said nearly one-third of the first 6,000 [
Los
Angeles] riot suspects arrested and processed through
the court system were illegal aliens, according to a
senior Administration official. Barr has not proposed
any special effort to have them deported, a Justice
Department spokesman said."

The answer: there`s nothing to keep things from
getting worse – much worse.

It`s time for a second Operation Wetback. The first
step: reform deportation procedures. And that requires
getting the idea through the thick skulls of the
American elite.

Juan Mann, a lawyer, is the
proprietor of

DeportAliens.com

February 08, 2003