TRUE Enforcement—Good News?
TRUE Enforcement and Border Security Act of 2005 was
announced on November 3 by Congressmen Duncan Hunter
(R-CA) and Virgil Goode (R-VA) and is currently “moving
toward introduction this week or next“,
according to FAIR`s Stein Report.
Right now, other than some talking
points, the details of what`s actually in the bill are
nowhere to be found in
Thomas—the Library of Congress` valuable legislative
information site. Nevertheless, radio talk show host
Terry Anderson already raved about “TRUE
Enforcement” last week.
Still, I have to admit that,
judging by the
talking points released so far, some of the “TRUE
Enforcement” provisions are absolutely tantalizing
for an Immigration-and-Nationality-Act-ophile like yours
Consider the following teaser about
TRUE Enforcement and Border Security Act of 2005,
Title V – Penalties and Enforcement – Detention,
Removal, and Departure:
- Streamlines removal of aliens
- Broadens the Expedited
Exclusion statute to allow
removal of illegal aliens in the U.S. less than
- Broadens scope of offenses
subject to expedited removal
- Allows reinstatement of removal
orders for illegal aliens reentering the U.S.
- Increases penalties for
- Bars illegal aliens in the U.S.
for more than 180 days from seeking cancellation of
removal in court
Wow, I can`t wait!
But it gets even better. When I
translate these talking points back into Immigration
Act-speak, the sections of law targeted by “TRUE
Enforcement” would warm the heart of any immigration
law enforcement fan!
Some of my all-time favorites are
here: expanding Section 235(b)
expedited removal, restoring Section 241(a)(5)
reinstatement of removal for previously-deported
aliens, and shutting down the EOIR`s
rolling amnesty for illegal aliens in the ridiculous
“cancellation of removal for certain non-permanent
Now you`re speaking my language!
Although the devil is in the
details, the concepts unveiled so far are right in line
with what I`ve been beating the drum about for four
years now . . . namely, taking
jurisdiction away from the litigation bureaucracy of
EOIR (the Department of Justice`s Executive Office
for Immigration Review) in order for the
federal government to actually
Here`s a sample of my past efforts
on these topics:
Ninth Circuit –
(Morales) – reinstatement of removal
So stay tuned,
immigration law enforcement fans. There just might
be some amnesty-free “TRUE Enforcement” right
around the corner.