TRUE Enforcement—Good News?


TRUE Enforcement and Border Security Act of 2005
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

—the Library of Congress` valuable legislative
information site. Nevertheless, radio talk show host

Terry Anderson
already raved about “TRUE
last week.

I`m a

great fan
of Terry.  But I`m still waiting with
bated breath for the details. I`m a great fan of

Tom Tancredo
too, but I

didn`t like
everything in his H.R. 3333 when I saw it.

Still, I have to admit that,
judging by the

talking points
released so far, some of the “TRUE
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:

  • Broadens scope of offenses
    subject to expedited removal

  • Allows reinstatement of removal
    orders for illegal aliens reentering the U.S.

  • 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
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
Section 240A(b)

“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

away from the litigation bureaucracy of

(the Department of Justice`s Executive Office
for Immigration Review) in order for the

federal government
to actually

deport aliens

Here`s a sample of my past efforts
on these topics:

Summary Removal

Section 235(b)
Expedited Removal

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.

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