2002 November 03 Sunday
Michelle Malkin On How INS Releases Illegal Aliens

Michelle Malkin, author of Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists Criminals & Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores, explains why Lee Malvo was let loose when the INS had Malvo in custody:

On Nov. 13, 2001, Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan) chaired the hearing on INS's deadly detention and deportation practices. Levin's tough questions are worth quoting at length.

First, Sen. Levin summarized the problem:

"If the Border Patrol decides to detain a person or set a bond to help assure that a person shows up at the hearing, the INS deportation office can revise that decision and order the person released on a lower bond or on his or her own recognizance. To be released on your own recognizance means that you are released on your promise that you will appear at the scheduled hearing. There is no bond.

"[T]he Border Patrol and the INS release on their own recognizance a significant number of people who are arrested for illegal entry, even though it is clear that most won't show up at their removal hearing. That means that most people who get caught and arrested for illegal entry.are allowed to move at will in this country with no constraints other than a written instruction to appear at a hearing that is likely to result in their removal from this country, and that is absurd."

My guess is it will take another big domestic terrorist attack in which illegal aliens are involved before the political outcry will become large enough to force a US President to seriously try to fix the INS. Illegal immigrants are so much more important to the two political parties as future voters that what the current voters think of current immigration policies is just not considered relevant by policy makers.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2002 November 03 11:13 PM  Immigration Law Enforcement


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