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A problem that won't go away

Reader comment on item: [Hesham Hedayet and] Border Agencies in Denial

Submitted by A. J. Lafauce (United States), Oct 30, 2002 at 14:35

Judging from the amount of mail submitted, and the current events involving alledged mass murderers John Muhammed and Mr. Malvo, the public is finally awakening to the seriousness of illegal immigration.

Recently, several hundred Haitian boat people jumped ship in defiance of the authorities in Key Biscayne, Fla., to this add the multitudes invading the U.S. borders at key Mexican/Texas towns as well as other selected California/Mexican borders.

Well gentlemen and ladies, this situation has been going on for years. In fact, the figures of Haitian boat people this year are lower than the preceding three years, and we can expect that the invasion has just begun. As Pat Buchanan has warned, " the west is in decline." Thousands of Somalis have invaded Lewiston, ME. of all places, causing consternation and chaos to that small town. California illegal population almost outnumbers the legal residents. On the Texas borders shots are fired by Mexican soldiers at our Border Patrol.

Now I started by saying that the public is finally awakening to the problem of illegals invading our country, however the INS has known about it for years and has actually added to the problem. Michelle Malken in her book "Invasion" documents scores of incidents whereby illegals are caught and subsequently released under their own recognizance to reappear at their deportation hearings. Guess what? They never appear. They disappear in fact, disappear into the mainstream America only to reappear as rapists, serial killers or some such undesirables.

If we wait for the agency to, "own up to its multiple errors" we could wait years for a bureaucrat to say "sorry" and then what? We do the usual "never mind" and go on with business as usual.

No, the government or rather more specifically the Justice Department must step in and assume the inefficiency of the INS is routine, and reorganize starting at the top down.

Secondly: The INS has no jurisdiction or authority to deport anyone. The INS can only remand the illegal over to a liberal judge for adjudication and since there is no facility large enough to hold our 9 million (latest estimate) awaiting this finding and since there are countless immigration attorneys hovering to feast on this enormous bounty, the illegal can either fail to appear which in the case of Malvo ended in tragedy or bind the INS in reams of paper and forms until they cry "uncle", or "amnesty" which ever comes first.

So! until the new "Homeland Security" department is formed and the INS is incorporated into it, we will continue to be outraged by the likes of the Malvos and the Hedayets.

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