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Posted: 8/23/2005 6:39:47 PM EDT
I wonder if they will sell me one of their nice bridges too

FEDS VOW TO GET TOUGH ON ILLEGALS
Tue Aug 23 2005 17:15:30 ET
www.drudgereport.com/flash2.htm
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, acknowledging public frustration over illegal immigration, said Tuesday that the federal government's detention and deportation system must be fundamentally restructured.

"We have decided to stand back and take a look at how we address the problem and solve it once and for all," Chertoff said during a breakfast meeting with reporters.

The NEW YORK TIMES is planning a front page placement for the Chertoff comments on Wednesday, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

The unusually blunt assessment by the nation's top immigration official comes after governors in New Mexico and Arizona recently declared a border-related "state of emergency," citing a surge in smuggling and violence associated with the steady flow of illegal immigrants.

Developing...
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:41:03 PM EDT
Lets also work on their free use of healthcare. And citizenship for infants born to illegals, NOT!
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:41:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:
I wonder if they will sell me one of their nice bridges too

FEDS VOW TO GET TOUGH ON ILLEGALS
Tue Aug 23 2005 17:15:30 ET
www.drudgereport.com/flash2.htm
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, acknowledging public frustration over illegal immigration, said Tuesday that the federal government's detention and deportation system must be fundamentally restructured.

"We have decided to stand back and take a look at how we address the problem and solve it once and for all," Chertoff said during a breakfast meeting with reporters.

The NEW YORK TIMES is planning a front page placement for the Chertoff comments on Wednesday, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

The unusually blunt assessment by the nation's top immigration official comes after governors in New Mexico and Arizona recently declared a border-related "state of emergency," citing a surge in smuggling and violence associated with the steady flow of illegal immigrants.

Developing...



Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:42:55 PM EDT
sure they will
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:43:02 PM EDT
If we could get the atf of the back of us law abiding citizens and get them to go to work for INS and get the same blood thirsty crazed look in the eye lust for the illegals, we'd be ok.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:44:41 PM EDT
There are now 1200 out of work NWA mechanics alone in Detroit. Put the them to work at the border.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:46:31 PM EDT
im not holding my breath.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:48:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Lets also work on their free use of healthcare. And citizenship for infants born to illegals, NOT!



PLUS 1
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:54:49 PM EDT
It's about friggin' time someone actually aknowledged that there was a problem.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:02:06 PM EDT
I'll believe it when I see it. It's probably too late anyway, they're here in huge numbers and they are breeding like rabbits.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:04:46 PM EDT
Thank you for the large print really. I hate those long articles that have such little print its hard to read. Maybe I am just getting old.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:26:36 PM EDT
Well maybe it's a start?

We'll see where it goes.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:40:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ZW17:
Well maybe it's a start?

We'll see where it goes.



IMO it is just an indication that they are starting to feel the heat
the water will have to be boiling over before they do anything
............they might not do anything even then

bush is trying to get all the illegals made legal so no one can complain about them anymore
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:43:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:45:01 PM EDT
If he actually does make any moves to correct the situation... standby for a new Secretary of HomeSec
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:40:27 PM EDT
U.S. to Beef Up Border Force
ICE to Help More in Areas With High Illegal Immigration

By Darryl Fears
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/23/AR2005082301274.html
A week after Arizona's governor declared a state of emergency in counties bordering Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed yesterday that it agreed to strengthen its law enforcement presence in areas that are experiencing high levels of illegal immigration.

In a letter sent Monday to Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D), DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff said Immigration and Customs Enforcement will train local investigators to deal with human trafficking in Phoenix.

The Border Patrol will allow its officers to help local police patrol main highways used by illegal immigrants. DHS also agreed to a state proposal that would allow the state to help ICE transport undocumented immigrants.

DHS spokesman Russ Knocke said the department had placed "a greater priority on border security" well before Napolitano declared a state of emergency.

"We've added 534 new Border Patrol agents in Arizona and 23 new aircraft," he said. "We're very aware of the frustration that exists along the border and we share some of those frustrations."

During an interview yesterday at The Washington Post, Napolitano said Arizona public safety officials had for months offered to assist DHS in rounding up immigrants who had crossed the border illegally but got no response.

In a terse Aug. 11 letter to Chertoff, she said her office met with Border Patrol officials who "indicated the agency is not interested in participating" in a joint effort to target human traffickers. In the letter, Napolitano said ICE representatives were not interested in exploring a joint operation in Phoenix, where human smugglers maintain safe houses for transient immigrants.

"This bewildering resistance is a further example of ICE's inattention to Arizona," she said.

Two days after the letter, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) declared a state of emergency along the Mexico border. Napolitano did the same two days later.

The declarations allow the governors to spend nearly $1.5 million each to hire more police, buy vehicles and otherwise shore up law enforcement in counties that border Mexico. A Richardson spokesman said Chertoff had called the governor yesterday and assured him that security along the border was a priority for DHS and that some of the 1,000 new border patrol agents expected to be added next year would be posted to New Mexico. Chertoff also said an analysis was about to be completed on how best to integrate technology and personnel to stop illegal immigration, said Billy Sparks, Richardson's deputy chief of staff.

Arizona officials say the porous border burdens police, who have recorded about 510,000 arrests since Oct. 1. In New Mexico, ranchers allege that as many as 30 illegal immigrants run across their property each night.

The governors called for remedies to border security that echo in legislation proposed by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.).

The senators proposed a guest worker program that would allow new immigrants to work jobs that U.S. citizens do not want. Undocumented immigrants living and working illegally would pay a penalty for breaking the law and go to the back of the job line, behind new immigrants.

Conservative critics accused Napolitano and Richardson of trying to embarrass the Republican Bush administration on an issue the president cares about. In an interview yesterday at The Post, Napolitano responded: "If it wakes George Bush up, then I think I did the right thing."

Knocke said the administration was making strides in improving border security. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the government has expanded the Border Patrol's size and increased spending by 58 percent, he said.

"We are encouraging those states that want to work with us," Knocke said.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:41:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 8:41:23 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]

Originally Posted By 22bad:


FEDS VOW TO GET TOUGH ON ILLEGALS




Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:46:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:
FEDS VOW TO GET TOUGH ON ILLEGALS



BULLSHIT!!


Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:49:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 8:51:50 PM EDT by 22bad]

In a terse Aug. 11 letter to Chertoff, she said her office met with Border Patrol officials who "indicated the agency is not interested in participating" in a joint effort to target human traffickers. In the letter, Napolitano said
ICE representatives were not interested in exploring a joint operation in
Phoenix, where human smugglers maintain safe houses for transient immigrants.


"This bewildering resistance is a further example of ICE's inattention to Arizona," she said.

Two days after the letter, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) declared a state of emergency along the Mexico border. Napolitano did the same two days later.



If that is true................

(that is the kind of house where they transport the 10 year old girls that they sell to whorehouses)


Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:50:46 PM EDT


The NEW YORK TIMES is planning a front page placement for the Chertoff comments on Wednesday, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.



The only reason the NYT would put this on the front page is if they intend to condemn it as racist, an attack on civil rights, et al.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:57:34 PM EDT
Homeland Security Chief Tells of Plan to Stabilize Border
By ERIC LIPTON
Published: August 24, 2005
www.nytimes.com/2005/08/24/politics/24border.html?oref=login
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -Acknowledging public frustration over illegal immigrants, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Tuesday that the federal government's border control efforts must be significantly strengthened.

"We have decided to stand back and take a look at how we address the problem and solve it once and for all," Mr. Chertoff said at a breakfast meeting with reporters. "The American public is rightly distressed about a situation in which they feel we do not have the proper control over our borders."

The unusually blunt assessment by the nation's top immigration official follows border-related emergency declarations by the governors of New Mexico and Arizona, who cited a surge in smuggling and violence associated with a steady flow of illegal immigrants.

The strategy that Mr. Chertoff said his department was preparing goes far beyond hiring more Border Patrol agents and installing more surveillance cameras, infrared and motion detectors, and fences, initiatives that are already planned or under way.

In addition to those apprehension efforts, the secretary intends to bolster the deportation process so that an overwhelmed detention system does not cause illegal immigrants to be set free instead of being sent home. He plans to add beds for detainees, expedite deportations by making more judges and lawyers available, and try to track down more illegal immigrants who do not appear for deportation hearings.

Over the last decade, the number of Border Patrol agents has climbed to about 11,000 from 4,000. The number of arrests of illegal migrants along the border, meanwhile, a figure that had dropped after the Sept. 11 attacks, has surged in the last couple of years, and again tops more than a million annually.

So many illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico are being caught - 142,500 so far this fiscal year, compared with 39,555 in all of 2000 - that thousands are released within the United States before deportation proceedings because there is not enough space at detention centers.

"If you have not arranged for the beds, you have not arranged to remove them, you are going to have to release them," Mr. Chertoff said. "That is completely a waste of time."

Homeland Security officials have provided no estimate of how much the secretary's new initiatives will cost. The government is already spending $7.3 billion a year in border-related expenses, they say, a 58 percent increase since the Sept. 11 terrorism.

Mr. Chertoff, a former federal prosecutor and judge who took over the Homeland Security Department in February, is far from the first Washington official to promise a solution to the border control problem. But in his remarks at Tuesday's breakfast, sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor, he said his staff was mapping every mile of the Mexican border and preparing estimates of how many illegal immigrants use each of the various entry corridors so he could best decide how to deploy 1,000 or so new Border Patrol agents Congress appears likely to provide for the coming year.

The department will also then identify where it should place as many as 2,250 new detention beds that will be financed in next year's budget, a 10 percent increase. It also plans to place immigration judges closer to detention centers and allocate more money for lawyers who argue deportation cases on behalf of the government, increasing capacity in part by simply deporting illegal immigrants faster, a Homeland Security official said after Mr. Chertoff spoke.

The new campaign also entails an eventual doubling of the number of fugitive search teams to track down those who do not show up for deportation hearings, the official said. Further, the Homeland Security Department is working with the State Department to speed action on visa applications by students, workers and tourists, in an effort to reduce the incentive to enter the country illegally.

Mr. Chertoff said he sympathized with the governors of New Mexico and Arizona, each of whom declared a state of emergency in the last 11 days and dispatched additional state and local law enforcement teams to border areas.

"We are moving forward quickly and aggressively to fashion a comprehensive plan with real solutions," he wrote in a letter sent Monday to Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona.

New Mexico's governor, Bill Richardson, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that he spoke with Mr. Chertoff earlier in the morning and was encouraged by what he was hearing.

"I am a bit more optimistic," Mr. Richardson said. "It is the first time I have gotten attention to my previous pleas."

Mr. Chertoff said he opposed the creation of citizen militias like the one that patrolled the border in Arizona earlier this year.

"The border is a very dangerous place," he said. "This is not a place for people to play as amateurs."

He also again urged Congress to pass President Bush's proposal establishing a new temporary-worker program, which would legalize entry of some migrant workers who now cross the border illegally. Enactment would almost certainly reduce the flow of illegal immigrants, he said, allowing Border Patrol and immigration enforcement officials to focus on more serious offenders, or perhaps even terrorists, trying to enter the country.

Some immigration experts questioned Tuesday whether this latest push to stabilize the border would result in much change. For example, these experts said, the Bush administration has not indicated any willingness to crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants.

"If you have a boat with numerous holes in it, the boat will sink unless you plug all of the holes effectively," said Michael W. Cutler, a former senior immigration enforcement special agent who is now a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington research group. "He is only addressing a few of the holes, meaning he may slow the flow but it will not solve the problem in the long run."
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:59:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Moof:


The NEW YORK TIMES is planning a front page placement for the Chertoff comments on Wednesday, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.



The only reason the NYT would put this on the front page is if they intend to condemn it as racist, an attack on civil rights, et al.



The liberals are using it because it is a weak point for bush
they probably don't want to piss off the hispanics though..........
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:07:18 PM EDT

In addition to those apprehension efforts, the secretary intends to bolster the deportation process so that an overwhelmed detention system does not cause illegal immigrants to be set free instead of being sent home. He plans to add beds for detainees, expedite deportations by making more judges and lawyers available, and try to track down more illegal immigrants who do not appear for deportation hearings.



This is what I was talking about the other day, they just release them after scheduling a hearing...........
(something like 10% actually show up for the hearings)
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:22:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:27:07 PM EDT

"We are moving forward quickly and aggressively to fashion a comprehensive plan with real solutions," he wrote in a letter sent Monday to Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona.


Translation: I am not saying\promising anything
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:27:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Defcon:
They will do some feel good BS that won't solve a damned thing. Then we can all get back to worrying about Hollywood like we should be doing.




How's that Natalee Holloway thing doing anyhow?


What's going on with Nick and Jessica?


Any word on Britney's baby?

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:31:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By napalm:

Originally Posted By Defcon:
They will do some feel good BS that won't solve a damned thing. Then we can all get back to worrying about Hollywood like we should be doing.


How's that Natalee Holloway thing doing anyhow?
What's going on with Nick and Jessica?
Any word on Britney's baby?



Hey, at least the head of our homeland security has admitted he is actually aware of illegals
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:41:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:01:20 PM EDT
Check the other thread about Iowa, looks like we have some movement at last
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:18:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By 22bad:


FEDS VOW TO GET TOUGH ON ILLEGALS







Shirley those a$$holes deserve MORE raggin\derision(I'm sure they read Arfcom)
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:13:57 PM EDT
Feds tough on illegals??????????Yea right.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:22:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 8:23:08 PM EDT by bfieldburt]
If someone comes here illegally, and has a baby, that baby is a U.S. citizen.

This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. Who in the hell came up with that?

No other decent country in the world allows that.

This should be changed IMMEDIATELY.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 10:19:14 PM EDT
How often is it that you hear a highly placed government official speak
and you know beyond any doubt that he is lying............
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