Monday, March 18, 2013

Tying the Hands of Those Who Protect our Homeland and Enforce Our Immigration Laws

Homeland Security Investigations headquarters people have made it clear to us that our agents will play a key role in implementing whatever Congress and the Administration passes under the heading of "Immigration Reform."  

As a Supervisory Special Agent it will be nice to have some idea as to just what the White House means when it says persons with "serious crimes" will be ineligible for amnesty. What is a "serious crime"?

More specifically:

Is Identity Theft a "serious crime?" (it would be hard to find many working illegal aliens not using a stolen social security card or other documents)

Is Fraud in obtaining government benefits a "serious crime"? (food stamps, drivers licenses, unemployment benefits all require sworn signatures as to identity) 

Is Reentry After Deportation, a felony punishable by 5 years in Jail, a "serious crime? How about multiple illegal entries?

Is Marriage Fraud a "serious crime"? Previously thought of by Homeland Security as one of the most egregious immigration violations.

Is the false claim of child dependents on Income Tax forms a "serious crime"? (Said to be a very common claim made by illegal filers)

Is failure to declare income on Income Tax forms a "serious crime? (Most illegal aliens paid under the table do not claim such income)
US citizens go to Jail!

Most importantly, will my Special Agents be responsible for and permitted to pursue these and other lines of questions of applicants for amnesty? During the last amnesty in 1986, I'm told Special Agents were prohibited from doing so.

An ICE Supervisory Special Agent in a "major US city" (Name Withheld at the Request of the Author)

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