Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Stronger Immigration Enforcement

From the New York Times:

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...

...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.

NPR is reporting that the U.S. Justice Department is prosecuting more illegal immigration cases than ever. Is this creating a shortage of workers?


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