Thursday, January 12, 2006

Tougher Crackdowns

From USAToday:

In an unprecedented crackdown on more than 500,000 illegal immigrants who have not followed deportation orders, U.S. authorities this year are nearly tripling the number of federal officers assigned to round up such fugitives.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will deploy 52 fugitive-hunting teams across the nation by December, up from 17 teams last year, says John Torres, the agency's acting director of detention and removal.

Teams generally are made up of five to eight agents. They focus on rounding up and deporting immigrants who have been ordered by a judge to leave the USA because they are here illegally or have violated the conditions of their stay by committing crimes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess it is a start. 52 teams chashing 500,000 illegal alien fugitives seems like a pitiful effort.

1/12/2006 3:31 PM  

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