Fly and be Free

A woman holds a sign that says in Spanish, "without fear I am America," during a rally in support of President Barack Obama's plan to protect more than 4 million people living illegally in the U.S. from deportation Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in San Diego. Immigrants expressed disappointment Tuesday after a federal judge put a hold on the president's plan, but many said they haven't lost hope. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

U.S. officials have little idea whether some illegal immigrants commit crimes or flee from authorities after being set free by law enforcement, a new report has found.

Like they care, really. Illegals are more important politically to The Left than actual Americans are.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, uses a process called the Intensive Supervision Appearance Program for some illegal immigrants as an alternative to detention. Immigrants are released with an expectation that they will return for their court appearances, and they are closely monitored by immigration officials.

Expectation, yeah right. Wink Wink Nudge Nudge Say no More…

Only officials haven’t always been keeping track of the participants, said a report released this week by the Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog, the Inspector General. That makes it difficult to know if the program is working.

The Left doesn’t care. It’s working for their Agenda, that’s all that actually matters. Everything else is just window dressing.

“ICE cannot definitively determine whether the Intensive Supervision Appearance Program has reduced the rate at which aliens, who were once in the program but who are no longer participating, have absconded or been arrested for criminal acts,” the IG’s report said.

As if they cared…

On top of that, the agency’s procedures are “not effective in determining which aliens to release or under what conditions,” investigators said.

The Procedure is: They come here illegally, they Left plays at being “tough” and then let’s them go with a wink and a nod. And if you’re extra special they’ll give you your own ID, SSI, and free pass, get out of being Illegal Free Race Card and you don’t have to pass go but you do collect thousands of dollars in handouts and freebies.

Among the problems, immigration officials asked illegal immigrants if they had a medical condition that could affect their attention or release. But some officers relied simply on the immigrant’s answers without conducting a medical evaluation, the report said.

ObamaCare!

ICE officials agreed with all of the investigator’s recommendations, and said they are working to update their record keeping and clarify their decisions about inmate release.

“ICE will continue to assess existing data and data collection methods with a view to more specifically identifying the challenges that need to be overcome,” said a response by the agency.

Translation: Stall, look like you’re doing something but really you’re not supposed to do squat.

The process for evaluating the risks of releasing illegal immigrants was changed and updated in January 2014, and a further update is expected for July that would “allow for more efficient processing,” officials said.

To making them good, loyal, Welfare Democrats!

Agency leaders have ordered field offices to re-arrest any illegal immigrant who’s committed a crime or tried to run, but investigators said there isn’t enough money to buy beds for all the offenders.

So, too bad, you lose. Not that we really care. It’s collateral damage for accomplishing The Agenda.

Indeed, the program was started because ICE didn’t have the capability to detain all the people it was tasked with tracking. There are nearly 2 million illegal immigrants currently in the process of being removed from the U.S., the IG said, but only 34,000 detention beds available.

So instead, the agency’s Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations decided to release some immigrants on their own recognizance before their trial, so long as most wore an ankle monitor with GPS tracking.

The rate at which immigrants committed a crime or tried to run while being monitored averaged out to about 12 percent each year between 2010 and 2012, the agency said.

But in 2012, ICE changed the way it operates the system, including stopping the monitored release of immigrants deemed a high flight risk, or the release of criminals who’s home countries would not take them back.

Record keeping, however, did not keep up with the changes, so law enforcement officials have little info on what parts of the program are working and which aren’t, the IG said.

“Fly! Be free!” to quote another alien, Mork From Ork. 🙂

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

 

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