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Probation and Immigration

  • Date Submitted: 09/20/2010 11:28 AM
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Immigrants and Community Supervision

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is an agency of the Department of Homeland Security which protects national security and upholds public safety. Their mission is to target criminal networks and terrorist organizations that seek to exploit vulnerabilities in our immigration system, in our financial networks, along our border, at federal facilities and elsewhere in order to do harm to the United States. The end result is supposed to be a safer, more secure America, however in two articles one in Houston and the other in Colorado we see that criminal immigrants are being given probation instead of being deported to their countries. Some of these immigrants are committing crimes such as murder or rape numerous times and continue to remain in the United States. Organizationally the ICE has five operational divisions, each containing a number of law enforcement, intelligence, or mission support positions:
  * Office of Detention and Removal Operations (DRO)
  * Office of Investigations (OI)
  * Office of Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  * Office of Intelligence
  * Office of International Affairs (OIA)
Immigrant career criminals are slipping through the cracks despite the ICE’s plan in 2007 to improve immigration enforcement. In the fiscal year 2007 “for the first time, ICE’s DEPORT center made it possible to identify and screen criminal aliens incarcerated in federal prisons nationwide to ensure their removal upon the completion of their sentences.” I do not agree with the ICE even incarcerating immigrants in the United States even though the results show “11,292 charging documents have been issued to criminal aliens housed in federal prisons” within the 2007 fiscal year how much do we really benefit from this. We should not be giving criminal immigrant’s probation, parole or even jail time in the United States. By giving them jail time we spend tax payer’s money on...


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