Is ICE entering a new, restrictice phase in paroling asylum seekers?

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

On December 9, 2009, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a new policy regarding the custody of aliens coming to the border to seek asylum.  I wrote about the policy change with great excitement when it was announced. The memo states:   Each alien’s eligibility for parole should be considered and analyzed on its own merits and based on the facts of the individual alien’s case. However, when an arriving alien found to have a credible fear establishes to the satisfaction of…

The new KPBS – your local “fair and balanced” news source.

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Webster’s dictionary defines “baiting” as the making of verbal attacks against members of a racial group. KPBS, in a three-part radio report and a brief report on its television program, San Diego Week, baited Somalis in a report that had little fact and a lot of unsubstantiated ravings. The report stirred the pot of anti-immigration hysteria enough to get my Congressman, Brian Bilbray, to call for hearings about the “threat” posed by Somalis. At the outset, it seems to this KPBS…

Ignore the dilettantes in analyzing ICE’s new memos.

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Immigration dilettantes are having a field day with the issuance of some Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) memos. Memos are policy statements of an agency directing employees how to handle certain situations. Everyone employed by someone else deals with memos. “If it gets to be over 90 degrees make sure to rest your employees 15 minutes every hour. If it gets to be over 100 degrees, send everyone home.” ICE’s memos serve to give direction to a large agency responsible…

ICE quota tactics: Shame, shame, shame

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Immigration and Customs Enforcement seems to be under pressure to deport people. There are conflicting reports about the truth of internal memos from the ICE leadership about quotas for deportation. As anyone who has worked in government knows, there are metrics to measure productivity – when I was in the Army, the resource management people were always having us fill out forms about our productivity, and we were the Army, which is not in the business of producing anything. ICE…