Immigration agency launches new hotline for immigrants in detention centers

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched a new hotline to help locate detained undocumented immigrants and avoid U.S. citizens from mistakenly being taken into immigration custody.

The toll-free hotline (855) 448-6903 will be staffed 24 hours a day by the agency personnel and is available for detained individuals to phone if they think they “may be U.S. citizens or victims of a crime.” The agency also launched a new “detainer” form to help improve immigration enforcement.

The new practices are “part of a broader effort to improve our immigration enforcement process and prioritize resources to focus on threats to public safety, repeat immigration law violators, recent border entrants and immigration fugitives while continuing to strengthen oversight of the nation’s immigration detention system and facilitate legal immigration,” according to a press release.

This move comes after reports about U.S. citizens being detained in immigration detention centers. The New York Times reported that a growing number of citizens have been detained under the President Barack Obama administration’s top enforcement program, Secure Communities, which is intended to detect undocumented immigrants who are arrested by local police officers.

Under President Obama, more than 1.1 million immigrants have been deported.  That number is likely to grow as the president’s central immigration enforcement policy, Secure Communities, is expected to be implemented in the whole country by 2013.

Fred Tsao, policy director with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, described the news as “an interesting development” that could help some people but said he needed to see more details.

The agency “provides a number for people who are detained, but a lot of the [detention] facilities  have little phone access,” Tsao said. “I wonder how this is going to work?”

© Community Renewal Society 2011


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    Now we have the results from the Iowa caucuses, we must carefully peruse the issues as seen by the candidates and the ever present innocuous problem of the illegal alien occupation.

    Mitt Romney during a campaign stop in Iowa on New Year’s Eve, the former governor stated that he would veto the so-called DREAM Act if he was president. And as governor of Massachusetts, Romney allowed state troopers to be deputized to help with the enforcement of immigration laws. He also opposed attempts to allow illegal aliens to pay the lower in-state tuition rates at state universities. Although he opposes the DREAM Act, Romney seems open to grant legal residency status to those who serve in the U.S. military.

    Rick Santorum throughout his time as senator, Santorum consistently opposed bills that would grant amnesty or other legalization benefits for illegal aliens. He voted against a bill that would have produced a guest worker program with a path to US citizenship for certain illegal aliens. In addition he voted in opposition to a bill that would allow certain illegal aliens to participate in social security system. Rick Santorum also voted in support of constructing a fence along our Southern border and doesn’t believe in amnesty, although he opposes deporting 12-18 million illegal aliens already residing in the U.S.

    Ron Paul has a similar attitude towards illegal immigration, that he opposes Amnesty, but does not support deporting the estimated 20 million plus illegal aliens currently squatting in the U.S. Paul introduced a bill that would amend the 14th Amendment to the Constitution so that children born to non-citizens within the U.S. could not attain automatic citizenship.

    Rep. Michele Bachmann, has the best stance on illegal immigration, but sadly she has stepped down as a presidential candidate. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich surprised his audience at a town hall meeting in Naples, Florida in November. He said, “I am not for a path to citizenship for anybody who got here illegally… But I am for a path to legality for those people whose ties run so deeply in America that it would truly be a tragedy to try and rip their family apart.” But Rick Perry, the Texas governor has not only granted illegal aliens to pay the lower, in-state tuition at state colleges and universities, he also proposed legislation that allows them to receive tax-payer supported state education grants. In August the Obama administration began a new policy that subject to the illegal alien apprehended, only those with severe criminal records would be deported. Perry at a campaign stop in New Hampshire told the crowd that under his administration, “I call this a horrific policy, but the Obama administration has a catch and release policy where non-violent illegal aliens are released into the general public today. My policy will be to detain and to deport every illegal alien that we apprehend. That is how we stop that issue.”

    It’s unacceptable situation that while millions of American workers are jobless, the government still allows at least a million Legal immigrants a visa to settle here. No ways are all these new arrivals highly skilled workers. Even though President Obama and his White House economic team are no doubt calmed by the Department of Labor’s notice that 120,000 jobs were added this November and that the jobless rate dipped to 8.6 percent, its lowest level in two and a half years, the announcement enclosed a mass of grim news as well. The 0.4 percent turn-down from 9 percent was triggered principally by the 315,000 people who gave up looking for work. Furthermore, adding 120,000 jobs scarcely keeps up with population growth. Then since the United States accepts about that same number of authorized-to-work legal immigrants each month, the net new jobs created total is only overall to be few thousand?

    This tendency of American dislocation by foreign-born workers has been well instituted over many years. An analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center, in 2011′s second quarter, compared to the same three-month period in 2010, foreign-born workers gained 656,000 jobs, while native-born workers lost 1.2 million jobs. An ever growing population of illegal migrants and visa over-stays, coupled with over-legal immigration in this deteriorating economy will consistently cause the greatest dislodgment among societies most susceptible, in this topic, African Americans.

    E-Verify gained passage against Newt Gingrich wishes, but he was able to prevent it from becoming mandatory as did Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada. As a substitute, it is entirely voluntary today, which means it is still easy for most illegal aliens to obtain jobs in our country. This is why American citizens and legal residents must emphasis to their lawmakers, that they must co-sponsor Sen. Smith’s nationwide and mandatory the “The Legal Workforce Bill, (H.R. 2885.) DON”T LET YOUR FEDERAL OR STATE SENATOR OR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE, BRUSH IT UNDER THE TABLE THIS TIME? KEEP CALLING AND BE ADAMANT ON THEIR SPONSORSHIP OF E-VERIFY.

    Not so publicized is Rep. Steve King of Iowa who has introduced Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 (H.R.140) would amend the law so that unborn babies of illegal aliens that are purposely smuggled through borders, through international flight are ineligible for citizenship. The cost to hospitals and an array of welfare payments and entitlements is the most costly for US taxpayers totaling billions of more dollars. This is another demand, you should make of the politicians who represent your state. This carefully conceived court-appointed forced scheme has caused the breakdown of government healthcare and the bankruptcy of at least 69 hospitals in Border States. Although birthright citizenship was allegedly never intended to be the law of the land, it is a flawed interpretation of the 14th Amendment. That birthright citizenship is said to account for more than 440.000 newborns a year, born to illegal alien mothers that become citizens merely because their mothers gave birth on U.S. soil. Each of these babies becomes an anchor who retards deportation of unlawfully present parents—and who eventually will be an anchor for entire families as chain migration, leading to the immigration of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. THIS AMENDMENT ALSO NEEDS TAXPAYERS ATTENTION AND DEMANDING THE CO-SPONSORSHIP UNRESPONSIVE POLITICIANS?

    The current illegal immigration crisis began in 1986, and former President Ronald Reagan was one of the main proponents of the blanket amnesty bill for 3 million illegal aliens. The problem was he presided over a Congress that did everything possible to hamper enforcement of the immigration laws. The “Immigration Reform and Control Act” was the condition of granting amnesty in the first place, thereby disregarding the grand promises that the Reagan Republicans made to this Nation. This complete disregard promoted millions of more people to come, which today is recognized by the majority of pro-sovereignty organizations as ranging over 20 million illegal aliens to even higher population figures? Or you can give credence to a populace figure of 11 million, which the Liberal Press or even the government, report--and are found no purveyors of the truth?

    Now shall we embark on giving back our tax money, to our old folks, our sick and homeless, instead of the IRS stealing our taxes to pay for illegal alien welfare; for their children's education and free health care? Notably is the Liberal press using a different stance to promote the millions of illegal migrants and immigrants already here--saying that it’s good for the economy or asserting these people pay taxes. Yes many do, but they are using either stolen Social Security numbers from innocent citizens, or an IRS number known as an ITIN number. A substantial motivation is they have no alternative, if they want to get a payroll job? Then according to the 'Heritage Foundation' the amount of $113 Billion dollars goes to supplementing illegal aliens by hard-pressed taxpayers and every year that amount is rising.

    As released by the IRS, illegal immigrants are returned 4.5 Billion in child/parent tax credits on fraudulent documentation. Little known to most readers is that these foreign invaders send out of the country annually to foreign banks, between 40-46 billion dollars. Yes! They do pay taxes, but it hardly has any impact on the money that is extorted from federal and state taxpayers for children of illegal aliens and drains state treasuries, without compensation. Money going to educate, the massive health care deficit and an overpopulated prison system filled with drug dealers, killers, molesters, pedophiles and a growing proportion of hit and run drunken drivers; those that are caught.

    In California L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich States the illegal alien cost is $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to just Los Angeles County taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year. These costs do not include the hundreds of millions of dollars for schools.

    If Obama remains president for another term, he will skirt the immigration laws that make us safe from drug dealers, drunken hit & run drivers and a whole mess of criminals reaching American soil. Demand your politician’s co-sponsor the ‘Legal Workforce Bill, known statewide, Mandatory E-Verify. Stop the occupation of our country from other nations, before it’s too late. You can by calling your Senator and Congress person in Congress at 202-224-3121. Our countries laws are being undermined and our sovereignty trashed by Obama's mules in the Department of IN-Justice. Join a constitutional-oriented TEA PARTY near you. Make sure Obama becomes a one term president, before his Liberal henchman erodes away the US Constitution. Join the non-profit pro-sovereignty organization. NUMBERSUSA. Be on your guard as illegal aliens have vote and will again in 2012, unless we institute that every voter posses picture ID--which can be authenticated. After the true double fence is built along the border, then at such times a uniform ‘Guest Worker’ program can be enacted by Congress. The TEA PARTY believes in a immigration ‘Point System’ like Europe, Australia and New Zealand, that welcomes highly skilled workers with exception background in Engineering, the Sciences and Mathematics. We must be more selective and enforce the laws as legislated in the 1986 Simpson/Mazzoli bill.


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