Tuesday, March 27, 2007

600,000 Fugitives Missing

Cross posted from Right Truth

Fugitive: (noun) a person who is fleeing, having taken flight. In this case we are talking about 600,000 foreigners who have been ordered out of the United States, but cannot be found. Breitbart.com reports that “Homeland Security Department’s inspector general found that the effectiveness of teams assigned to find the fugitives was hampered by “insufficient detention capacity, limitations of an immigration database and inadequate working space.”‘

That sounds bad, but the 600,000 number is really just a drop in the bucket, because those are the illegals that we KNOW about. There are no reliable statistics on those we don’t know about.

Even though more than $204 million was allocated for 52 fugitive operations teams since 2003, a backlog of 623,292 cases existed as of August of 2006, the report said.The number of illegal immigrants in the United States has been estimated at between 11.5 million and 12 million. About 5.4 percent of them are believed to be “fugitive aliens,” those who have failed to leave the country after being ordered out.

Until the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, attempts to catch such fugitives were mostly carried out by teams not exclusively devoted to the task. After the attacks, an Absconder Apprehension Initiative was created within the Justice Department to find, apprehend and deport such immigrants. When the Homeland Security Department was created in March 2003, it assumed responsibility.

We see how well that’s working for us.

Could it be that some of these fugitives, known and unknown, are Hezbollah suicide bombers that Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suggests are here and awaiting orders to activate their cells? Or could it be that some of these are Jamaat ul-Fuqra at the Muslims of America compound known as “Aliville”, near Odum, Georgia. Perhaps some of these fugitives are at camp Islamville in Hancock, NY, or maybe or Madinah Village in Commerce, GA, just to name a few?

Constantinople Again (hat tip Gates of Vienna) tells of his visit to Aliville after the Gathering of Eagles. Go see the pictures, maps and read his experiences.

The truth is we have fugitives from all over, coming across the northern and southern borders, and entering the U.S. legally, overstaying visas, … and we don’t know how many there are, where they are, who they are, and thus we cannot round them up and ship them home. Money has been spent, agents have been assigned, and yet still we cannot get the job done.

Others posting:
Take Me out to the Ball Game…..Por Favor…Senor., stickNstein

Brown Is Beautiful? What About Mexico? , Quiz on Illegal Immigration , John Lillpop

La Cucha Gotcha, InMuscatine

Senator Chambliss Against Illegal Immigration, GA Crime Watch

Wake Up America, Open Thread and Trackbacks

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