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ICE (Temporarily?) Awakens From Slumbers

By Greg L | 23 March 2011 | Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Illegal Aliens, Crime, Prince William County | 24 Comments

After being pounded upon for releasing illegal aliens back into our community after they were turned over by local authorities for deportation, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement rounded up 163 illegal aliens in Northern Virginia earlier this week.  Meanwhile millions of Americans also did the jobs they’re being paid to do but no one has been issuing press releases lauding their efforts nor has the media paid any attention to them.  Sure I want to know what our federal tax dollars are doing, but when it’s somehow notable that ICE did their job this week, what am I supposed to think next week when there aren’t registered sex offenders who are illegal aliens getting rounded up in Fairfax County?

Don’t even try to tell me there are only 60 criminal illegal aliens and fugitives in Fairfax County.

The only reason these illegal aliens criminals were here in the first place is that the federal government hasn’t been getting and keeping illegal aliens out of the country, even the ones who commit violent crimes.  The vast majority of these known illegal aliens were convicted of a crime and instead of being deported, were released back onto our streets.  Half of the illegal aliens who had previously been deported and were then caught once again in the United States - which is a felony under Virginia Code as well as under federal law — aren’t even getting charged with the felony they’ve committed.  This sort of decision making really makes it hard to believe anything other than this is little more than a public relations exercise by the federal government after being embarrassed by PWC Chairman Corey Stewart.

Right now there are about a half million illegal alien absconders in the United States.  These are the folks who have been ordered to appear at an immigration hearing and never showed up, or people who were ordered deported who then disappeared.  ICE caught a whopping total of three of them this week during this operation.  At this pace, assuming not a single illegal alien enters the country from today forward, ICE will clear their backlog of fugitives in 3,205 years.  Am really I supposed to be applauding here?

I’m glad ICE and local law enforcement rounded up 163 illegal aliens this week, most of whom were convicted criminals who should have long ago been deported.  I have to wonder when they’re going to get around to taking care of the rest of them, or whether they’re solidly on pace to solve that problem by the year 5216 as well.  To the unemployed American who can’t find work in his trade because he doesn’t speak Spanish, to the struggling taxpayer who is forced to pay for benefits that support illegal aliens when they can’t afford anything beyond basic necessities for their own family, to the legal immigrant business owner whose property has involuntarily become a day laborer hangout, they might not have a few thousand years before things need to get better for them.

I’m not impressed by band-aid approaches when the problems we’re facing at the local, state and federal levels demand better long-term solutions.  The feds shouldn’t be allowing these criminal illegal aliens to run amok in the first place.  Why are we still talking about apprehending illegal aliens who are currently recorded on the sex offender registry in Virginia for goodness sakes?

Am I really the only person who sees we still have a problem here?

UPDATE: Citizen of Manassas doesn’t let me stand alone here.

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  1. Inside the lib mind said on 24 Mar 2011 at 4:25 am:
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    But Greg, this is all just a small price to pay for the wonderful and inexpensive landscaping that they do on my property. And when they vote, it will always be for my party because it gets us more power which helps me. Who cares about the country turning into the third world? As long as it stays beyond my property lines. Those people are here just like me so they should also have the right to vote–as long as they vote for my party. And they will since they don’t care about the country and are easily bribed…uh, provided services that are their right and paid for by others’ tax money.

  2. hazegray said on 24 Mar 2011 at 9:10 am:
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    Here’s an excellent link to just what that “third world” country is looking like in California…written by a man whose familiy immigrated there from Sweden and became farmers.


  3. unconvinced said on 24 Mar 2011 at 9:41 am:
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    So, how many of those 163 rounded up have been released (only to disappear?)

    And how did they know where they were in the first place? And how long did they know it, before someone decided it was time to “prove” ICE was doing their job, for, as you said, for that one day?

    I’ll be impressed when they do this each and every day, and they actually deport them, and actually prevent them from re-entering (how many times do I have to read about some gang-bangin’ illegal alien, picked up for some felony or another, who’d been “previously deported?” It’s like our border is a revolving door.)

    This wasn’t even a band-aid, this was a political dog and pony show, good for one day’s press release. I’ll bet most of them are already back on the street.

    By the way, the article on what’s happened in Central California has a great many points, and many of them apply here, as well. But I will make note of one - the “Hispanic Studies” curriculum of at least one of our great state universities (Williamsburg edition) is well-known as a bastion of radical hispanic-centrist thought - rather than teaching Spanish languages and culture, they teach the evils of US hegemony, the Heroic Revolutionaries of Mexico and South America, the evils of capitalism, the evils of American racism, etc - it’s basically a training ground for radicalized “community organizers”. I don’t doubt but that other Universities are the same.

  4. USCitizen-Taxpayer said on 24 Mar 2011 at 10:01 am:
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    Once again, a lot of hoopla from ICE over what? 163 illegals are picked up in Northern Virginia? How pathetic is THAT? If it was 1,630 over the same period of time, we might clap . . . but 163? There are probably more than 163 illegals finding their way to Northern Virginia in one week!

    ICE should be enforcing the law and picking up AND deporting all illegal aliens, not just the rapists and murders who are illegals.

    Instead of spending a huge amount of taxpayers’ money on weeks and weeks of investigations . . . for 163 illegals . . . ICE should conduct a sweep of 7-11s in at least two Northern Virginia counties (start with Fairfax and Prince William) in a one-week period. Hundreds of illegals could be arrested AND deported with adequate but minimal investigation.

    ICE is a political organization - not a law enforcement organization. Thousands of ICE employees are as disgusted with ICE performance as the general public. American citizens need ICE to perform as a law enforcement organization with a critical mission tied to national security. Cut the crap!

  5. Cynic said on 24 Mar 2011 at 10:07 am:
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    Read that a few week ago. It’s right on target.

    That’s why we need to support an Equal Rights Amendment to the U. S. Constitution that would give citizens the same rights as illegals!

  6. Cynic said on 24 Mar 2011 at 11:00 am:
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    Previously deported illegals reentering - Could easily be stopped - upgrade the penalty for reentering by illegals a capital offense - and, of course, apply and implement.

  7. WThell? said on 24 Mar 2011 at 12:00 pm:
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    ICE is only trying to appease us…..so we will forget how lame they really are…..allowing illegal alien criminals to murder a nun, rape our children, etc., etc., etc.
    They are trying to pacify us to shut us up because they are such a flipping failure.

  8. VA_Magoo said on 24 Mar 2011 at 1:44 pm:
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    Citizen’s Homeland Security Associations, local run, local staffed, local controlled is the only way we will get our borders back into control.

    Immigration control was a STATE responsibility until early 1900’s.


    WE THE PEOPLE are the only ones that can make the changes needed.

  9. Robert L. Duecaster said on 24 Mar 2011 at 2:38 pm:
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    ICE’s dog and pony show was a lot of sound and fury - signifying nothing but their utter disregard for doing what they’re getting paid to do.

  10. DPortM said on 24 Mar 2011 at 5:24 pm:
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    163 illegal aliens? I’ll be happy when ICE rounds up and deports the 20 million illegal aliens in our country.

  11. Sick and Tired said on 24 Mar 2011 at 5:38 pm:
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    This is just for show. The publicity is just what Mr. Stewart is looking for. Helps float his election boat. I do not fault the officers with ICE, they have become political pawns.

  12. Maureen said on 24 Mar 2011 at 8:43 pm:
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    No the fault lies with Napolitano and a government that will not enforce our laws. This was to deflect the criticism and outrage of failed policies which allow illegals free rein in our country. It’s to minimize and take away attention from PWC’s lawsuit which I bet will show just how many criminal illegal aliens are let back on the streets.

    I am glad that 163 illegals and criminal aliens were picked up, but how many crimes did they commit before they were apprehend? 163 doesnt even make a dent in the problem of illegal immigration.

    Securing our borders and enforcing ALL immigration laws is what will make illegals leave the US and stay in their own countries.

  13. Anonymous said on 24 Mar 2011 at 9:57 pm:
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    EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Thursday that security on the southern U.S. border “is better now than it ever has been” and that violence from neighboring Mexico hasn’t spilled over in a serious way.

    Napolitano spoke at the Bridge of The Americas border crossing, after a meeting with the mayors of the border towns of El Paso, Nogales, Ariz., and Yuma, Ariz. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sanchez and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin also were present.

    Napolitano said the Department of Homeland Security will deploy 250 more border agents and expects to have 300 more under their next budget if it’s approved. She stated that Homeland Security is investing “millions of dollars in the side of commerce and trade” to improve infrastructure and technology along the border.

    I wonder how big sis will explain this ?
    National Monument shares the border with Mexico for 32 miles. This is a remote region.
    Visitors should be aware that drug smuggling routes pass through the park. If you see any activity which looks illegal, suspicious, or out of place, please do not intervene. Note your location. Call 911 or report it to a ranger as quickly as possible.

    Each year hundreds of people travel north through the park seeking to enter the United States. It is possible you could encounter an individual or small group trying to walk through the park with little or no water. Please do not stop, but instead, note your location and immediately call 911 or contact a ranger as soon as possible. Lack of water is a life-threatening emergency in the desert.

    Yes all under control expect, here,here,here,here ,etc,etc,etc

  14. Loudoun Insider said on 25 Mar 2011 at 7:44 am:
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    It’s election season.

  15. Holly said on 25 Mar 2011 at 3:09 pm:
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    Immigration officials failed to enter prints of Fairfax rape suspect
    Although Salvador Portillo-Saravia was being held by federal immigration authorities in 2003, they failed to enter his fingerprints into a national database before he was deported to El Salvador, immigration officials said Thursday. So seven years later, after Portillo-Saravia had sneaked back into the United States, his fingerprints were not in the database when he was checked by the Loudoun County jail.

    The check came back “no match,” and he was released. A month later, Fairfax County police say, he raped an 8-year-old girl in Centreville.

    The admission by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official was in a letter sent to Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) after Wolf had inquired about problems with the IDENT database, a nationwide collection of fingerprints and other biometric identification data.

    Elliot Williams, ICE’s assistant director for congressional relations, wrote that “the agency policy to enroll the fingerprints in IDENT was not followed, thereby reducing ICE’s ability to thwart this terrible and tragic event.” ICE officials could not say why the prints weren’t entered in 2003.

    The news that Portillo-Saravia had been released from jail in November after having been deported revealed a security gap: Many fingerprints taken before 2005 are not in the system.

    Read more @ http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration-officials-failed-to-enter-prints-of-fairfax-rape-suspect/2011/03/24/AB2rtwRB_story.html
    The failures continue go on and on and on where it stops nobody knows.

  16. NoVA Scout said on 26 Mar 2011 at 12:24 am:
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    This Administration certainly has been far more aggressive about enforcement and border protection than any of its predecessors this side of maybe the Eisenhower years. But it has shown no fortitude at all about overhauling the federal immigration system from top to bottom. Hate to sound like the conservative Republican partisan that I am in voicing that criticism. However, if pressed just a little bit, I can’t say my party did much better when it had the opportunities. And I don’t see any Rs jumping to the battlements of reform in the newly Republican House of Representatives.

  17. hazegray said on 26 Mar 2011 at 11:36 am:
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    Sadly, NoVA Sout is correct!
    …the silver spoon Chamber of Commerce Republicans never met an illegal alien they wouldn’t use to undercut the wages of a native born or legally immigrated American. Until the rest of us start to call them on it — in public and semi-public places, like at your neighborhood pool or at church in front of their families, the situation will continue.

  18. Gary said on 27 Mar 2011 at 8:19 am:
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    Why don’t the Carribean countries have illegal immigration problems?

  19. Bob Bruhns said on 27 Mar 2011 at 10:16 am:
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    Carribean countries -do- have illegal immigration problems. Mexico is notorious for their treatment of illegal aliens who come up into Mexico from Guatemala. Ironic, isn’t it.

  20. Cynic said on 27 Mar 2011 at 9:44 pm:
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    The bigger the lie, the better the chances that it will be believed …..


  21. Jack said on 28 Mar 2011 at 12:55 pm:
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    Seriously, I can find 163 of them in one day by driving to various “day labor” pickup spots in Fairfax, Arlington, Vienna, Falls Church, Alexandria, and on and on.

  22. Anonymous said on 29 Mar 2011 at 9:52 pm:
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    Update on story…Some immigration rights advocates are organizing to aid the families of immigrants inadvertently caught up in a three-day U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation in Northern Virginia last week.

    Law enforcement officials from seven local municipalities and counties, including Fairfax County, aided ICE in the raids, which netted 163 arrests.

    Although ICE targeted illegal immigrants who had criminal charges pending, 22 non-criminals who were not targeted but who were discovered during the enforcement campaign were run through the ICE immigration data base and issued a notice to appear in immigration court because of their immigration status, according to ICE.

    “While Immigration and Customs Enforcement touts the effort as a search for criminal aliens, many immigrant bystanders who were not targets of the raids were apprehended in the process,” said Esteban Garces of the organization Tenants and Workers United.

    “How can Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun, Manassas City, Manassas Park and Prince William effectively protect and serve the immigrant communities with whom they will need to cooperate during law enforcement operations while at the same time splitting families and spreading fear?” said Edgar Aranda of the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations.

    “The wake of a raid like this is devastating,” Garces said. “Mixed-status families get torn apart when non-criminal members are detained simply because of their immigration status.”

    Tenants and Workers United, the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations, the Central American Resource Center and the Law Offices of Amy A. Long, PLLC, are coordinating a response to the surge, and are asking affected community members to call a hotline if they are in need of help.

    “We want to ensure that those caught in this crossfire can receive adequate representation should they qualify for relief,” said Amy Long.

    “Of the more than 160 criminals and fugitives arrested in last week’s targeted enforcement operation, 22 of those encountered were non-criminals arrested for immigration violations. Seven have been released on humanitarian grounds. Those who remain in ICE custody can be located through the online detainee locator at www.ice.gov,” said Cori W. Bassett, ICE spokeswoman.


    22 of those encountered were non-criminals arrested for immigration violations - non-criminals, Yeah right !

  23. Cynic said on 30 Mar 2011 at 9:35 pm:
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    Combating the Big Lie -


  24. Cynic said on 5 Apr 2011 at 3:10 pm:
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    Big Sis’s safe borders -


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