President Trump Will Have Foes In Immigration Bureaucracy – But Also Friends. They Can Help Him Win

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After Donald J. Trump’s crushing victory in New York, and what looks like his impending sweep of North Eastern states, his giddy advisors have been estimating that he could win as many as 1400 delegates and secure the GOP nomination on the first ballot [Internal campaign memo projects Trump will win 1,400 delegates at GOP convention, by Philip Rucker, Washington Post, April 20, 2016]. Perhaps a revolution is at hand. But, as a worried reader noted recently, even if Trump can defeat Hillary Clinton, Trump will have to deal with a civil service composed of bureaucrats actively trying to thwart any immigration patriot agenda. Of course, they’d be receiving aid and comfort from the Main Stream Media—and the courts.

Can Trump defeat the bureaucrats? That depends on which bureaucrats we’re talking about. Since the (unfortunate) creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the immigration law enforcement functions once performed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) have been broken into several different bureaucracies. Immigration law enforcement has been enfeebled—probably by design. Not all are Treason Lobby strongholds.

The components are:

U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – deals with adjudicating benefits for aliens such as applications for permanent residency and naturalization
The U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) – the “green meanies” who patrol the borders of the United States and the interior arresting illegal aliens
Office of Air and Marine (OAM) – conduct maritime and air interdiction efforts, other than riverine patrols
Office of Field Operations (OFO) – inspect arriving persons and goods
U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE ERO)
U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement Homeland Security Operations (ICE HSI) – which is ostensibly the investigative arm of DHS—but which I call ICE SVU because it seemingly takes on every possible crime except actually enforcing immigration law.
The latter two organizations are under U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement while the first four are under U.S. Customs and Border Protection. However, each of the components and sub-components has its own origins, bureaucratic nature, and different levels of commitment to immigration law enforcement.

Let’s take them from best to worst.

  • I do hope so.

  • Gary

    Obama is on record telling illegals that they can get up to $25,000.00 in retro-active Tax Credits over a 5 year period they have been in the Country paying taxes but never file a Tax Return as an Illegal .
    Put aside that insane logic that an illegal could prove they were in the USA 5 years paying taxes . All Trump has to do is offer $5000.00 to every Legal person in the USA that turns in an Illegal to be detained and deported , this will save $20,000.00 per illegal that Obama wants to give the FREE money of $25,000.00 to .
    In the mind of a Liberal it’s a benefit to give foreigners illegally in the USA $25,000.00 rather than save $20K by spend $5000.00 to remove the illegal.

    Justin seems to think that bringing in 50,000 jew-hating homophobic muslims migrants with little job skills or English skills will help to defeat ISIS and the islamists while being good for our economy because they will have babies and by goods with their welfare cheques.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Throughout his working life, Trump’s goal has been getting things done to his satisfaction. I’d love to see him walk into government offices and tell recalcitrant employees, “You’re fired!”