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.