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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:00 AM

Immigration Officials Sought out Low-Level Traffic Offenders in Order to Reach Deportation Targets

Immigration Officials Sought out Low-Level Traffic Offenders in Order to Reach Deportation Targets

Federal immigration officials were so determined to meet their deportation goals last year, while publically touting their emphasis on apprehending criminals, that they resorted to low-hanging-fruit tactics, like pursuing traffic offenders who might be in the country illegally.

An investigation by USA Today found the government delved into state driver’s license records to locate foreign-born applicants, and sent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to local traffic safety checkpoints in an effort to catch as many illegal aliens as possible before 2012 was up.

ICE also focused on processing more unauthorized immigrants arrested for low-level crimes to pad the agency’s numbers.

In response to the story, ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said the agency “does not have quotas,” but does utilize “annual performance goals” to demonstrate to Congress how well they are doing.

http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/immigration-officials-sought-out-low-level-traffic-offenders-in-order-to-reach-deportation-targets-130216?news=847081


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pipoman Feb 2013 #1

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:26 AM

1. A croc-o-shit it is..

pretending there is a difference between 'quotas' and "annual performance goals"..ffs..no, ICE in as bad of need of regulatory reform as the DEA..

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