FAIR Names 3 Reasons Why We Don't Need a "Deportation Force"
The idea of a "deportation force" has been kicked around during this election season as a way to handle the nation's huge illegal immigrant population. But in reality, this so-called "deportation force" already exists, and here's what it looks like:
1. The Border Patrol: The Border Patrol is comprised of some 12,000 well-trained officers who guard our borders and ports of entry. If they weren't being ordered to catch and release illegal aliens, they could, once again, promptly remove people they apprehend entering the country illegally.
[if !supportLists]2. 2. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): ICE patrols the interior of the country. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has barred them from acting against the vast majority of illegal aliens and even forbids them from intercepting most illegal aliens who have run-ins with state or local law enforcement. If ICE was allowed to do its job, those criminal aliens would be deported.
[if !supportLists]3. 3. [endif]The E-Verify System: E-Verify has shown great promise at securing the workplace against illegal immigration. Several states require the use of E-Verify by employers and have been pleased with results. Make E-Verify mandatory for all employers nationally, and illegal aliens will be locked out of the biggest prize they seek: American jobs.
If just those three assets were used to secure the nation against illegal immigration, the population of resident illegal aliens – some 13 million people strong – would self-reduce over time.