I was recently interviewed via e-mail by Lynn Waddell, a reporter writing for Florida Lawyer and the Daily Business Review in South Florida for a story focusing on "the changes in immigration since 9-11 and how they have the affected asylum seekers in particular."
So far, I still haven't seen the full story which appeared in Daily Business Review on January 27, 2005, as "Special Report: Immigration Law," by Lynn Waddell – with the following tantalizing summary:
"Hala Ahmed, whose husband is in jail in Sudan because of his political views, left her country last April and arrived in Miami seeking political asylum. But her initial treatment here made her feel like a common criminal. Immigration and Customs Enforcement . . ."
From this opening, it sounds like the makings of a typical pro-Treason Lobby sob story. But there's hope.
Here are the comments I sent Ms. Waddell on particular issues she was interested in:
Juan comment: Smells like another scheme to get illegal aliens and criminal alien residents out of immigration detention and postpone removals cooked up by the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) and the private immigration bar. But here's the real question: why are the illegal aliens and criminal alien residents hanging around so long in the supposed "deportation process" in the first place?? Why the need for bracelets at all? The real problem here is the federal litigation gateway of the EOIR (Executive Office for Immigration Review) Immigration Court hearing system, as I've already written at length [VDARE.COM archive — Deport Aliens] and which has been echoed by author Michelle Malkin in her 2002 book, "INVASION — How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores."
JUAN COMMENT: Desperately needed for the nationwide enforcement of our immigration laws. But any alarm bells that such a thing is already happening are simply false. That's a myth being spread by the Treason Lobby and its handmaidens in private immigration law practice to whip up sympathy for their clients, and an attempt to sway public opinion toward a misplaced sympathy for illegal aliens and criminal alien residents. The truth: immigration law enforcement against non-terrorist aliens by the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) is as dismal as it ever was under the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service).
JUAN COMMENT: Rubbish! Doesn't every private immigration attorney think that their particular client is being "unfairly targeted" for removal, compared to the general lack of immigration law enforcement nationwide?
It's the same when the private immigration bar suddenly becomes concerned with saving taxpayer dollars...when they argue that it will "save valuable government resources" if their illegal alien client is released from ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detention and set free to roam across America.
Consider the source - and follow the money trail.
[VDARE.COM.COMMENT: We were able to obtain a copy, and it's available now on VDARE.COM. In fact, while it starts out with the typical feel-good thing about Ms. Ahmed, who may be a bona fide refugee, it manages to mention that she arrived using false documents, quotes several pro-enforcement officials, and even gives Juan the last word, on the "money trail" to the immigration lawyers.]
Detention Rates Increase In Name Of Homeland Security, But Advocates On Both Sides Worry About Tactics, January 27, 2005 Daily Business Review]