A West Texas Reader Forwards A "Cry For Help"—We (And HSI) Can Supply It
March 19, 2017, 06:58 PM
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From: A West Texas Reader [Email him]

Hi, I wondered if you'd seen this widely circulated Tweet, which is not seriously meant, of course. If it exposed an actual illegal alien, Twitter would crush it as harassment.

Do you have any comments?

See previous letters from the same reader.

James Fulford writes: There  is a serious point here, in that a lot of people's lives are affected by illegals, and many of them would like their illegal neighbors or co-workers deported. During the Bush and Obama administrations, they would cry out for justice in vain. Now they've got hope. We occasionally get letters from people like that, but there's nothing we can do.

But now that there's a new Sheriff in town, it's worth pointing out that HSI, which has been doing raids, has a tip-line:


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigates more than 400 violations of criminal law, ranging from child exploitation to transnational gangs. Use this form to report suspected criminal activity.

Be as specific and as detailed as possible. You are encouraged to provide any additional identifying details such as places of birth, countries of citizenship, and social security numbers in the below narrative text box. The detailed information you provide will assist investigators as they look into reported violations.

We do not provide status updates for tip information provided. If you provide information, you can be assured that it will be promptly forwarded to the responsible office for follow up action as deemed appropriate.

Do NOT send the same information more than once, and do NOT file a duplicate report by calling the HSI Tip Line.

Although there is absolutely no guarantee that tip information provided will result in monetary payments, ICE has the discretion and statutory authorization to pay for information and/or evidence that is used in support of criminal investigations.

Anonymous tips may be reported on this form and may also be reported to ICE via the toll-free HSI Tip Line, (866) 347-2423