The Federal Government’s “Who Cares?” Attitude About Illegals
This sort of “Who cares?” attitude that the government takes towards enforcing our immigration laws has a lot to do with the anger and distrust so many Americans have towards the Federal government on the issue:
“The southwestern border gets all the attention, but it’s staggering the number of people who come and overstay their visa,” said Dean Boyd, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Washington. “It’s a very large-scale problem.”
A study by the Washington-based Pew Hispanic Center last month indicated that 45 percent of the undocumented migrants in the United States overstayed legal visas.
Confirming those findings or knowing the home country of those who overstay their visas is tricky because U.S. authorities don’t track the problem. Immigration authorities also generally don’t compare entry and exit information to see who should have left the country.
“There’s no annual reports published on visa overstays because obviously these people are hiding and don’t want to be found,” Boyd said.”
I could howl like Howard Dean after reading this! They don’t even make an effort to find out how many people overstay their visas?!?!?!? It’s outrageous!
And why? “(B)ecause obviously these people are hiding and don’t want to be found.” Gee, people who are breaking the law don’t want to be found? Imagine that! Can you see a police chief saying this? “Well, we haven’t tried to catch any robbers or murderers because they’re hiding and don’t want to be found.”
The attitude ICE has is just Un! Be! Lievable!