Immigrants and Community Supervision
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is an agency of the Department of Homeland Security which protects national security and upholds public safety. Their mission is to target criminal networks and terrorist organizations that seek to exploit vulnerabilities in our immigration system, in our financial networks, along our border, at federal facilities and elsewhere in order to do harm to the United States. The end result is supposed to be a safer, more secure America, however in two articles one in Houston and the other in Colorado we see that criminal immigrants are being given probation instead of being deported to their countries. Some of these immigrants are committing crimes such as murder or rape numerous times and continue to remain in the United States. Organizationally the ICE has five operational divisions, each containing a number of law enforcement, intelligence, or mission support positions:
* Office of Detention and Removal Operations (DRO)
* Office of Investigations (OI)
* Office of Federal Protective Service (FPS)
* Office of Intelligence
* Office of International Affairs (OIA)
Immigrant career criminals are slipping through the cracks despite the ICE’s plan in 2007 to improve immigration enforcement. In the fiscal year 2007 “for the first time, ICE’s DEPORT center made it possible to identify and screen criminal aliens incarcerated in federal prisons nationwide to ensure their removal upon the completion of their sentences.” I do not agree with the ICE even incarcerating immigrants in the United States even though the results show “11,292 charging documents have been issued to criminal aliens housed in federal prisons” within the 2007 fiscal year how much do we really benefit from this. We should not be giving criminal immigrant’s probation, parole or even jail time in the United States. By giving them jail time we spend tax payer’s money on criminal immigrants who don’t even belong in the United States. We then continue to spend money on them by giving them parole or in some instances they are given a sentence alternative which is probation. We use our resources such as money, counseling services and educational opportunities to help criminal immigrants when we have enough of our own criminals to deal with. In my own personal opinion we should be deporting these criminals not helping them by giving them probation when it is a fact that most criminals recommit crimes especially if they are rapist or murders. (www.ice.gov)
The Essay on Criminal Justice Policy Process
The criminal justice policy-making process is interesting to say the least. There are three levels of government branches which are Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. Looking into how the policy-making process works one finds that Federal and State has their hand in the process of making criminal justice policies, while local government is receiving many benefits by getting on board with the ...
I would like to begin by exploring an article written by Tom Tancredo in the Colorado Statesmen “Are we deporting enough criminal aliens?” In this article three recent deaths in Aurora, Colorado are the center of controversy around the cracks in immigration law enforcement. Three victims family’s are outraged that Francis Hernandez an unregistered, unlicensed driver, and illegal alien that was arrested and charged with manslaughter was still on the streets in 2008 after being arrested over a dozen times in the Denver region of Colorado since 2003 by nine different state police departments. This man was on the streets for five years for crimes such as criminal impersonation, forgery, traffic violations, including driving without a license and without insurance before finally killing three people and being incarcerated in April of 2008.
Officers suspected that Hernandez might be living here illegally when he was previously arrested and they contacted the Colorado Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. However ICE never followed up on the inquiry to his citizenship, so no detainer was issued and Francis Hernandez was free to go, free to kill three people in a car accident while driving an SUV. Hernandez ran a red light which led to the deadly collision he was then held on a $250,000 bond on three charges of vehicular homicide, reckless driving, vehicular assault (for the another four people who were injured), leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a license and driving without proof of insurance. ICE was contacted again the day after the tragedy and responded with hesitation as to whether or not Hernandez is legally in the US. According to ICE, Francis Hernandez has numerous aliases and repeated false claims of US citizenship. Although the ICE has reported deporting 4,792 illegal immigrants from Colorado in the fiscal year of 2008 how is it that they failed to look into Hernandez when they had his information. In my opinion criminals such as Hernandez should not be given jail time in the United States they should not be put under the supervision of our courts, jails, or law enforcement officers, they should be deported from our countries and never to be allowed back. We should not waste any efforts to give these criminals probation, parole, or jail time in the United States when we already have limited funds for our criminals. I firmly believe that no US citizen’s tax dollars should be thrown away on the supervision on criminal immigrants.
The Coursework on Criminal Justice Internship Probation Field Experience
Dallas County Adult Probation Denise Catherine Tobias 133 North Industrial Blvd Dr. BarrumDallas, TX 75207 REPORT #7 Evaluation and Consolidation of Goals Your final report should be a complete report of your internship experiences under the title "How I Evaluate Myself as a Future Criminal Justice Worker," and may not exceed five typed pages. Describe the extent to which the theoretical knowledge ...
I would now like to take a deeper look into probations roll instead of deportation in Houston. In an article written by Susan Carroll in the Houston Chronicle she investigates and examines how, “illegal immigrants cycle through local jails and fall through the cracks of immigration enforcement.” In Houston there are many cases of illegal aliens convicted of crimes such as child molestation, drug dealing, and suspected murders avoiding deportation after being arrested. Once again we see immigrants who have been arrested being let back onto the streets of the US with a slap on the wrist which then only hurts our citizens. The lack of supervision and deportation of these criminals only hurts us Americans if ICE were to track all these criminals down and deport them from the first time there names show up criminally we would not have such a repeat offender issue with immigrants. When ICE receives an individual’s name to look into they should hold the criminal until facts are obtained about there legal status. If there legal status is proven to be illegal they should be deported promptly. No alien should be given probation for a crime I would have to agree with the author Susan Carroll in the case of Bayron Euceda.
The Term Paper on Training Staff for Criminal Justice
The three key issues intricate with correctional staff are corruption, staff safety, gender and staffing. Correction officers are people that tried to become cops but failed. So their morals take a huge hit because they are upset about not being able to become a police officer. So it is easier for them to be corrupted because that’s their way of getting back at the system. Another way of ...
Euceda is one of dozens suspected criminals who told jailers and the courts they were in this country illegally but given probation. Euceda a 21 year old immigrant from Honduras did not serve a day in prison for sexually assaulting a 13 year ol Houston girl instead he was given “deferred adjudication”, a form of probation. At least 330 cases in 2008 were reported were immigrant defendants were sentenced to probation instead of deportation, at least 44 of those cases showed that the probation was later revoked and they were sentenced to prison. Once again I have to state that this is not the best answer this immigrants should be shown that we will not tolerate their crimes in the United States and we will not give the jail time which leads to parole or even probation instead of jail time. We are keeping these criminals in the United States when we should be deporting them. We are not only giving immigrants a slap on the wrist for being in the United States illegally we are also telling them it’s ok for you to commit a crime in the United Sates we won’t deport you we will only give you probation or parole. (www.Chron.com)
There is no reason why many illegal immigrants convicted of crimes from prostitution to sexual abuse avoid prison time by being sentenced to probation. In some cases around the United States we can even find illegal aliens which were ordered deported decades ago but never left in our jails. Some of these criminal which were ordered deported but haven’t been have moved on to commit more crimes which are documented in their court files but they continue to live in the United Stated. These immigrants and many more are given chance after chance instead of being deported. I must agree with both authors of these articles that criminal immigrants should be sent back to their countries instead of going through the criminal justice system in the United States. ICE needs to broaden their efforts and follows through they need to deport these immigrants instead of allowing them to reoffend. More money needs to be put into hiring ICE agents the lack of man power plays a big roll on the overriding issue of immigrants being given probation instead of deportation and policies not being tightened. The statistics provided by the ICE cannot used as valid or reliable in some cases if so many immigration issues still exist. This is an ongoing issue that in my opinion can be helped by deporting immigrants instead of cycling them through the United States criminal justice system.
The Essay on California Illegal Immigrants And State Issued Drivers Licenses
Keisha Hunter Vice Composition II Section 106 September 16, 2003 California, Illegal Immigrants and State Issued Drivers Licenses America has a long history of immigrants flocking to its prosperous shores. People whom enter this country seeking a new life fall into one of two groups: Illegal Immigrants or Legal Immigrants, it is the latter group which is of concern. While legal immigrants are ...