Several Administration Failures…Immigration

Several Administration Failures…Immigration

IMMIGRATION PROTESTSI believe that the only way that anyone is going to look at the enormity of this failed organization is to try and lay everything out by those who have the most influence in every given level of those organizations. Furthermore, hoping to alert someone — or the best case scenario hoping that the readers of this little article will share it with one other person — “And who knows…they’ll think we’ve started some kind of movement…or something” (from Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant).

Someone may have noticed my usage of level of organizations. Fully understanding what I am writing about we need to have a look at what has happened to the Immigration and Natural Service (INS).

Interesting of note here is that an immigration law passed by U.S. approval-congressCongress in 1882 that gave the office of the Secretary of the Treasury the authority to monitor immigration and naturalization. This authority was then transferred to the newly established Office of the Superintendent of Immigration with the passage of the Immigration Act in 1891. Ultimately, the responsibility for immigration in the United States would pass from the superintendent’s office through a number of other government agencies to become what was eventually known as the INS.

Congress further clarified the function of the bureau in the Immigration Act of 1924, which limited the number of immigrants that could be admitted into the U.S., assigning a quota to each nationality and issuing a limited number of visas on an annual basis. Entry was only permitted for immigrants in possession of valid visas.

Unfortunately, during the Theodore Roosevelt administration Ellis Island had also been the center of a number of corruption and brutality scandals, which led President Theodore Roosevelt to appoint an attorney to resolve its difficulties. By 1903, Congress had transferred responsibility for the Bureau of Immigration to the recently created Department of Commerce and Labor, reasoning that the primary concerns of immigration — protecting American workers and wages — fell under its jurisdiction.

Congress further clarified the function of the bureau in the Immigration Act of 1924, which limited the number of immigrants that could be admitted into the U.S., assigning a quota to each nationality and issuing a limited number of visas on an annual basis. Entry was only permitted for immigrants in possession of valid visas.

seal of dojThe Bureau of Immigration, which later became INS, was transferred two more times before being disbanded in 2003. First it moved from the Department of Labor to the Department of Justice in 1940, a move ordered by President Franklin Roosevelt, and then INS was transferred from the Department of Justice to the Department of Homeland Security.

In its final incarnation, INS was headed by a commissioner who was appointed by the U.S. President. The commissioner worked with external agencies, including the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and oversaw four interior divisions responsible for immigration and naturalization services. These divisions performed the duties of immigration enforcement, the operation of INS field offices within the U.S. and abroad, and the managerial functions of the agency.

The INS was dissolved in 2003, one year after it became part of the DOSDepartment of Homeland Security. Its functions are now performed by other departments within the Department of Homeland Security, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements (ICE), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Can anyone reading this see and/or understand why immigration reform needs to be completely away from the POTUS? From experience I would openly state that the Obama administration collectively grouped with all other Presidential administrations (Bush x2, Clinton x2, Bush Sr., Reagan x2, Carter, Ford, Nixon x2, Johnson x2, Kennedy, and Eisenhower x2) as well as 114 Congresses.

 

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