Immigration Crackdown May Pose Problems for Shippers | Files: Logistics, Public | Tags: , ,

“In a nationwide operation that encompassed 26 states, agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement swept down on 40 locations of Amsterdam-based IFCO Systems, one of the nations largest supplier of pallets and reusable plastic containers for retail customers,” reports immigration blog Migra Matters. “The fact that Wednesday’s raids resulted in […]

GOP vs 14th Amendment | Files: PoliTicks, Public | Tags: , , , , ,

92 members of the House GOP want to end jus soli by amending or subverting the 14th Amendment. Discuss.— The Los Angeles Times is running a front-page article on Saturday and Sunday with the headline “GOP Faction Wants to Change ‘Birthright Citizenship’ Policy“. In a nut shell, some GOP politicians […]

The “Immigration Problem” | Files: PoliTicks | Tags: ,

The United States has been in feverish consern about immigration recently. It’s entirely too emotional a discussion for me to have felt comfortable weighing in. Immigration is a logical system. We always talk about it in emotional terms, but it really is a rational process which is easily predicted and […]

CA-46: Dana Stays the Course, Cuts and Runs in OC | Files: PoliTicks, Public | Tags: ,

Update: Welcome to our visitors from the OC Weekly: Rohrabacher Cuts and Runs. This article is cross-posted on DailyKos. Also see atdnext‘s CA-46: The Brandt-Rohrabacher Debate at Golden West. Jim Brandt’s campaign site and ActBlue page. While waiting for Monday’s debate between Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and challenger Jim Brandt, I […]

Off-Peak Immigration Series | Files: PoliTicks | Tags: ,

It’s been over a year since I resigned my job enforcing US law, and I’m ready to break my silence. I’ve commented here and there on the whole immigration debate, but I haven’t put my thoughts down in ASCI. This series discusses several Republican proposals and explains why they’re bat […]

Foreigners Teach Americans US History | Files: PoliTicks | Tags: , , , ,

We should thank the million foreigners who took to the streets on May 1st: they remember what we’ve forgotten. On May 1 1886 Chicago labor unions went on strike for the eight-hour work day. This strike precipitated the Haymarket Massacre. Every May 1st there are demonstrations and marches all around […]

The Cop Said | Files: On The Line | Tags: , ,

Terrifying Things I have in My Head. There are a few of them. Like radiation detectors at borders and the Spanish Flu. Money Laundering, risky business, C.I.A. National debt, Plame Game, Red Yuan who the …. is Johnnie Ray? Oh. I once had a classmate, who was a retired NYPD […]

The Beaver Has Landed | Files: The Long Wander | Tags: , , ,

Wednesday (June 15th) I landed in London Heathrow around 7am. Immigration wasn’t interested in me, but the lines were over an hour long. Almost everyone on the line is a youngun like me. Every stand had UV’s set up and turned on (though it didn’t look like anyone was using […]

On Leaving Late in A Leather Jacket | Files: On The Line | Tags:

Dear Officers and Inspectors, I joined this organization three years ago because this country, and the INS, had been so generous to myself and my family. It’s been a good gig and a fun ride. Yesterday I turned in my shield; it didn’t feel good but it had to be […]

Outsourcing Total Information Awareness? | Files: On The Line | Tags:

GovExec.com, always a good source of inside-DHS information shares this tidbit from a closed-door information security meeting: Chertoff is thinking about Outsourcing Total Information Awareness. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff this week floated an idea to start a nonprofit group that would collect information on private citizens, flag suspicious activity, […]