For the purpose of This Bill the term People/Person are those who are Legal Immigrants and Migrants, Documented Immigrants and Migrants, Undocumented Immigrants and Migrants, Criminal Aliens, Illegal Immigrants and Migrants, Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Persons Charged and Convicted of a Crime or Person Charged and Convicted of a Felony.
For the purpose of This Bill The Tracking Device is a Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Approved Radio-Frequency Identification Device (RFID) Biocompatible microchip, when Implanted in a Person will transmit a signal which can be detected by Orbital Geostationary Satellite or an designed Antennae to Constantly Track the location of The RFID signal on an Monitor.
Whereas: There is a need for a more thorough and efficient way of Vetting an individual’s to determine their background, identity and obtaining pertinent information valuable for security and safety.
To show the need for Person or Persons to be implanted with a Radio-Frequency Identification Device (RFID) for reason thus described below.
Introduced by … Pianki Bankole
1). Currently more than 900,000 cases (876,552) are pending before the immigration courts. This represents an increase of more than 100,000 cases (or a greater than 13 percent increase in the number of pending cases) since the start of FY 2019. And this increase is on top of an already sizeable jump over the previous five years in the number of cases pending before immigration judges. From the end of FY 2013 to the close of FY 2018, the number of pending cases more than doubled, increasing nearly 125 percent.
That increase is owing, in part, to the continued influx of aliens and record numbers of asylum applications being filed: More than 436,000 of the currently pending immigration cases include an asylum application. But a large majority of the asylum claims raised by those apprehended at the southern border are ultimately determined to be without merit. The strain on the immigration system from those meritless cases has been extreme and extends to the judicial system. The Immigration and Nationality Act ( INA ) was enacted in 1952. The INA provides many asylum-seekers with rights of appeal to the Article III courts of the United States. Final disposition of asylum claims, even those that lack merit, can take years and significant government resources to resolve.
2). Justice Department officials said in court filings that they have apprehended “an astonishing” 524,446 non-Mexican border crossers during the first eight months of this fiscal year, nearly double the prior two years combined.
3). U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that it encountered 144,000 migrants at the border in May 2019, a level not seen in decades, describing the situation as a “full-blown emergency.” Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan said that 60,000 children have entered into DHS custody in just the last 40 days.
4). There were a total of 161,000 asylum applications filed in the last fiscal year (2018) and 46,000 in the first quarter of 2019
5). In absentia Orders, that is, orders of removal issued in cases when the alien fails to appear, the total for year 2017 was 41,915, total for year 2018 was 46,051. Presently thru the 2nd quarter of 2019, the total is 32,255 people who failed to show. At this rate the total yearly number for 2019 will be 64,510 to a projected high of 101,638 orders of removal (based on the percentage between pending cases in 2018 and number of absentia orders thru 2nd quarter 2019) In an National Review Article appearing June 11, 2019. McAleenan explained that his department is hampered in its efforts to deter illegal immigration by U.S. laws that allow asylum-seekers to remain on U.S. soil under their own recognizance for months or even years while awaiting a hearing that the vast majority of them simply skip.
6). The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) reported the number of total pending cases at the end of 2117 was 655,698. Total pending cases at the end of 2018 was 794,316. Total pending case at the end of second quarter in 2019 is 876,552. Projected total of pending case at the end of 2019 would be 1,753,104
7). A June 4, 2019 news report says Immigration Courts has a backlog of almost 900,000 cases and are on the Brink of Collapse. One Judge reports his backlog will stretch into 2021.
8). The Pending Unaccompanied Children (UAC) Cases for 2016 was 51,706, 2017 71,521, and as of 03/31/2018 76,634. The total pending cases or those of which no action has been taken for UAC thru the 2019 second quarter is 89,632. (Per The United States Department of Justice)
9). Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) in Absentia Removal Orders for the year 2017 total was 6,855 For the year 2018 total was 6,738. For the first quarter of 2019 total was 1,932. At this rate the 2019 yearly total will be 7,728.
10). From October to December 2017, ORR [Office of Refugee Resettlement] attempted to reach 7,635 UAC [unaccompanied alien children] and their sponsors. Of this number, ORR was not able to reach 1500 UAC.
11). Department of Homeland Security (DHS) estimates that 12.0 million illegal aliens were living in the United States in January 2015, compared to 11.5 million in January 2014 and 11.6 million in January 2010. On average, the population grew by 70,000 per year from 2010 to 2015, compared to 470,000 per year during the high-growth years leading up to the Great Recession (2000- 2007). Of the total illegal alien population in 2015, nearly 80 percent had resided within the United States for more than 10 years and 6 percent entered during the previous five years (2010 to 2014). About 55 percent of illegal aliens in 2015 were from Mexico.
Unauthorized Immigrants: The latest estimate of the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States in 2016 (according to more complete US Census Bureau Data) is 11.96 million. The unauthorized resident immigrant population is defined as all foreign-born non-citizens who are not legal residents. Most unauthorized residents either entered the United States without inspection or were admitted temporarily and stayed past the date they were required to leave.
12). Criminals: The number of immigrants ICE arrested in fiscal year 2018 who were convicted criminals was 105,140. Intakes into immigration detention decreased by 8 percent, while aliens from Mexico and the Northern Triangle of Central America still accounted for over 80 percent of total detentions. Those top 4 countries are Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador
13). Aliens Removed by Criminal Status: FY 2015 to 2017: In 2015 the number was 326,406 or 42.6% due to criminality. In 2016 the number was 333,592 of which 40.8% due to criminality. In 2017 the number was 295,364 of which 41.1% due to criminality. The average number of removal is 318,454. Of all removed 41.5% or 132,158 were removed due to criminality.
14). Aliens Removed by Criminal Status: FY 2015 to 2017: In 2015 the number was 326,406 or 42.6% due to criminality. In 2016 the number was 333,592 of which 40.8% due to criminality. In 2017 the number was 295,364 of which 41.1% due to criminality. The average number of removal is 318,454. Of all removed 41.5% or 132,158 were removed due to criminality.
15). Aliens in Federal Prisons: A total of 57,820 known or suspected aliens were in DOJ custody for a range of offenses at the end of the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018. Of those, 34,834 were confirmed aliens with orders of removal, 15,536 were still under investigation by ICE to determine alienage, 4,410 were aliens who were illegally present and undergoing removal proceedings, and 2,871 were legally present and undergoing removal proceedings. A total of 169 aliens in DOJ custody had been granted relief or protection from removal.
16). Removals and returns result in the confirmed movement of inadmissible or deportable aliens out of the United States. Both ICE and CBP conduct removals and returns. Nearly 400,000 removals and returns were carried out in 2017, a decline from 440,000 in 2016.
Illegal immigrants are not imprisoned for committing additional crimes (beyond coming here illegally) in the United States. But “criminal aliens” — those who engage in other criminal acts — do make up a disproportionate number of inmates in our prisons and jails. They commit serious crimes at a significantly higher rate than those in the U.S. legally.
17). The U.S. population is around 328 million. It’s estimated that about 11 million — or one in 30 — are illegal immigrants. Yet criminal aliens account for more than one in five (20%) federal prison inmates. The government says it has no way to be notified of all imprisoned illegal immigrants.
A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) from 2011 through 2016 shows that 91 percent of federal criminal aliens were citizens of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Colombia or Guatemala.
There were more than 730,000 criminal aliens in U.S. or state prisons and local jails during the period measured. They accounted for 4.9 million arrests for 7.5 million offenses. (The numbers, according to the GAO: 197,000 criminal aliens in federal prisons, arrested 1.4 million times for 2 million offenses, again between 2011 and 2016; 533,000 in state or local facilities between 2010 and 2015, representing 3.5 million arrests for 5.5 million offenses.)
The arrests include allegations of more than 1 million drug crimes, a half-million assaults, 133,800 sex offenses and 24,200 kidnappings. Even more serious, the imprisoned illegal immigrants, over a five-year period, had been arrested for 33,300 homicide-related offenses and 1,500 terrorism-related crimes.
In terms of cost, federal taxpayers shelled out more than $15 billion during the period studied — or $2.5 billion a year — to keep criminal aliens behind bars in federal, state and local facilities.
Many are repeat offenders. Of about 146,500 criminal aliens who finished a federal prison term, about one in six — around 24,800 — already had been imprisoned again at least once.
Detailed data by Crime Prevention Research Center written February 10, 2018 on all prisoners who entered the Arizona state prison from January 1985 through June 2017, they were able to separate non-U.S. citizens by whether they are illegal or legal residents. Unlike other studies, these data do not rely on self-reporting of criminal backgrounds. Undocumented immigrants are at least 142% more likely to be convicted of a crime than other Arizonans. They also tend to commit more serious crimes and serve 10.5% longer sentences, more likely to be classified as dangerous, and 45% more likely to be gang members than U.S. citizens. If undocumented immigrants committed crime nationally as they do in Arizona, in 2016 they would have been responsible for over 1,000 more murders, 5,200 rapes, 8,900 robberies, 25,300 aggravated assaults, and 26,900 burglaries. Do America need this?
18). The U.S. civilian workforce includes 7.6 million unauthorized immigrants in 2017 working illegally. (US Census Bureau Data)
About two-thirds (66%) of unauthorized immigrant adults in 2017 had been in the U.S. more than 10 years. (US Census Bureau Data)
Six states account for 57% of unauthorized immigrants: California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Illinois.
According to a testimony to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee by Mark Morgan (former Border Patrol Chief) he has said that the U.S. isn’t sure of the background of those coming to the country, and often loses them. That there has been a 50 percent jump in illegal immigrant gang members coming into the United States this year. In the report by Mark Morgan titled “Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border: By the Numbers” April 4, 2019 Washington, DC. He warned of loopholes in federal law that will result in some 650,000 illegal immigrants — more than the population of Wyoming — being released into the United States, where most will “never to be heard from again.”
Border agents have noticed an uptick in adult immigrants traveling with minors who are not their children. “Cases of fake families are cropping up everywhere and children are being used as pawns,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told a congressional committee last week. “In fact, we have even uncovered child recycling rings, a process in which innocent children are used multiple times to help migrants gain illegal entry.”
19). In one case involving a Guatemalan woman living in Charleston, S.C. Officials say the woman paired immigrant children with adults who are not their parents. They would present themselves at the border knowing that families traveling together are likely to be released to live in the U.S. until they get to immigration court. Adult immigrants who travel alone are usually detained or quickly deported. “One of the indictments was a woman who was being paid $1,500 a child to take the children back to Guatemala who are not part of the actual family unit,” he said. “She tried to do this 13 times.”
20). Fake Birth Certificates is a Growing Problem Amid Migrant Family Surge. What is a growing problem are fake documents. Up and down the southwest border, federal agents are seeing them. In the Yuma, Ariz., sector alone, they’ve had 450 instances of “fraudulent family units” since October 2018, according to a local spokesman. In El Paso, Texas, Border Patrol Special Operation have found birth certificates that have been forged and when checked against Guatemalan Persons Registry by Guatemalan consul, the consulate has detected lots of fake identity documents. In most of the cases looked into, the pair involves an adult neighbor or relative who is not the parent, and a child is willfully traveling with them. In many cases, immigrant parents already in the United States pay for fake documents for an adult traveling companion to bring their children. The price for fake documents ranges from $200 to $700. It is “an additional service provided by organizations that work for human smugglers.” In the current historic immigrant surge, officials in El Paso have apprehended as many as 1,000 family members a day. A majority come from Guatemala.
21). It is known that Traffickers are using kidnapped kids to get across The Southern Border of the United States. Details of how traffickers are using kidnapped children to help others gain entry as “families.” Evidence is now overwhelming that human traffickers are using “child recycling rings” to smuggle people across the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, according to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.
22). From 2001 through 2018, the remains of at least 3,011 dead migrants have been recovered in southern Arizona, Pima County according to the Humane Borders website. These remains are decomposed and unidentifiable.
23). Patrick Wilson, 6 October 2016 reported: Immigrations and Customs Officials (ICE) increasingly use GPS tracking devices to locate and track illegal immigrants in the U.S. Immigrants who arrive in the U.S. illegally are likely to be eventually identified by ICE officials. They are then located, arrested, and hauled before a judge. The judge may, among other things, order hearings to be conducted at a future date. In order to ensure those illegal immigrants comply with court orders and reappear, judges are increasingly ordering these illegal immigrants to wear GPS tracking devices.
GPS is a great tool that has advanced over the years; however, it is just that, a tool. Probation and parole officers may become too reliant on a GPS unit and assume the offender is no longer engaging in criminal behavior because they are outfitted with a GPS device, but this is not the case. Offenders constantly come up with ways to defeat GPS units or engage in criminal behavior by manipulating their whereabouts. Officers cannot just sit back and check the offender’s GPS points and assume the offender is in compliance. Probation and parole officers must use GPS units in conjunction with other supervision methods.
24). According to ICE, notices are being issued of fines for potentially thousands of dollars to undocumented immigrants who have failed to comply with deportation orders, according to the agency. ICE began issuing notices of its intent to fine migrants last December 2018 following President Donald Trump’s executive order, issued a year earlier, instructing the agency to begin collecting fines from migrants unlawfully in the US. Charging fees for undocumented migration is not unprecedented in the United States: Previously, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 enhanced civil penalties “for failure to depart” and “illegal re-entry,” both offenses under the previous Immigration and Nationality Act. In a case involving a illegal named Espinal she to depart the US as “previously agreed” during an appointment with ICE. She removed her GPS Tracking device and was ordered by ICE to pay accumulated fines totaled $497,777. Espinal called the action unjust and a local movement of supporters, to include Rep. Joyce Beatty, an Ohio Democrat protested in public with signs that said “#LetEdithStay.”
“Be it enacted a Bill requiring the above described Person/People to be implanted with a RFID device to monitor, to verify their identity and their locations for their safety and the safety and common good of United States Citizens.”