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    There are good people in ICE and in CIS.  They are not all bad and I don't want to give the perception that I am demonizing the immigration service.

    But it is incontestible that many, many ICE staff see their role as getting people on a fast track out of the United States.  This is particularly true for those involved in deportation.  By and large, it is a conservative law-enforcement oriented culture.  The numbers are so high because the Administration is efficient, and also has provided ample resources to ICE.  They have been far better at turning the agency into a fearsomely well-run operation than at getting lower levels to excercise a little discretion.  

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:44:12 PM PDT

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