Department of Agriculture

Wildfire costs defer to country of illegal immigrants

It is well known in the wildfire community after an investigation how and who may have started the devastating wildfires that have consumed the southwest U.S. Sometimes it is by accident or even weather related, but sometimes it is a diversion for the Border Patrol so the illegal immigrants who are drug smugglers and slave traders can cross without capture. U.S. land, homes and people suffer the most with only the U.S.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Simplify the I-213 (I-861) writing process for ICE/CBP agents

I am a student volunteer at one of the Offices of the Principal Legal Advisor for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. My primary duty this summer has been to approve Notices To Appear (NTAs) as "legally sufficient" and then send them to Immigration Court. In order to approve the NTA, the information in the I-213 needs to match up. As I've browsed over all these I-213s, I've noticed that the writing style and layout... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Stop SSI benefits to convicted smugglers

Seems simple. Stop giving SSI checks to convicted smugglers. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. We apprehended and convicted an alien smuggler and also encountered his SSI check stubs as well as a recent receipt for $2,000+ wheels and tires for his car. We contacted SSI to cancel the SSI checks. They advised that if we provided proof that the subject was incarcerated, they would stop the SSI payments during his... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Assign Asylum officers to every Sector

Having Asylum officers in every Sector would allow credible fear cases and the like to be processed more efficiently while saving money avoiding detention costs. Asylum officers can be on call within their respective sectors just like every other agency to respond to their relative cases. If an agency apprehends a subject that claims credible fear, an Asylum duty officer can be contacted and they can respond to interview... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Adjust Border Patrol Agent Work Hours !!!

Instead of agents working 5 days a week for 10 hours per day, agents should work 4 days a week for 12 hours. That saves the government 2 hours a week per agent in the border patol. That is a savings of millions of dollars a month. Border Patrol agents will gladly sacrafice two hours of pay a week if that means they have an extra day to spend with their family and friends. Thank You

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Department of Homeland Security

Kennel the OBP K-9s

I am currently at a station that has approximately 22 canine handlers. Each handler is at least a GS 12/1. The canine handlers have a take-home vehicle and they receive suffer & permit pay. The suffer & permit pay amounts to approximately $753 per pay period at a GS 12/1 level. This is in addition to paying for the fuel consumption of a take-home vehicle as well as all of the maintenance on that vehicle. I would... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Allow Border Patrol to conduct interior enforcement

The Border Patrol could quickly cut a significant portion of our resident illegal alien population if they were allowed to operate in the nation's interior. They know where many of the illegal aliens live, but aren't able to do anything about it due to being tied to the border itself. ICE/HSI currently has the mandate for interior enforcement, but doesn't have sufficient manpower or will to engage in serious interior... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate the Office of Air and Marine

Returning the air and marine assetts to the Border Patrol and other agencies and eliminating the Office of Air and Marine woule cut millions of dollars in salaries and needless take home vehicles. On the great lakes alone the savings would be substantial and we would not have people sitting around during the winter months when the lakes are frozen collecting a six figure salary for doing nothing. If the boats were returned... more »

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Government Accountability Office

USE UNEMPLOYED VETERANS (60,000)

Many veterans are returning home with physical limitations or returning home with no job to go to. Instead of using a contractor for our security jobs, use our vterans. Many veterans even with physical limitations could sit around and watch a camera for better security. This could save lots of money by doing away with the contractor and contracted employees, less unemployment benefits going out the door!

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Department of Homeland Security

In House Nurse

Currently when an immigrants gets injured during his travel from his country, we utilize alot of man power and hours to transport and guard the individual in the local medical facility. An Agent also needs to aquire the prescriptions at the pharmacies. This takes away alot of time away from the Agent in performing line duties and Supervisors typing and printing out injury reports. Hiring in House nurses throughout... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Secure the border...

Secure the border by vigorously enforcing current immigration laws and addressing the reasons why people illegally come to the U.S. (jobs and benefits). CBP is fighting a losing battle to “secure the border” as long as ICE is free to pursue enforcement activities other than immigration and customs enforcement (which happens to be their name). There should be no reason for ICE to investigate terrorist activities. Terrorist... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Station Budget

Recently my station received 4-5 new Ford Raptors for field use. While we are forced to man our zones with less manpower (2 man units) due to us being forces to conserve gas. Leaving at times two total units to cover our AOR. Currently the Ford Raptors are being used by upper management and rarely leave the station, which according to the reason they were purchased, defeats the purpose of them being used for field testing.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

BP Agents responsible for vehicle damage!

Border Patrol agents should be held accountable for vehicle damage, the same as in the US Military. Too many have watched "dukes of hazard" and cause excessive repairs on vehicles or even cause a unit to be "Deadlined". Ask any CBP Automotive Mechanic their opinion and I think you will find they all agree. Agents aren't held accountable for their driving actions causing taxpayers $$$$$$.

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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidate DHS Seized Property Operations

Currently; Border Patrol, CBP, FPS, ICE, TSA and the US Coast Guard have their own facilities, policy, processes, and specialist personnel to handle seized property and contraband. By consolidating all of these facilities and processes into one DHS seized property system, cost savings and efficiency will occur. Why does ICE need a seized property vault in the same geographical location as CBP? Consolidate these facilities... more »

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