Department of Defense

5-Prong approach to Social Policy Change

Citizens do not want or need services cut and the middle class does not need tax increases. Here is my husband and I’s 5-prong approach to policy change that could significantly improve the country’s current financial situation: 1) Invest all Medicare and Social Security money contributed. This would allow growth and the possibility of long-term sustainment. 2) Temporarily cease sending U.S. dollars to aid foreign... 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 Justice

Immigration Courts Should Take Notice of State Dept. Reports

Everyday, DHS and private-bar attorneys file State Dept.-published human rights reports (20-100 pages each) before 235 immigration judges in 59 courts nationwide. These reports are updated annually, and because immigration cases can last a matter of years, often these reports are filed multiple times for the same case. The immigration courts should take judicial notice of these reports, so that they do not have to be... 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

Streamlining the Immigration Court Process

I am a student volunteer at Immigration and Customs Enforcement in one of the Offices of the Principal Legal Advisor. We have Notices To Appear (in court) sent to us - thousands of them. Our shelves become full, and we are not able to attempt to approve many NTAs for over 2 years (this is for non-detained cases only). It is not efficient for the many CBP/ICE offices in our district to send all the NTAs to one central... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Immigration Services Fees

We are waisting manpower and resources by manually taking fees at each Immigration Office. USCIS is making forms electronic for processing, and the fees must be the same. The applicant should apply and pay the fees at the website by adding the secure pay site. This would save (at a minimum) on personnel (5), resources (paper/processing, training, machines & purchase and maintenance per USCIS Field Office. This eliminates... more »

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Legislative Branch

If you are not legal, let us help you go home....

The legislature should look at reducing the amount of money paid for services for illegal immigrants. Medical bills are high, welfare is high, education is high. I don't want to sound incentive, but we need to take care of our own people first. If you are not legal we will help you return home 1 time the next time you are ordered to a work camp and then sent home. The next time you are caught you will be sent... more »

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Department of Defense

INVEST IN THE AMERICA'S!

THe huge amounts of money wasted in Africa and Asia could be better utilized investing in our southern neighbors. I would rather see items made in our hemisphere, then in China or Vietnam. IF we had spent the money wasted in Afghanistan on building up MExico and fighting the drug lords down there, we would have a viable trading partner with a growing prosperous economy. LEss illegal migration would happen as their... more »

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Social Security Administration

Set aside funds to deport/relocate refugee/asylees

Currently, if you do not succeed in becoming a citizen in 7 years you lose you SSI benefits if you are an asylee or refugee. If monies are held from benefits for the purpose of relocation it would help DHS's budget. Any funds held this way could be released to the beneficiary when they attain citizen status or return to the country of origin at their own expense.

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Executive Office of the President

Require Non-Citizens to pay up front for medical care.

Anyone who is a non-citizen (No matter where they are from) would have to pay up front for medical care or be denied. Pre-paid debit cards would be required and money could be added to them at any time from any source. If a non-citizen went to the ER, they would have to present their pre-paid card or be denied medical care of any kind. The limit to the care would be the limit of the ability to pay in advance. This is... more »

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Department of State

Bill foreign countries for expenses incurred by their citizens

The U.S. gives aid to almost every country in the world in one way or another. If a foreign citizen uses U.S. services without paying -- hospitalization and medical care at the top of the list -- hospitals etc. should send the bill to the State Dept which would bill the appropriate country. If the bill is not paid within 30 days it is withheld from their foreign / military aid and the State Dept should repay the hospital/institution... 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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Judicial Branch

Penalize Immigration Lawyers for Frivolous Lawsuits

The government is currently wasting millions processing frivolous immigration lawsuits being initiated by shady lawyers taking advantage of their clients. This is particularly true for those seeking asylum. Start reporting these guys to the state bar, strip them of their license, and charge them court costs after a pattern of frivolous lawsuits. Too many are just able to continue practicing with no penalty. Establish... more »

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Legislative Branch

Naturalized Citizens Convicted of Terrorism Loose Citizenship

Lately there have been a number of naturalized citizens convicted of terrorist activities against the US. None of them have lost their citizenship. They and their immediate family (if naturalized) should be immediately stripped of US citizenship on conviction of involvement in terrorist related activities. Why should someone trying to destroy us remain a citizen? It should be a privelege not a right for someone not... more »

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