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Department of Homeland Security

Allow court pleadings to be accepted digitally

Currently, ICE attorneys around the country must file documentary pleadings with the Board of Immigration Appeals. The pleadings are hand delivered through the use of a private mail delivery company. It would save the U.S. tax payers countless dollars if pleadings were allowed to be submitted digitally.

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Department of Homeland Security

Make it easier to deport aliens

Everyday more paperwork is needed to remove aliens in order for "more robust reporting." 5 years ago it took 20 minutes, now it takes 3-4 hours to do the paperwork. Less paperwork = more production = more removals and less man hours. It's an easy calculation. We treat aliens with kid gloves, but US citizens don't get near the ammenities or rights. Do you want ICE to remove aliens or do you want us strangled with paperwork... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Automate NCIC Background Checks for Immigrants

Electronically capture Name(s) and Date(s) of Birth found in USCIS applications so that NCIC background checks can be run automatically when they are due to expire. Perhaps this can be most easily accomplished from within the CLAIMS 4 Oracle Database being used as the primary production mechanism for Naturalization.

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Department of Homeland Security

Cut GPO spending drastically.

If the GPO was required to print government documents only in the English language their budget would shrink to manageable levels. This is a hot button political question right now, but it's a win-win-win. 1.) GPO budget shrinks 2.) interpreters / translators get work 3.) New arrivals are compelled to learn the english language and better integrate into the United States.

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Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate Citizenship Paper Certificates w/Plastic Card

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services currently issues very expensive Certificates of Citizenship and Certificates of United States Naturalization. They are printed by the Treasury Department's Engraving & Printing and then issued after vetting and a fee of approx. $600 dollars plus is paid to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Converting these certificates into plastic card identifiers would cost... 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

Jobs

When this country began, we created programs and benefits to help populate, fill out, and explore this great country, e.g. the Homestead Act, and associated Homestead Acts.

In addition there are many laws protecting the labor, employment, and commerce of the U.S.

I believe unemployment in the U.S. has more to do with complacency, and reluctance to relocate, than it has to do with "jobs Americans don't want to do."... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Countries pay for their illegals.

In addition to fining those present in the United States contrary to law, we should start charging the countries of nationality for the detention, removal, and deportation of their citizens.

If these countries were doing more to improve the quality of life, that would hinder the influx of people who are "just trying to make a better life."

By the way anyone who comes to the U.S., for the purposes of living, working,... 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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