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Foiled by Fences

September 15, 2004 Homeland Security's border bureaus struggle to blend people, systems and cultures. By late May, Terry Sourbeer had seen enough. For more than two months, Sourbeer, a manager in a Miami office of the Homeland Security Department's Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau, had been trying to renew a contract for two...

Catch and Release

August 1, 2004 Short on funds, the Homeland Security Department has begun releasing illegal immigrants in the United States rather than detaining them. For the last 18 months, the Homeland Security Department's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has held 22,000 to 23,000 illegal immigrants in its detention system, despite being funded to detain...

ICE releasing illegal aliens on nationwide basis

July 2, 2004 The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is releasing certain illegal aliens from federal custody across the country because it lacks the funds to detain them, according to documents obtained by Government Executive. The releases are designed to cut the number of illegal aliens in ICE's detention system, which is budgeted...

The Challenger: What would Kerry do?

July 2, 2004 This month in Boston, the Democratic Party will nominate a presidential candidate who has spent a career defending, protesting and investigating the government he now seeks to lead. In 1971, John Kerry burst onto the national stage as a long-haired Vietnam veteran at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, blasting...

The Challenger

July 1, 2004 Understanding John Kerry's vision for managing the federal bureaucracy requires some reading between the lines. This month in Boston, the Democratic Party will nominate a presidential candidate who has spent a career defending, protesting and investigating the government he now seeks to lead. In 1971, John Kerry burst onto the...

DHS agency to keep its name

June 25, 2004 The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau will not get a name change, Assistant Secretary Michael Garcia told employees Friday afternoon. The announcement puts an end to a months-long effort by ICE officials to change the name to U.S. Investigations and Criminal Enforcement, a title they felt more aptly described...

ICE budget woes may force release of some aliens

June 22, 2004 The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau is releasing some criminal aliens from federal custody in five southern states because it cannot afford to detain them, according to documents obtained by Government Executive. The decision, which affects aliens held in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, was made by regional...

Accounting problems bedevil Homeland Security agency, lawmaker says

June 16, 2004 Rampant accounting problems at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau risk violating federal spending laws and are having an impact on operations, Rep. Jim Turner, D-Texas, said Tuesday. In a letter to Clark Kent Ervin, the Homeland Security Department's inspector general, Turner said accounting woes have left ICE pilots in...

Purchasing Power

June 15, 2004 Where might David Safavian lead White House procurement policy? David Safavian graduated fifth in his class at Detroit College of Law, served as a legislative aide to Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, and Rep. William Schuette, R-Mich., and worked at one of Washington's premier lobby shops, Janus-Merritt Strategies. But in federal...

Gun Battle

June 15, 2004 Agents, firearms makers and Congress members are nervous about a new deal to outfit the Homeland Security Department with sidearms. At 7.1 inches from barrel to grip and just under two pounds, the .357-caliber Sig pistol is one of the smallest weapons in the U.S. war on terrorism. But if...

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