Skip to main content

I do not suffer from "Xenophobia"....my spouse is a "foreigner" and my son was born in the Philippines. The author of the following is a first generation Filipino American and probably one of the best investigative reporters/writers in the business. I agree with her on the following issue "totally"....I despise "foreigner's" coming to my country and illegally use our system and then turn around and try to destroy the American Way and kill its citizens.

by Michelle Malkin

WHO LET LEE MALVO LOOSE?
The mainstream media informed us this week that Lee Malvo, the reportedly 17-year-old youth charged as a material witness in the sniper investigation along with his stepfather John Mohammed, is a "Jamaican national." As of this writing (Oct. 24), the Immigration and Naturalization Service refused to comment publicly on the exact nature of Malvo's immigration status.

Here are the facts the INS doesn't want you to know: Lee Malvo is an illegal alien from Jamaica who jumped ship in Miami in June 2001. He was apprehended by the Border Patrol in Bellingham, Wash., in December 2001, but was then let go by the INS district in Seattle in clear violation of federal law and contrary to what the arresting Border Patrol officers intended, according to my law enforcement sources.

According to INS records I obtained, Malvo was arrested by Border Patrol agents in Bellingham, Wash., on Dec. 19, 2001. Local police called the Border Patrol during an incident involving "some sort of custody dispute" between Malvo's mother, Uma Sceon James, and stepfather, John Mohammed (the ex-Army soldier with black radical Muslim ties now at the center of the sniper investigation). James admitted that six months earlier, "she and her son were passengers on a cargo ship that was filled with 'illegal asians (sic).' They were all off loaded in the Miami, FL area where she immediately located work at the Red Lobster in Ft. Myers, FL."

From there, Malvo and James traveled to Tacoma, Wash., and ended up in Bellingham. At the time of their arrest, INS records indicate, neither Malvo nor his mother had any documents proving their identities or allowing them "to be or remain in the United States legally." The Border Patrol agents concluded that because she had "no roots or close family ties in the United States, James was likely to abscond." The arresting officer noted that the mother-and-son illegal aliens, Malvo and James, would be "detained at the Seattle Detention facility in Seattle, Washington pending deportation charges."

That's not what happened. About a month after their arrest, Malvo and his mother were set free by the Seattle district INS -- contrary to what the arresting Border Patrol officers had determined should be done. And in clear violation of federal law regarding the removal of illegal alien stowaways. According to the Detention and Deportation Officers' Field Manual:
"Occasionally, you may encounter an alien who claims to be a stowaway, but cannot or will not provide information concerning the name of the vessel of arrival. Prior to April 1, 1997, such aliens could be handled in the same way as any other EWI (entered without inspection) case and placed into removal proceedings. The (Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act), however, directs that stowaways, regardless of when encountered, are to be removed without a hearing . . . citing section 235(a)(2) of the Act as the authority for the action."

The law is explicit: Illegal alien stowaways are to be detained and deported without hearings. James admitted that she and her son were illegal alien stowaways. Yet, in January 2002, James was released on a $1,500 bond; Malvo was set loose without any bond on his own recognizance. Here is my theory: Somebody at the Seattle INS office leaned on the arresting Border Patrol officers to disregard Malvo and his mother's "stowaway" status -- allowing them to run free and allowing the INS to avoid the costs associated with detention and deportation.

So, who let Lee Malvo loose? The Seattle INS office referred my call to the Washington, D.C., headquarters. The national headquarters referred calls to the Montgomery County sniper task force. Standard INS operating procedure: Pass the buck and run for cover.
"This makes me sick to my stomach," says Daryl Schermerhorn, vice president of the Northwest regional chapter of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents Border Patrol agents in Washington State. "The INS is not concerned with enforcing immigration law," he told me this week. "It's more concerned with freeing up jails and saving a few bucks than it is with protecting Americans and removing people who don't belong here."

As I document in my book, "Invasion," these countless "catch and release" cases have demoralized rank-and-file INS agents and cost scores of American lives -- from cops gunned down by fugitive deportees to victims of illegal border-crossing murderers, and now, quite possibly, to the innocents slaughtered in the Washington, D.C.-area sniping spree.
Eugene Davis, a retired deputy chief Border Patrol agent in Blaine, Wash., told me: "This is another classic example of how our catch and release policy for illegal aliens remains a danger to us all. What's it going to take for the American people to demand that we fix the system?"

Michelle Malkin is author of "Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores" (Regnery). Michelle Malkin's e-mail address is malkin@comcast.net.
COPYRIGHT 2002 CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.Originally Published on Wednesday�October�23,�2002

"American" (Blak Man)
"American" (Blak Man)
Original Post

Replies sorted oldest to newest

I saw this story before. I'm wondering now what I wondered then: why have an INS if they won't do their job? Did you see the story on the State Department visa applications of the 9/11 terrorists that were obviously questionable? Before 9/11, I mean, the applications that allowed them to come here in the first place. They should have been rejected. What do we pay these people for?

I'm not sure about Malkin's theory that Malvo may have been deliberatly let loose, though. It doesn't take a conspiracy theory, the INS probably was just as dumb as they look. I hope to see someone fired over this.
Lea, it took my wife over a year to get a Visa to come to the USA....and I know people who have been waiting over 15 years for one. It is a shame that illegal aliens are afforded accommendations that most poor Americans can't get....it is all because of this so-called "Political Correctness" BS. Radical far leftwing "Liberal" nonsense!

I don't know about the conspiracy theory either, I will admit. I do know that those people in the INS who goes against the laws of the USA need to be charged with a crime and just not only fired! George W. is right in having control over the "Homeland Security Dept....so he can hire and fire at will....and not leave it up to government unions to protect their jobs.

The primary job of our govenment is to protect its citizens from foreign or domestc enemies....and not social programs! Peace.

"American" (Blak Man)
Hello Mr. Buckstops, and Lea,

"I do not suffer from "Xenophobia"....my spouse is a "foreigner" and my son was born in the Philippines. The author of the following is a first generation Filipino American and probably one of the best investigative reporters/writers in the business. I agree with her on the following issue "totally"....I despise "foreigner's" coming to my country and illegally use our system and then turn around and try to destroy the American Way and kill its citizens. by Mr. Buckstops

The legally documented immigrants who have taken the necessary steps to become naturalized U.S. citizens should be commended for their achievement. The standards shall not be lowered to allow illegal immigrants who have no business being in the U.S. the privilege of U.S. citizenship status or otherwise. At the historic site of "Ellis Island", along the New York harbor, there is plenty of documentation to show the pain and suffering of those who used legal channels to enter the U.S. to some day become full fledged U.S. citizens.

Should the INS enforce federal statute in the states of California, New Mexico, or Texas, with regard to the numbers of illegal Hispanic immigrants who enter the U.S. under false pretenses, without the proper legal documentation, the task would be mind boggling, if not next to impossible. Many truly honorable INS agents risk their lives daily apprehending and deporting illegal immigrants. Just as soon as these individuals are deported, in no time at all, the same set of individuals soon find there way back into the U.S.

In addition, many businesses hire illegals to do work for wages that the average U.S. citizen will not work for, or work that is so dehumanizing that the typical U.S. citizen takes on the disposition that such tasks are better left for the illegals to perform. Many business owners harbor illegal immigrants, to shield them from prosecution, to keep their businesses from going under. This is yet one more reality, that compounds the problem of maintaining order with regard to the enforcement of INS law.

Indeed, it is disgusting to learn that the incompetence of other U.S. citizens made for the circumstances that resulted in maiming and/or the loss of life of other law abiding U.S. citizens. It would be interesting to know if any penalties at all will be levied against the INS agents who are responsible for such incompetence.

Unfortunately, unless more resources are used to give the border patrol a better handle on this serious set of circumstances, or checks and balances are used to keep INS agents within the boundaries of the law, or assistance is given to raise the standard of living in numerous underdeveloped countries of the world, or action is taken to make for a Democracy in Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, etc., with the aim of reducing the prospect of any immigrant wanting to leave their native country to begin with, this problem will be around to haunt every law abiding U.S. citizen for years to come.

Sincerely,

Michael Lofton

[This message was edited by Lofton on October 27, 2002 at 05:27 PM.]
quote:
Originally posted by buckstops:
Lea, it took my wife over a year to get a Visa to come to the USA....and I know people who have been waiting over 15 years for one. It is a shame that illegal aliens are afforded accommendations that most poor Americans can't get....it is all because of this so-called "Political Correctness" BS. Radical far leftwing "Liberal" nonsense!

I don't know about the conspiracy theory either, I will admit. I do know that those people in the INS who goes against the laws of the USA need to be charged with a crime and just not only fired! George W. is right in having control over the "Homeland Security Dept....so he can hire and fire at will....and not leave it up to government unions to protect their jobs.

The primary job of our govenment is to protect its citizens from foreign or domestc enemies....and not social programs! Peace.

"American" (Blak Man)


That was BRILLIANT!!!! I know Indians in the IT business who had to go through walls to get visa, and then you have an illegal alien like this and many others committing horrific crimes. It doesn't make sense. Political Correctness will be the DEATH OF US ALL!!!

Add Reply

Post
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×