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house Bill H.R. 877

Increased Congressional Oversight of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Argument in favor

Streamlines and clarifies the mission and objectives of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Integrates, streamlines and modernizes national security.

John's Opinion
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06/21/2015
If this can override this Presidents illegal actions to NOT enforce immigration law, do it. But if not, why bother...
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BTSundra's Opinion
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02/05/2016
I would prefer if we enforce the laws on the books instead of making new ones. If this had to happen though, I see this as a step in the right direction.
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Robert's Opinion
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02/26/2015
I voted for you to put a stop to Mr Obama's socialistic, Islamic tolerant and overly politically correct agenda. The time is right now to dig un your heels and fight for what's right. If he is illegally allowed to let potential dem. Voters to pour our borders, our party and our way of life will be lost and generations to come will look at this failure with shock and disappointment. Let him shut it down and blame us. People are intelligent enough to understand. PASS ONLY A CLEAN HOMELAND SECURITY BILL! It's the only thing that will secure our position. Let's not allow this only once in our history opportunity get away! My 2 cents worth... Bob T. Springfield, OH
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Argument opposed

With few details to go off of, it’s hard to tell how the agency would change, and what sort of impact those changes would have on national security, immigration and customs.

Steven's Opinion
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02/05/2016
What would all the poor Law Enforcement Agencies do if congress weren't there to oversee them? Congress can't do its own job, so it has no room to criticize any other agency in performance of its duties.
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Mark's Opinion
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02/26/2016
How about actually letting them do their job for once. Instead of giving ILLEGAL immigrants free reign of our country.
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Loraki's Opinion
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09/28/2016
There are some troubling provisions in this bill (page 5 of 16). I don't know if this has been allowed all along; I never really looked into it before (Shame on me!). Text of bill: https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr877/BILLS-114hr877ih.pdf ‘‘(d) GENERAL ENFORCEMENT POWERS.— The Director may authorize agents and officers of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to— ‘‘(1) execute any warrants issued under the laws of the United States; ‘‘(2) issue and serve administrative or judicial subpoenas and summonses; ‘‘(3) carry firearms; ‘‘(4) make arrests without warrant for any offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such felony; ‘‘(5) seize any property, whether real or personal, that is involved in any violation or attempted violation, or which constitutes proceeds traceable to a violation, of those provisions of law which United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is authorized to enforce;
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    What would all the poor Law Enforcement Agencies do if congress weren't there to oversee them? Congress can't do its own job, so it has no room to criticize any other agency in performance of its duties.
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    If this can override this Presidents illegal actions to NOT enforce immigration law, do it. But if not, why bother...
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    There are some troubling provisions in this bill (page 5 of 16). I don't know if this has been allowed all along; I never really looked into it before (Shame on me!). Text of bill: https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr877/BILLS-114hr877ih.pdf ‘‘(d) GENERAL ENFORCEMENT POWERS.— The Director may authorize agents and officers of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to— ‘‘(1) execute any warrants issued under the laws of the United States; ‘‘(2) issue and serve administrative or judicial subpoenas and summonses; ‘‘(3) carry firearms; ‘‘(4) make arrests without warrant for any offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such felony; ‘‘(5) seize any property, whether real or personal, that is involved in any violation or attempted violation, or which constitutes proceeds traceable to a violation, of those provisions of law which United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is authorized to enforce;
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    How about actually letting them do their job for once. Instead of giving ILLEGAL immigrants free reign of our country.
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    Get your own house in order, Paul Ryan. Congressional oversight doesn't help. You mostly act like toddlers on crack--power crazy & developmentally disabled. You get in the way & create busy work for people who have real jobs to do. They are adults & don't have access to the Congressional crack. Get out of the business of thinking you can help. You can't to the jobs you were elected to do and embarrass the country on a daily basis. After the next election, when most of you lose (and the country wins!) perhaps you will be in a position to do something other than show your crack crazy asses in public!
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    DC under liberals has determined that we should have no way to stop illegals and terrorist from invading our home. Thus, give all federal money for border security to border states' militias to do the job BO and others of his ilk refuse -- simply for political gain! -- to do
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    I would prefer if we enforce the laws on the books instead of making new ones. If this had to happen though, I see this as a step in the right direction.
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    They are letting murdering bastards go free!
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    I voted for you to put a stop to Mr Obama's socialistic, Islamic tolerant and overly politically correct agenda. The time is right now to dig un your heels and fight for what's right. If he is illegally allowed to let potential dem. Voters to pour our borders, our party and our way of life will be lost and generations to come will look at this failure with shock and disappointment. Let him shut it down and blame us. People are intelligent enough to understand. PASS ONLY A CLEAN HOMELAND SECURITY BILL! It's the only thing that will secure our position. Let's not allow this only once in our history opportunity get away! My 2 cents worth... Bob T. Springfield, OH
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    I agree with other comment of if it can overturn Obama's continually looking the other way when it comes to illegals - there is a process to enter the US -
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    Lol! Once I stopped laughing, I voted no. Congress has not been able to reform immigration, who really thinks they can now keep an eye on ICE? This has all the hallmarks of a GOP election year pos legislation put forward to "impress their ignorant base" of how hard they are working, but Obama, ya know.....
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    I thought this was already a power of congress ?
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    I would like to know what their views are before approving them.
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    How would putting such an incompetent group as congress in an oversight position of ICE improve anything? Probably just the opposite would occur!
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    Yes. Make them do their jobs. Deport, deport, deport
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    not until they show a willingness to get involved at all
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    Not enough info.
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    Make someone responsible even if it created another elected position
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    This is very vague. I want a secure border as well, but we need more details as far as what congress wants to do.
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    Can't trust a Congress that won't do "its" job to oversee how others are doing theirs.
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