90 Miles From Tyranny

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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How Immigration Officials Cooked the Books and Fooled Congress for Years

A recent Justice Department report on U.S. immigration courts provides a rare glimpse into the difficulties faced by the Trump administration as it repairs the damages inflicted on these tribunals over the last 20 years.

But give credit to the courts’ new executive, James McHenry. Early on, he identified the need for transparency and has made accurate disclosure of court business one of his agency’s highest priorities. Candor, if not reform, demands no less.

It’s a good start for an executive whose predecessors often avoided—and sometimes denied—the truth about the courts’ troubling dynamics. Yet the courts limped along, their annual reports masking a systemic dysfunction never shared with Congress.

While transparency won’t cure the dysfunction, it should identify obvious areas for reform—among them failures to appear in court.

From 1996 through 2016, just under half of all aliens who were set free pending a trial date—1.25 million in total—were ordered removed, i.e. deported. Of that number, 952,291 were removed for evading court. Less than a quarter of this same group actually appeared in court. Over the span of more than two decades of court business, nearly two-fifths (37 percent) of those who were let free before their trial ended up fleeing court.

Since 1996, an average of 45,000 migrants each year disappeared, adding to a backlog of unexecuted removal orders that in 2016 numbered 954,000. If predictions are correct, nearly 57,000 people will evade their hearings in 2018 and bring the 23-year failure-to-appear total to 1.05 million—that’s 9.3 percent of the illegal population in the U.S. as measured by a 2017 Pew Research Center study.

It is here that damage to the courts, immigration enforcement, and national security intersect.

From 2001 through 2005, Immigration and Customs Enforcement freed 45,000 out of nearly 92,000 people who entered the U.S. from terror-linked nations. Released to pursue asylum claims, Department of Homeland Security officials believed many would disappear—and they were right.

Out of 641,000 immigration court decisions handed down over the same period, 43 percent of them—or 279,000 verdicts—directed those who missed their hearings to be removed. Court records reveal that aliens detained and then released to attend court fled their hearings at roughly the same rate as their counterparts who were never detained.

Unsurprisingly, Homeland Security found that 85 percent of those ordered removed later absconded. In other words, when confronted with deportation, they ran. Seldom, according to ICE records, were any ever rearrested.

How did their flight from court escape notice? How did the practice continue for so long without a reckoning?

The answer lies in mismanagement across both Republican and Democratic administrations that produced weak—and sometimes dishonest—recaps of court business. In essence....

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In China ‘Free’ Trade Means Steal What You Want

Why won’t it play by the rules?

What can Democrat Chuck Schumer, Republican Marco Rubio, and President Trump agree on? Almost nothing, but they agree China is robbing America blind and has to be stopped. When the President slapped a punishing 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods starting July 6, his least likely GOP ally, Senator Marco Rubio (FL) applauded the tariffs as a “theft tax.” Senator Schumer backed them too, warning that allowing China’s massive stealing to continue will cause “long-term real damage to America.”

Within hours of Trump’s announcement, China retaliated with $50 billion in tariffs on U.S. imports. Trump shot back with tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. China accuses Trump of “provoking the trade war.” Provoking? China’s been fighting dirty against American business for years. China steals $225 billion to $600 billion worth of fashion designs, pharmaceutical formulas, and new technologies from U.S. companies every year, according to the Commission on Theft of American Intellectual Property. Previous U.S. presidents did nothing but negotiate. That’s like watching a burglar strip your house and asking him “can we talk?” At last, an American president picked up a weapon — tariffs — to fight back.

Not a minute too soon. The stealing is getting worse. Politicians naively said admitting China to the World Trade Organization in 2001 would push it toward a free market economy observing the rule of law. Magical thinking.

From the start, China violated WTO rules, knocking off American products and selling them as the real deal. A staggering 88% of counterfeit goods seized are from China and Hong Kong, according to Homeland Security. Like the Chinese thought “free” market meant steal what you want.

Steal it or extort it. American companies doing business in China are pressured to transfer proprietary technology to a local partner. China promised to stop that arm twisting but broke its word.

Now China is abandoning any pretense of respecting intellectual property. President Xi Jinping’s official economic policy, called Made in China 2025, elevates technology theft to official status. The government politely calls it “the assimilation and absorption of imported technology.” China plans to steal its way to economic dominance and end dependence on foreign suppliers.

American companies can’t thrive under this threat. Our advantage in world markets isn’t cheap labor or cheap materials. It’s ideas.

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