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  •  Further, there is an I.C.E. document "Op. Endgame" (9+ / 0-)

    that is the central strategic plan for U.S. goals, policy, and framework for detention of "deportables."

    Cached link here:
    Looks like it's no longer available on the DHS website.

    The DRO was patterned after a mission in the Alien and Sedition Act:

    The Detention and Deportation Program, now the Office of Detention and Removal (DRO), was established in a 1955 reorganization of the INS to carry out a mission first articulated in the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798.  The Alien and Sedition Acts included the earliest deportation legislation, which empowered the President to order the departure from the United States of all aliens deemed dangerous.
    p. 2-1

    People who qualify for detention?

    Unique Population: DRO detainees are all held for administrative, not criminal law, violations. They are awaiting the adjudication of their immigration status cases, and are not being held subject to a criminal conviction....The DRO detained population includes illegal economic migrants, aliens who have committed criminal acts, asylum-seekers (required to be detained by law) or potential terrorists. These persons can be male, female, unaccompanied juveniles of either gender, or families. Even the detention by DRO of those with criminal convictions (“criminal aliens”) is strictly administrative in nature, not punitive. This necessitates different environments, standards, and population management within DRO facilities than that of other federal, state, county, or local correctional facilities. DRO detainees have unknown lengths of stay in custody because they are dependant on the speed of immigration court hearings, appeal review or removal processing.
    p. 2-11

    "You are not even aware of what is possible. The extent of their capabilities is horrifying."Edward Snowden -6.62, -6.92

    by CanyonWren on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 03:01:57 PM PDT

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    •  A Good Supplemental Read from the Guardian (14+ / 0-)

      U.S. Military ‘Power Grab’ Goes Into Effect
      Unilaterally Grants Itself Authority Over ‘Civil Disturbances’ - By Jed Morey on May 14, 2013-

      Full article here

      Important to note is the change in the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.  By updating the statute with the word "Support" it changes entirely. a new dynamic was introduced to the militarization of domestic law enforcement. By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.
      ...One of the more disturbing aspects of the new procedures that govern military command on the ground in the event of a civil disturbance relates to authority. Not only does it fail to define what circumstances would be so severe that the president’s authorization is “impossible,” it grants full presidential authority to “Federal military commanders.” According to the defense official, a commander is defined as follows: “Somebody who’s in the position of command, has the title commander. And most of the time they are centrally selected by a board, they’ve gone through additional schooling to exercise command authority.”

      As it is written, this “commander” has the same power to authorize military force as the president in the event the president is somehow unable to access a telephone. (The rule doesn’t address the statutory chain of authority that already exists in the event a sitting president is unavailable.) In doing so, this commander must exercise judgment in determining what constitutes, “wanton destruction of property,” “adequate protection for Federal property,” “domestic violence,” or “conspiracy that hinders the execution of State or Federal law,” as these are the circumstances that might be considered an “emergency.”

      “These phrases don’t have any legal meaning,” says Afran. “It’s no different than the emergency powers clause in the Weimar constitution [of the German Reich]. It’s a grant of emergency power to the military to rule over parts of the country at their own discretion.”

      Hello Fascist State :-(

      Letting Republicans run the government is like putting Atheists in charge of a church. They don't believe in it, don't care if it works - and they take no responsibility for the results.

      by orangecurtainlib on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 04:49:56 PM PDT

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