An explosive and unvarnished look at America’s immigration problem. Crime & Incompetence: Guide to America’s Immigration Crisis (2013) takes the reader into a world of crime, corruption, and incompetence that politicians (on both sides of the aisle) and faceless bureaucrats do not want you to know exists.
Investigative journalist Marinka Peschmann’s eye-opening book exposes the dark side of the broken immigration system. Bribery—cash, gifts, or sex—is but one criminal element at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
After reading Crime & Incompetence, Americans will learn how, under the watch of both Republican and Democratic administrations, the USCIS grew into a dysfunctional bureaucracy that contributed to the ongoing decades-long illegal alien/undocumented worker crisis.
Legal immigration is so broken it creates illegal aliens. The most damning evidence? Government reports and court cases tell the tale.
UPDATE: It is worth noting that Crime & Incompetence was inspired by Michael Aytes, then Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Aytes attacked me (it is in the book), after I started reporting on the serious problems with immigration in 2009.
Tragically immigration was broken then.
It remains broken over a decade later.
Check out the latest case processing times at USCIS.
A tale of two judges
“Immigration judges are quitting or retiring early because of Trump,” Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2020.
“[Immigration Judge Charles Honeyman] continued to grant asylum to victims of domestic violence even after the Justice Department said that was not a valid reason to. And he tried to ignore demands to speed through cases without giving them the consideration he believed the law required.”Los Angeles Times
Courtney Francisco, “Judge Robert Ruehlman says he calls ICE when he suspects defendants could be here illegally,” WCPO Cincinnati, January 23, 2020.
A Hamilton County judge told WCPO he regularly calls U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on defendants in his courtroom when he suspects they could be in the country illegally. “I call ICE in a minute. I have no problem calling ICE,” said Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman. Ruehlman said he calls ICE “10 to 20” times a year.WCPO Cincinnati
See also: Astrid Galvan, ‘A blaring siren’ for Democrats after ruling halts DACA [aka Dreamers], Associated Press, July 17, 2021.
Immigrants and advocates are urging Democrats and President Joe Biden to quickly act on legislation to protect young immigrants after a federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled illegal an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of thousands of them brought into the U.S. as children.
Plaintiffs have vowed to appeal the decision by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program illegal, barring the government from approving any new applications, but leaving the program intact for existing recipients.
Calling the ruling a “blaring siren” for Democrats, United We Dream Executive Director Greisa Martinez Rosas said they would be solely to blame if legislative reform doesn’t happen.
UPDATE: August 15, 2021. Legal immigration is still broken, and more good people are dying. This time it’s Afghans who worked with and helped the U.S. military in Afghanistan. The same thing happened with the Iraqi translators.
UPDATE: CNN, August 23, 2021. The promise of legal immigration for those who helped America ….
Immigration is still cruel and broken
UPDATE: September 16, 2022. The cruelty of America’s broken immigration system persists. A system that creates illegal/undocumented immigrants–just like I warned about in my book that was published in 2013.
“Rachel Self, a Boston immigration attorney tells you everything you need to know about immigrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard. They’d been given falsified U.S. addresses by immigration officials, perhaps ensuring that they’d be deemed in the country illegally.”
Rachel Self, a Boston immigration attorney tells you everything you need to know about immigrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard.— Skyleigh Heinen (@Sky_Lee_1) September 16, 2022
They’d been given falsified U.S. addresses by immigration officials, perhaps ensuring that they’d be deemed in the country illegally. pic.twitter.com/mBp7AqBow1
Remember there are some people who will tell you that I am the problem.