Presidential Executive Order
Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations
and Preventing International Trafficking
Purpose. Transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations, including transnational drug cartels, have spread throughout the Nation, threatening the safety of the United States and its citizens. These organizations derive revenue through widespread illegal conduct, including acts of violence and abuse that exhibit a wanton disregard for human life. They, for example, have been known to commit brutal murders, rapes, and other barbaric acts.
Sec. 2. Policy. It shall be the policy of the executive branch to:
(a) strengthen enforcement of Federal law in order to thwart transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations, including criminal gangs, cartels, racketeering organizations, and other groups engaged in illicit activities that present a threat to public safety and national security and that are related to, for example:
(i) the illegal smuggling and trafficking of humans, drugs or other substances, wildlife, and weapons;
(ii) corruption, cybercrime, fraud, financial crimes, and intellectual-property theft; or
(iii) the illegal concealment or transfer of proceeds derived from such illicit activities.
(b) ensure that Federal law enforcement agencies give a high priority and devote sufficient resources to efforts to identify, interdict, disrupt, and dismantle transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations, including through the investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of members of such organizations, the extradition of members of such organizations to face justice in the United States and, where appropriate and to the extent permitted by law, the swift removal from the United States of foreign nationals who are members of such organizations;
(c) maximize the extent to which all Federal agencies share information and coordinate with Federal law enforcement agencies, as permitted by law, in order to identify, interdict, and dismantle transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations;
(d) enhance cooperation with foreign counterparts against transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations, including, where appropriate and permitted by law, through sharing of intelligence and law enforcement information and through increased security sector assistance to foreign partners by the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security;
(e) develop strategies, under the guidance of the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, to maximize coordination among agencies — such as through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), Special Operations Division, the OCDETF Fusion Center, and the International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations Center — to counter the crimes described in subsection (a) of this section, consistent with applicable Federal law; and
(f) pursue and support additional efforts to prevent the operational success of transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations within and beyond the United States, to include prosecution of ancillary criminal offenses, such as immigration fraud and visa fraud, and the seizure of the implements of such organizations and forfeiture of the proceeds of their criminal activity.
Sounds to me like Trump has found a perfectly legitimate alternative way to remove criminal illegals already with the writing of this executive order. If Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR and others are declared “criminal” then hey he has everything he needs here to take out those “elements”.
It also brings into question the downsizing or elimination of the monster in the closet – The Department of Homeland Security. This group has steadily since inception grown into the worst abuser of government rights and privileges as well as funding. Originally it was to coordinate efforts but has since become intrusive in many areas of daily life. I get there is a need for a coordinator who can at a moments notice call up necessary assistance. I also get that a single head agency for many of our security agencies makes sense. What I do not get is that it has more than 240,000 employees. Why does it take that many employees to coordinate the efforts of agencies who are supposed to be doing the “heavy lifting”? What purpose do they serve when the actual function of this department is to coordinate? I could see a thousand or so employees with perhaps one in each region of the country to call quickly for assistance but over two hundred thousand is a poor use of employee manpower when agencies it is coordinating could better use those employees themselves.
The budget of DHS certainly reflects the explosion of growth and inefficiency of this agency to “coordinate” agencies and their efforts.
2002 $19.5 million to set up this agency seemed reasonable
2002 $37.7 million to finish its set up is getting a bit over the top
2010 $55 million is excessive when agenies to be “coordinated” should have been getting the funds
2015 $60 million (with accounting manipulations including manditory fee and trust fund? WTH, Now they are charging fees and have a trust fund under DHS?)
2017 $67 million
Basically to me it looks like instead of “coordinating” DHS is now its own separate enforcement entity no different from FEMA, FBI, or CIA. Why is this so? I can attest myself to its intrusiveness when online after having been employed for a year in a “Call Before You Dig” business.
Also watchdog groups have highlighted as has media the over-the-top lavish offices, building construction overruns, wasteful “party” and training spending, as well as other things. Not least of which was Johnson’s head-up-the-wazoo of Obama and his detrimental “executive discretion privileges”.
Part of draining the swamp I hope is reviewing every budget and determining its worth, abuse, and cost-effective uses.