Open Letter to President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress: Release Paul Peter Tjandra from custody!

Open Letter to President Barack Obama and U.S. Congress:
 
Please release PAUL PETER TJANDRA from custody.  His violation was for B-2 Visa overstay.  He subsequently applied for religious and ethnic (Christian Chinese Indonesian) asylum for persecution by radical and terrorist Muslims in Indonesia.  He arrived at the USA in 2005.  In 2009, an Immigration Judge deported him.  Mr. Tjandra appealed his deportation and in 2012 the U.S. 9TH Circuit denied his petition to stay..  Mr. Tjandra has never been out of immigration status.  His U.S. Employment authorization expires next year. On November 21, 2013, he was arrested pursuant to a Call-In-Letter, DHS Form G-56 in Yuma, AZ.  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement & Removal Operation agents were very professional while effecting the arrest. Mr. Tjandra is being held at the Eloy Detention Center where he is assigned to the Library due to his computer information knowledge and being bilingual.
 
Mr. Tjandra’s mother, who is an I-551 Lawful Permanent Resident Alien filed a petition I-130 on behalf of Mr. Tjandra with a priority date of April 23, 2008, F2B (Lawful Permanent applying for a son over 21 years old). Currently the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and the U.S. State Department are reviewing F2B’s I-130 petitions filed on May 1, 2006.  If Mr. Tjandra is allowed to stay, the filing of new USCIS documentation can generate over $1,000 as a surplus for the economy of the United States   
 
Mr. Tjandra is a professional computer information expert and a skilled Asian food cuisine chef who was in the process of opening an Asian restaurant through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
 
Mr. Tjandra doesn’t have a criminal history, police traffic tickets, no encounters with any law enforcement agency, files his yearly U.S. Income Tax returns, and above all, has his own health insurance with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona.  He doesn't drink or smoke.  I am a retired DHS-ICE-HSI Special Agent who honorably retired in October of 2006.  Because a portion of my pension goes to my ex-wife, paying Mr. Tjandra's outstanding bills have created a very hardship in my household and in our health.  I know that we are not alone in our hardship suffering.  Thousands of American families are experiencing our same hardship burdens.
 
We thank President Obama's administration and U.S. Congress from keeping our communities free and safe by removing a great numbers of Class I, II and III criminal illegal aliens, who are considered a National Security Threat to our communities and societes.
 
For a conversation with former Director of ICE, Mr. John Morton regarding the arrest of Level, I, II, and III criminal aliens and aliens with no criminal records, law obedient aliens, go to: 
 
http://www.npr.org/2012/06/09/154639557/new-plan-sees-more-illegal-immigrants-deported-from-u-s
 
There are thousands of illegal aliens like Mr. Tjandra.  With the release of such non-criminal aliens who are paying for their own health insurances, the OBAMACARE health insurance issue may be resolved up to some extent.
 
I am offering the following news article which deals with statistics and cost comparisons.
 
"Deporting All Of America's Illegal Immigrants Would Cost A Whopping $285 Billion
 by JANA KASPERKEVIC - JAN. 30, 2012, 10:00 AM 14,637 25
 
Illegal immigrants with 19 debates and the State of the Union address behind us, we have heard a lot about immigration including President's call for immigration reform, Gingrich's immigration plan focusing on deporting criminal illegal immigrants, Romney's newest plan of self deportation and a discussion about who wants to deport more grandmas. 
 
Yet the question that remains unanswered is, what would it cost to deport an undocumented grandma?  
 
A year ago, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deputy director Kumar Kibble told Congress it costs about $12,500 to deport an undocumented immigrant. 
 
However, a 2010 report by Center for American Progress and Rob Paral and Associates took a close look at all the budget appropriations for ICE and broke down the costs per person for each one of the four stages of deportation process: apprehension, detention, legal proceeding and transportation. The whopping cost of deportation per person that they came up with is $23,480. 
 
The report states that ICE and US Customs and Borders Protection budgets have increased by 80% since 2005, amounting to $17.1 billion in FY2010. If US were to undertake a mass deportation campaign its cost over five years would be $285 billion, which "would mean new taxes of $922 for every man, woman, and child in our country. $5,100 fewer dollars for the education of every public and private school student from prekindergarten to the 12th grade."
 
Here is the breakdown of the $23,480 figure: 
 
1. Apprehension: $18,310
 
ICE 2008 budget for apprehensions was $1.24 billion and financed 67,728 apprehensions. That comes out to $18,310 per one apprehension. In some cases, cost per apprehension can be less: 
 
In one enforcement operation in May 2008, the federal government spent $5.2 million from preparation to follow-up costs on a raid at the Agriprocessors Inc. slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, which led to the detention of 389 mostly undocumented immigrant workers.
 
In that case, cost per apprehension was $13,368. 
 
bunk beds immigration detention center
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2. Detention: $3,355
 
It costs $99 per bed and $12.82 per personnel (guards) a day to detain a deportee. According to the report, ICE has 32,000 beds in 350 facilities operated by governments or private contractors and 15,300 spaces in community-cased supervision program. These numbers exclude expenses associated with leasing state and local jail facilities. Deportees are on average detained for 30 days, bringing the detention cost to an average $3,355 per deportee.
 
3. Legal Proceedings: $817
 
The 2008 appropriations for processing of undocumented immigrants were $238.32 million, which was applied to 291,781 legal proceedings. The $817 per deportee is the most conservative estimate considering it is calculated using the number of cases initiated, rather than number of cases completed, and considering the fact that in 2008, it took on average two proceedings to achieve one deportation.
 
4. Transportation: $1,000
 
In 2007, ICE Assistant Secretary Julie Myers estimated $1,000 per person transportation cost for deportees.The report cited the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee that reported per person transportation cost for federal detainees, including deportees, to be $999 in 2008, and projected a $1,190 per person cost for 2011. Most undocumented immigrants from Mexico are transported back across the border by bus. Others are transported by plane by the ICE Detention and Removal Operations Flight Operations Unit in partnership with the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System, which transported almost 200,000 undocumented immigrants in 2008.
 
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/deporting-all-of-americas-illegal-immigrants-would-cost-a-whopping-285-billion-2012-1#ixzz2nWv6ludk.
 
God Bless America and we pray for President Barack Obama, his first family, his White House administration, the U.S. Congress, and our great country, the United States of America.
 
Rev. Dr. Miguel A. Contreras, PhD, ThD.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeDIYlzN7EY&list=PLekguDU7G5Wj8uHAHNFCW6SiB6qlvS9jP&feature=player_embedded

About Miguel Contreras

Miguel Angel Contreras is the founding and chairmen emeritus of the Federal Hispanic Law Enforcement Officers Association www.fhleoa.org and the principal agent and representative of a class action lawsuit of discrimination filed in 1995 against the Legacy U.S. Customs Service, later reorganized into the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In 2007, a U.S. District Court dismissed the class action on only one issue. The case, Miguel A. Contreras, et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security will never be forgotten. Dr. Contreras is a renowned leader with a firm commitment to diverse ethnic communities worldwide. He is recognized for his work ethics in the areas of leadership, civil rights advocate, social ethics, reform, and reconciliation. A noted criminal justice, law enforcement, security management, and community leader for more than 30 years, his expertise and extensive background in these subject areas have resulted in his being called for consultation with various organizations on issues dealing with law enforcement, security management, U.S. Customs, U.S. immigration issues, society, and social justice. Dr. Contreras, for 30 years served with distinction as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator and as a journeyman criminal investigator with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, such as the US Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, www.ice.gov US Customs Service's Offices of Investigations and Internal Affairs, www.ice.gov US Drug Enforcement Administration, www.dea.gov US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, www.atf.gov US Immigration & Naturalization Service, www.ice.gov and US Defense Investigative Service, www.dss.mil. He served with the Lansing Police Department www.lansingpolice.com as a police officer and corrections officer with the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan, www.ingham.org/sh in the late 1970s. Dr. Contreras honorably retired from federal law enforcement service on October 4, 2006. He has lectured foreign national federal police personnel in national security issues, and has traveled to several countries as a Federal law enforcement official. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), designation granted by the American Society for Industrial Security, www.asisonline.org a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), designation granted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, www.acfe.com a Diplomate of the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts (DABLEE), designation granted by the American College of Forensic Examiners, www.acfei.com and Certified Security Supervisor (CSS) and Certified Protection Officer (CPO), designations granted by the International Foundation for Protection Officers, www.ifpo.org. A consummate no-nonsense law enforcement and security management expert, is a driving-force of numerous coalitions across ideological, cultural and social spectrum, he has served on numerous local, regional and national boards assisting communities. Dr. Contreras received his Associate Applied of Science degree and Associate in Business at Arizona Western College, www.azwestern.edu and Lansing Community College, www.lcc.edu respectively, and a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Michigan State University, www.msu.edu a Master in Theology and Apologetics, and a Doctor of Theology degree at Calvin School of Apologetics & Theology, www.calvinschool.info a Master of Theology in Christian Counseling, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theology, and a Doctor in Theology in Pastoral Counseling at Northwestern Theological Seminary, www.northwesternseminary.com. He also conducted advanced graduate studies in security management at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, www.le.ac.uk. In January 2005, he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Northwestern Theological Seminary. Dr. Contreras is currently an ordained minister with the Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church (LEPC). He was a former minister and pastor with the Assemblies of God. He also offered totally free Christian counseling and preached for free at the Crossroads Mission Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center and at other locations in Yuma, AZ and nation-wide. Dr. Contreras never received compensation or was paid for his pastoral, preaching or Christian Counseling services.

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Miguel Angel Contreras is the founding and chairmen emeritus of the Federal Hispanic Law Enforcement Officers Association www.fhleoa.org and the principal agent and representative of a class action lawsuit of discrimination filed in 1995 against the Legacy U.S. Customs Service, later reorganized into the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In 2007, a U.S. District Court dismissed the class action on only one issue. The case, Miguel A. Contreras, et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security will never be forgotten. Dr. Contreras is a renowned leader with a firm commitment to diverse ethnic communities worldwide. He is recognized for his work ethics in the areas of leadership, civil rights advocate, social ethics, reform, and reconciliation. A noted criminal justice, law enforcement, security management, and community leader for more than 30 years, his expertise and extensive background in these subject areas have resulted in his being called for consultation with various organizations on issues dealing with law enforcement, security management, U.S. Customs, U.S. immigration issues, society, and social justice. Dr. Contreras, for 30 years served with distinction as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator and as a journeyman criminal investigator with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, such as the US Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, www.ice.gov US Customs Service's Offices of Investigations and Internal Affairs, www.ice.gov US Drug Enforcement Administration, www.dea.gov US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, www.atf.gov US Immigration & Naturalization Service, www.ice.gov and US Defense Investigative Service, www.dss.mil. He served with the Lansing Police Department www.lansingpolice.com as a police officer and corrections officer with the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan, www.ingham.org/sh in the late 1970s. Dr. Contreras honorably retired from federal law enforcement service on October 4, 2006. He has lectured foreign national federal police personnel in national security issues, and has traveled to several countries as a Federal law enforcement official. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), designation granted by the American Society for Industrial Security, www.asisonline.org a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), designation granted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, www.acfe.com a Diplomate of the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts (DABLEE), designation granted by the American College of Forensic Examiners, www.acfei.com and Certified Security Supervisor (CSS) and Certified Protection Officer (CPO), designations granted by the International Foundation for Protection Officers, www.ifpo.org. A consummate no-nonsense law enforcement and security management expert, is a driving-force of numerous coalitions across ideological, cultural and social spectrum, he has served on numerous local, regional and national boards assisting communities. Dr. Contreras received his Associate Applied of Science degree and Associate in Business at Arizona Western College, www.azwestern.edu and Lansing Community College, www.lcc.edu respectively, and a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Michigan State University, www.msu.edu a Master in Theology and Apologetics, and a Doctor of Theology degree at Calvin School of Apologetics & Theology, www.calvinschool.info a Master of Theology in Christian Counseling, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theology, and a Doctor in Theology in Pastoral Counseling at Northwestern Theological Seminary, www.northwesternseminary.com. He also conducted advanced graduate studies in security management at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, www.le.ac.uk. In January 2005, he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Northwestern Theological Seminary. Dr. Contreras is currently an ordained minister with the Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church (LEPC). He was a former minister and pastor with the Assemblies of God. He also offered totally free Christian counseling and preached for free at the Crossroads Mission Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center and at other locations in Yuma, AZ and nation-wide. Dr. Contreras never received compensation or was paid for his pastoral, preaching or Christian Counseling services.