Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

ICE Air’s costly fares

Department of Homeland Security’s inefficient flight scheduling turns deportees into jet-setters.
Department of Homeland Security’s inefficient flight scheduling turns deportees into jet-setters.

The Department of Homeland Security’s ICE Air doesn’t fly to the North Pole, but it might just as well have for all the empty seats and wasted taxpayer money it has been responsible for. So indicates an April 9 audit of the department’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Air Operations. “A limited analysis of detainees transferred multiple times identified six detainees with redundant transfers that may not have been necessary,” notes the report. “ICE Air moved all six detainees multiple times between the same cities.”

One example involved the roundabout way in which a deportee bound from San Diego to El Salvador first was flown to Phoenix on November 14, 2012, then back to San Diego on November 20, and once again to Phoenix the next day before finally being airlifted out of the country. Another detainee was flown from Denver to El Paso on July 22, 2013, then to Phoenix on July 24, returned to Denver on August 14, and back to El Paso on August 22, before disembarking for Mexico. Adds the audit, “It was not possible to determine whether the transfers were necessary,” because the government “does not collect and analyze data related to redundant transfers to determine the frequency, causes, or possible solutions.”

Besides multiple trips, auditors also found bad scheduling was causing high rates of vacant seats on the chartered flights. ICE “may have been able to save up to $41.1 million to transport detainees had it operated each flight at full capacity,” according to the document.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Oceanside Film Festival goes virtual

The Devil’s Road: A Baja Adventure, Bess Myerson: The One and Only Jewish Miss America, Becoming Lola
Next Article

Pepper covers Sublime for The House That Bradley Built comp

Hirie, G. Love, the Expanders, Common Kings, the Skints, Long Beach Dub Allstars, and Trevor Young also contribute
Department of Homeland Security’s inefficient flight scheduling turns deportees into jet-setters.
Department of Homeland Security’s inefficient flight scheduling turns deportees into jet-setters.

The Department of Homeland Security’s ICE Air doesn’t fly to the North Pole, but it might just as well have for all the empty seats and wasted taxpayer money it has been responsible for. So indicates an April 9 audit of the department’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Air Operations. “A limited analysis of detainees transferred multiple times identified six detainees with redundant transfers that may not have been necessary,” notes the report. “ICE Air moved all six detainees multiple times between the same cities.”

One example involved the roundabout way in which a deportee bound from San Diego to El Salvador first was flown to Phoenix on November 14, 2012, then back to San Diego on November 20, and once again to Phoenix the next day before finally being airlifted out of the country. Another detainee was flown from Denver to El Paso on July 22, 2013, then to Phoenix on July 24, returned to Denver on August 14, and back to El Paso on August 22, before disembarking for Mexico. Adds the audit, “It was not possible to determine whether the transfers were necessary,” because the government “does not collect and analyze data related to redundant transfers to determine the frequency, causes, or possible solutions.”

Besides multiple trips, auditors also found bad scheduling was causing high rates of vacant seats on the chartered flights. ICE “may have been able to save up to $41.1 million to transport detainees had it operated each flight at full capacity,” according to the document.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Make a wedding-and-wine statement from Nordstrom Rack and Schutz

Report from the land of brand whores
Next Article

Oceanside Film Festival goes virtual

The Devil’s Road: A Baja Adventure, Bess Myerson: The One and Only Jewish Miss America, Becoming Lola
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close