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T5 B1 Bach- Robert Fdr- Entire Contents- Questions- Emails- Letters- Subpoenas- Webprints and Press Reports (1st Pgs for Reference) 078

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QUESTIONS
FOR
BOB BACH
£^
Previous immigration experienceWhen
and how did you
come
by
yourV»b
at INS ?
what were
you
told your
job
would entail
?
years
of
employmentX/^V
*•
Ci
t
what were the high priorities at the time you became Executive AssociateCommissioner for Policy and Planning?
i^~/toJ$y^£/>dy/cpb\?
Who did you answer to on a day to day
basis
at
Please describe
your
job,
whoreportedto you and who youworked withon a
day*
to day basis within the INS? in other departments? Private sector?
Priorities.
What
were the policy priorities of INS during your tenure? (Citizenship USA, SWborder, employer sanctions,
fraud
schemes, anti-smuggling,
OSADEF,
JTTF (but
did
it
kicking
and
screaming).
What were
the
Commissioner's Interior enforcement priorities during
the
years
you
were
in
office?
Where
did CT
fall
in
that picture?
What about technology, information sharing,
and
intelligence?
Did you
sign
off
on all
strategies
and
priorities
and
budget
allocations?
DID
YOU EVER SIGN
A
COUNTERTERRORISM
POLICY
DOCUMENTOF ANY
KIND?
Meissner
reorganization.
What
is
your view
of the
Meissner1994
regfrganization,
whereby
an
isolatedpolicy
shop
was
created
and the
offices
of
Programs
and
Field
Operations.
Were,
there
any unintended consequences (investigation/interior enforcement had a
difficult
time
functioning
effectively,
Why was
there never appointed
aniSES
chief
in
investigations
from
1995
to the
time
you
left
the
Commissioner's/fob?
(Borderpatrol
ha
e^
^x/^*^)
/<f
(/p^
«
Budget
resources.
What
role did you have in developing the INS budget? In allocating appropriatedmonies?
L
M4-
/2>UJU
^
M-^'W
/
What were
the
budget priorities?
o Did you
ever seek
out
DOT,
OMB or
Congress
to
provfde
more
funding
on
CT?
(\Jff^C
o To what extent was Congress,
from
yoi/vantage
point, interested in the INSplayinga
rolejn
CT considering INSexclusive
jurisdictionj»er
Title8?
**"'"/
/
/
'
*
o
rnj
ywi
'olicy
Council.
Who
instituted
it?
Wha'tX^aVits
purpose^
What
t
value
did it
provide?
provide
minutes).
^r*
'Jfi6
Relationship
with DOJ:
 
Their priorities?
Describe relationship?
Did you
participate
in the INS
Weeklies held
by the DAG and AG?
Pleasedescribe them.
What
DOJ
helped accomplish.
What
you
wanted
to do
that
DOJ
discouraged.
Relationship
with DOS:
Relationship
with DOD:
Relationship
with
the
White House:
• Who
work with?
What
issues?
Work with Dick Clarke. What issues? When? What taskings?
How did you
respond to the taskings?
What involvement with
the
CSGs?
How did you
receive PDDs?
(9,39,62)
Relations
with the CT Coordinator, later the
NSU:
Did you
have
any
contact with
the
National Security
or
Lookout Units? Specialinterest cases?
Ashead
of
policyandplanning,did youever revieworrequesta CT
strategy!
Ever
see or
hear
from
Mike
Pearson on the
strategy
that
Cadman
provided
to him
JTTFs.
Whatdid yousee,ifany,of thevalueto the INS of INSagents beingdetailed to the JTTFs?
Feb
1997
from DM to
DOJAAAG
adopting recommend to
fill detailee
positions
on task
forces. Discusses value
of
INS
in
dealing with
travel/immigration
fraud
and IN A law in
removing terrorists
and 6
removals
inNYC due to INS
participation.
CIA. What
value to the INS of INS
agents
being detailed to the
CIA?
Relations
with Congress.
Their priorities
What Congressional members
did you
think
it
important
to
take heed?
Helpful/unhelpful.
Relations with the private sector while at the INS
Please describe your relations with
the
airline industry
Please describe your relations with Colleges/universities
Pleasedescribe
your
relations
with
the
foreign
studentassociation.
Please describe your relations with Border communities
Did you
meet with
any of
these groups ever? What
did you
consider your role
to
be in regard to their interests?
 
Information avenues and intelligence.
Did you
receive intelligence briefings?
Please explain
the
roles
of
each
of
these units within
the
INS:
o
National Security Unit
o
Lookout Unit
o
Intelligence
Unit
*"""
o The difference
between
the
office
of
programs
and
office
of
field
operations
and
office
of
policy
and
planning.
Role
of CT
events
on INS
policy
and
priorities.
What role
did you see for the INS in
counterterrorism
in the
years you?
What
was
your view
of the INS
role
in
national security issues?
Whose responsibility
was CT,
from
your vantage point?
o
Were
you
aware
of UBL as a
threat?
Did
anyone ever
discuss
with
you UBL as a
threat? That the INS had a role to play on the borders and in internal enforcement
b/c
of INSexclusive Title8authority?o Were you aware of PDD-3 9 requiring INS to exclude terrorists?What wasyourresponse
to
that requirement? What about PDD-62?
Show documents.
o
Strategies.
o Do you
recollect what,
if
any,
CT
strategies were drafted?
1986
Contingency
plan for Alien
Terrorists
and
Undesirables
1995
Draft
CT
Strategy
outline
from
ParkBramhill
to
Greg
Bednaj-z
1997
Budget
Initiative
Development
Teams,
Phase 2-Strategy
Development,
Priority
Gocdft^:
Strengtheji^Efforts
to
Counter
International
Terrorism.
o Who was
tasked with
CT
policy?
Why
didn't
you
take
CT
policy
up?
Migrant
Trafficking
Coordination Center.
In
FebJZOOO,
JDQJ
contacted James Castello
-''
stating that
the INS was not
being
responsive
to
setting
up an
interagency
center
on
aliensmuggling,
and the
group
of
agencies involved were
considering
moving
on
without
them.
Expedited Removal.
Why did the
policy council decide
not to
expand expeditedremoval
toEWIs
(SEE policy council meeting tab).
Student tracking.
What
was
your role
in
CIPR1S?
Do you
recall
a
March
1996
presentation
on
CIPRIS
whereby
the
results
of an
interagency task force were presented, concluding that
the
current studenttrackingsystemhad to bescrappedas it wasbeyond repair,and a newsystemwas
proposed
which includedabiometric element? (Task
force
had
found
1000sof
fraudulent
I-20s, corrupt designated student
officers,
and language schools selling

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