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Is Obama’s Illegal Alien Release Program an Impeachable Offense?
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Posted on 06/10/2014 8:42:08 AM PDT by don-o

The vast wave of illegal aliens now swamping America’s southern border and Obama’s intentional policy of not just ignoring it, but encouraging it and spreading its effects, has brought about renewed calls for the House to start impeachment proceedings.

The question is: Whom should the House impeach?

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar says the House should start with Attorney General Eric Holder, and we certainly agree.

While we have long been critical of Holder’s pattern of lawlessness with regard to lying to Congress and ignoring the powers reserved to the states by the Constitution (for which we called for Holder’s impeachment more than a year ago) Gosar has a more immediate and practical argument in favor of impeaching the Attorney General: he is committing a felony by shipping illegal aliens across state lines and releasing them.

For the record, putting an illegal alien in a car, bus or plane and transporting them to another location is deemed "alien smuggling" and is a crime. See 8 USC § 1324 (a)(1)(A).

As Congressman Gosar detailed in a written statement, Andy Adame, Special Operations Supervisor for Border Patrol in Arizona, confirmed 400 detained illegal aliens were shipped to Arizona after being apprehended by the Border Patrol in Texas.

According to DHS officials, illegal aliens were shipped by plane and bus to Phoenix and Tucson due to lack of manpower to handle the large surge in illegal crossing at the southern Texas border. According to Adame, roughly 1,000 illegal aliens are apprehended in South Texas each day. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have stated that the illegal aliens being released are not known criminals.

After an initial screening, illegal aliens are being released under the condition they report to a local ICE office near their final destination within 15 days. Media reports indicate very few illegal aliens are actually returning to finish processing. So far this fiscal year, the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol sector has apprehended more than 140,000 people.

DHS officials also revealed iwhen briefing Gosar that there are no mechanisms in place by which the federal government shares its National Crime Information Center (NCIC) databases of information relating to criminals with state authorities, yet the feds forbid those very same states from enforcing current immigration laws.

Gosar also sent a letter outlining his concerns to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and subsequent to the letter issued a statement calling for Holder’s impeachment.

Gosar's list of questions is lengthy, but important in its totality, because it shows the vast scope and ripple effect of Holder’s lawless actions.

Who authorized this directive at DHS/ICE?

What is the law enforcement purpose of this policy?

Why would DHS/ICE be transporting these individuals to Tucson from as far away as Texas?

Why were Arizona/Phoenix/Tucson chosen as the drop off location(s) for these illegal immigrants?

Is it at all possible that DHS/ICE could be directly or indirectly facilitating the practice of human trafficking?

What exact instructions were given to these illegal immigrants after they were dropped off in Arizona?

Have these types of actions taken place before? If so, when, where, and how often?

If this action has taken place before, what has been the success rate in self-reporting to court dates and properly resolving immigration status?

What measures are being taken to account for an estimated 60,000 illegal immigrant children who will cross the U.S. border?

How or why is this Administration executing immigration policies which amount to the inhumane transfer and neglect of women and children?

Is the practice of busing illegal immigrants to Arizona or other neighboring states the policy that the U.S. intends to implement now and in the future?

What recourse will be implemented to attend to these displaced persons and which agency or federal program will manage the care?

What policies are in place to address any illegal activity that takes place amongst these individuals while detained or abandoned?

It is telling that so far DHS officials refused to cite the statutory authority for this new policy.

We agree with Congressman Gosar’s statement. “While it is hard to discern which of his previous trespasses are most egregious, this is one scandal for which he cannot retain his job. It starts at the top with Eric Holder and if the chief law enforcement officer of the United States is not going to enforce the laws of this land, then he should be impeached."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holder; impeach

1 posted on 06/10/2014 8:42:08 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

So What!

It’s not like the first impeachable offense, and it certainly won’t be the last.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 8:44:23 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: don-o

Does it really matter?

The Republicans in Congress won’t do a thing anyway.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 8:44:59 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: don-o

Why doesn’t Arizona send them to California?


4 posted on 06/10/2014 8:45:27 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: Arm_Bears; don-o

Exactly. This is delusional talk. The point is to focus on elections, not to promote fantasies.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 8:46:27 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: sanjuanbob

Bullshit - send them back to who sent them....we’re already inundated with “our own”.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 8:46:43 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: don-o

A new week. A new impeachable offense.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 8:47:17 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: PoloSec

“Taliban Mullah in Chief” Hussein Obama has chosen “Secretary of Defending the Taliban” Hagel to continue to make “Grand Bargains” with Gitmo Prisoners so that Gitmo can be closed on the last day that all US Military Personnel finally abandon Afghanistan to the Taliban.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 8:48:11 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: don-o

Transporting invaders across state lines?

TREASON


9 posted on 06/10/2014 8:48:43 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: don-o

If there is such a thing as federal law and it is being violated by simply ignoring the law...hell yes he should be impeached.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 8:50:04 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: don-o

They didn’t walk a thousand miles and Mexico didn’t let them wander up here unescorted.

There is a lot more to this.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 8:51:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: servantboy777

That would rally his base for the cry of racism. AOEBO.


12 posted on 06/10/2014 8:53:08 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: samtheman

Winking at lawlessness is a terrible precedent to set.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 8:55:11 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

How does the paperwork go for that???

Under what department or government program do you acquire buses, put illegal aliens on them, and ship them to another state and just drop them off at a bus station?

Some one in the government paid for that expense... Who?


14 posted on 06/10/2014 8:56:10 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Arm_Bears

Does it really matter?

The Republicans in Congress won’t do a thing anyway.


They (mostly) all seem quite content with the status quo. Not one peep.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 9:02:32 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: don-o

8 USC § 2339A Providing material support to terrorists

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2012-title18/html/USCODE-2012-title18-partI-chap113B-sec2339A.htm


16 posted on 06/10/2014 9:02:45 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: don-o

America will NEVER recover from the Cloward-Piven attack on America underway right now.. NEVER.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 9:05:38 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing
Here's yer flag. What is UP with your screen name?

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18 posted on 06/10/2014 9:08:37 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

19 posted on 06/10/2014 9:08:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: cripplecreek
You're right. This is a well-organized overwhelming of border resources all the way to the inception point of these aliens. The moms with 1 year olds didn't walk hundreds of miles from south America!

In the photos I've seen, all of these aliens look clean with clean clothes, too. Many are smiling, even. Something very evil is going on when it comes to the planning that went into this. Team Obama has lots of explaining to do. Holder is probably the point man on logistics to help these aliens get here. Before it was AK-47's to Mexican narco terrorists. This time it's humans being smuggled the other way.

20 posted on 06/10/2014 9:10:04 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Old Yeller

While there a seemingly endless parade of impeachable offenses, nothing will be done.

But, if, as has been suggested elsewhere, the entire Current Regime were to be prosecuted under the provisions of the RICO act, as a criminal enterprise, then THAT may gain some traction.

This is not merely “high crimes and misdemeanors”, it is flat-out criminal activity.

Saul Alinsky would be so proud.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 9:10:25 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: don-o

Does a day go by when the Kenyan doesn’t commit an impeachable offense?


22 posted on 06/10/2014 9:10:31 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: don-o

I’ll never give up or give in...but, see post #15.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 9:10:55 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: don-o

Everything this fruit cup does is impeachable. He is the true Teflon Don. Don’t mess with the Halfrican. He is going to run rampant for 2.5 more years and there is nothing that will be done to stop him.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 9:15:16 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: don-o

I agree on start with Holder. The insane Democrats in the Senate will never approve but maybe it can be done using their refusal in the bid for 2014 no matter what State.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 9:15:27 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: SampleMan

He is causing chaos around the world. Egypt, Libya, The United States...


26 posted on 06/10/2014 9:16:08 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: samtheman

Exactly. This is delusional talk. The point is to focus on elections, not to promote fantasies.
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The left was capable of talking impeachment and issues at the same time, so why can’t we? The arguments supporting impeachment also could help with the elections. Those who are dead set against impeachment are a lost cause.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 9:18:12 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: don-o

I agree on start with Holder. The insane Democrats in the Senate will never approve but maybe it can be done using their refusal in the bid for 2014 no matter what State.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 9:18:24 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Mr. K; Liz; FReepers; All

How does the paperwork go for that???

Under what department or government program do you acquire buses, put illegal aliens on them, and ship them to another state and just drop them off at a bus station?

Some one in the government paid for that expense... Who?


That’s what many of us, here, have been asking. When you find out, please *ping* ALL.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 9:19:24 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Logical me

USC 9 Sec. 1324. Felony “harboring”. Five years per violation.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 9:19:54 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: PGalt

Exactly - Treason it is !


31 posted on 06/10/2014 9:24:05 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: don-o

The Untouchable

starring Barack Hussein Obana


32 posted on 06/10/2014 9:26:07 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: sanjuanbob

AZ should ship them to DC.


33 posted on 06/10/2014 9:26:43 AM PDT by matthew fuller (We should swap twenty million Mexican illegal aliens for Marine SGT Andrew Tahmooressi.)
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To: Socon-Econ

Why should any one vote for a politician who places his career concerns first and the impeachment of a person committing felonious and treasonous acts while serving in the Presidency second? Such a politician is unworthy of any position in government.


34 posted on 06/10/2014 9:29:23 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

It seems he’s really ramping up his war on the US.


35 posted on 06/10/2014 9:33:18 AM PDT by surrey
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To: don-o

had any pubbie done half what this punk ass poser has done they’d be in jail.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 9:37:06 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: don-o

Republicans have no stomach for impeachment. It won’t happen. On the other hand, there is a good case for criminal charges that has been laid out by Ben Stein.

What really need are pictures of the children who have crossed the border illegally, being held at military bases around the country, sleeping on plastic boards and getting sick.


37 posted on 06/10/2014 9:39:24 AM PDT by Eva
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To: SampleMan
The most serious issue (if conservatives in DC were serious about stopping the invasion of the US) is that they're unaccompanied minors and should be returned to their homelands and parents. Isn't that international law?

I'd think that abetting their leaving home instead of facilitating their return is kidnapping.

38 posted on 06/10/2014 9:39:38 AM PDT by grania
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To: don-o
Is Obama’s Illegal Alien Release Program an Impeachable Offense?

More PONTIFICATING but not ONE INDICTMENT issued for anyone for ANYTHING that's occurred thus far.

39 posted on 06/10/2014 10:51:12 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Yes, that is the plan. Makes me glad I am old, but it makes me sad for my grandchildren.


40 posted on 06/10/2014 10:59:39 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: VideoDoctor
More PONTIFICATING but not ONE INDICTMENT issued for anyone for ANYTHING that's occurred thus far.

And your point? Shall we give up? You sound defeated.

41 posted on 06/10/2014 11:25:10 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
And your point? Shall we give up? You sound defeated.

My point in case it went right by you is to call for normal retaliation in ENFORCING existing laws by bringing JUSTICE down on the heads of individuals who have lied, have culpability, but NO ONE dares to hold them responsible. Hell, we currently refuse to enforce our existing laws regarding illegal immigrants.

By Obama, and his administration, laws have been broken so my question remains the same: "WHO will and WHEN will someone step FORWARD and LEAD by wielding the Sword of JUSTICE and enforcing existing LAW.

I'm calling for someone on the political stage to LEAD the Conservative charge and retaliation. Without LEADERSHIP nothing constructive happens.

Meanwhile, Obumbler moves on to creating his next pile of $hit while, as of yet, has never been challenged for creating any of his earlier piles.

The message we send is "nothing is going to happen because no one has the courage to go against the boy-king.

42 posted on 06/10/2014 2:34:53 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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